NEWS: Our mountain bike tracks are open again!
People who visit Living Springs are impacted by the beautiful, natural setting and leave with a better connection to the world they live in.
As a host of many large groups, corporate organisations, schools and camps, Living Springs gives people memories and experiences that can impact them for life. The hillside location of the main camping facility and the surrounding 450ha property, make Living Springs a unique and wonderful place. Isn’t it time you visited?
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We offer a huge range of camps for all ages, abilities, private small groups as well as large social groups.
OUR LATEST NEWS
A massive thanks to Meridian Energy and Christchurch Foundation for the continued support of Living Springs, specifically in helping us with our mission to become an eco-sanctuary. Last week we were given 1425 native plants to be planted as part of our conservation efforts. Living Springs will be retiring several areas from livestock grazing and…
Living Springs is honoured to officially announce our new environmental partnership with Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke and Conservation Volunteers NZ. Whakaraupō – He Rau Ringa e Oti ai (the Helping Hands programme) He Rau Ringa e Oti ai is a well-known whakataukī that loosely translates as “Many hands make light work” which sums up…
A massive thank you to the Christchurch Singletrack Club and the large number of volunteers who have worked hard rebuilding and re-establishing the track ready for everyone. The track includes the uphill climb “Totara Valley” (previously known as “The Pines”) which features our Forever Forest established by Christchurch Foundation and Meridian. The Forever Forest aims to…
Be transformed. Be refreshed. Be inspired.
The move towards an Eco-Sanctuary on this unique 420 hectare property is an evolving one and had its inception forty years ago with a number of comprehensive tree planting programmes in the early years of Living Springs.
There has been a considerable momentum shift in recent years with the Allandale Stream Restoration programme beginning in 2011 and then enlarging to include the ‘Plant a Hundred Totaras’ initiative and “Predator Free Allandale” concept in 2013/14. Out of this base in 2014 began to emerge the idea of a Living Springs Eco–Sanctuary.
This winter Living Springs is preparing to plant another 6500 native trees alongside formalising plans for the Ecosanctuary. Support through donations and volunteer labour are needed. Ask the staff about Corporate Responsibility packages to enable your company to partner with this nature project.