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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.
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OUR LATEST NEWS
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…
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…
The Aorangi Sponsorship Programme exists to make camp available to all and ensure that none of our children are excluded. The impact several days at camp can have on children is huge. These are a couple of the thank you letters we recently received. Please contact us if your company would like to sponsor a…
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 nature project.