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, 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?


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

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Plan Ahead and Book Now

We don’t want to scare you but you before you know it, Christmas will be here!!  For those of you who have been handed the task of trying to book a unique, fun, end of year work do, think of Living Springs.  We have put together a sample programme of what your event could look…

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Thank you Eagle Consumables

A big thank you to one of our long-term partnership corporate groups, Eagle Consumables, who came out again to help us for a morning with native seedling planting. We were working in a tricky steep site, so were happy to get about 100 seedlings in the ground in just a couple of hours hard work!!!

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Rod Donald Trust partners with Living Springs

The Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust was delighted to enter into a partnership with Living Springs this June.  The  commitment of Living Springs toward restoring and healing the land and natural habitats, the opportunity for schools and other groups to appreciate the stunning environment of Banks Peninsula and its biodiversity, the welcoming attitude to the…

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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. 


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 project. 

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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.