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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?
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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
Planting Season is here and we need your help! We have 16,000 plants to get in the ground this year alone. Come and join us in June and July to help plant and meet some of the team that are working towards our vision of becoming an eco-sanctuary. There are three days booked for June…
Our Kaimahi for Nature team consists of two teams in the Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour. One is based at Rāpaki and the other is based at Living Springs. The teams work to share knowledge and learn from each other throughout the project. There are regular team days where the teams work together. Planting season is now here,…
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…
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.