NEWS: Over 70.000 native trees planted at Living Springs!
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.
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In a world where preserving our natural ecosystems is so important, Living Springs has taken significant strides towards achieving this goal through the Kaimahi for Nature project. At the heart of this initiative lies a crucial mission: predator control and the eventual elimination of these threats.This blog explores the origins of Predator Free Allandale, a…
Recently our Kids Camp Director, Bex Joseph, returned from Europe where she attended the Christian Camping International (CCI) conference. Bex attended the conference as part of CCI’s global leadership program for emerging leaders, which is led by John McAuley from Muskoka Woods, Canada and Chris Mitchell from Lighthouse Leadership in Australia. This program is about…
The past year has been a massive one for our Kaimahi for nature crew. Creating an Eco-sanctuary is so much more than just planting some trees and setting some traps. In the past year the team built a tunnel house to grow native seedlings. They weeded over 270 ha’s of land. Over 8km of tracks…
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In 2014 the idea of an Eco-Sanctuary at Living Springs was born. Several initiatives such as “The Allandale Stream Restoration project”, “Plant a Hundred Tōtara each year for 10 years” and ‘Predator Free Allandale” were started. In 2021 Living Springs’ successful application to the Department of Conservation’s Jobs for Nature scheme meant the conservation efforts received a major boost.
Now over 55,000 native seedlings have been planted, a large pest control programme is underway and soon all waterways will be protected from livestock grazing. Large parts of the property are naturally regenerating.
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.