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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?

To read our latest Annual Report, you can find it at the link below:

2018 Living Springs Annual Report

OUR CAMPS

We offer a huge range of camps for all ages, abilities, private small groups as well as large social groups.

OUR LATEST NEWS

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Special Spots of Living Springs: The Burnside Quarries

As you may or may not know, I have recently joined the Living Springs team. Not only am I new to Living Springs, I am also new to New Zealand. My family and I moved here from the Netherlands. Discovering the gems this area has to offer has been amazing. In the coming months I…

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Kahikatea Site

The mighty kahikatea

DID YOU KNOW the oldest tree we have at Living Springs is over 800 years old! Kahikatea is New Zealand’s tallest indigenous tree, sometimes reaching 65 metres in height.   The trunks have a long slender appearance topped by a smallish ragged crown. In autumn, numerous forest birds feed on its abundant red berries. Before humans…

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Winter camps are awesome!

Sweaty hot days, the sun burning your skin. Applying sun screen every 5 minutes.  Balmy warm evenings, pesky mozzies zooming around. Is this what you associate with camp? Think again! Winter camps are the bomb. Truly they are. Winter may not be known as camp season, but just because the temperatures dip, it doesn’t mean…

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Be transformed. Be refreshed. Be inspired.

OUR ENVIRONMENT

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. 


Today Living Springs is preparing to plant another 7500 native trees between winter 2018 – 2020 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. 

Aorangi Foundation Section

AORANGI SPONSORSHIP
PROGRAMME

Our aim is to engage with vulnerable communities within the greater Christchurch

region, and to build the financial and practical bridges that make it possible for the

children of these communities to spend quality time in a natural healing environment.

Living Springs would like to thank the following sponsors