NEWS:

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?

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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Latvian Centenary Celebrations

2018 marks 100 years since the proud Baltic nation of Latvia declared Independence and last weekend saw a series of festivities taking place in this southern most Latvian outpost. Approximately 50 people traveled from across New Zealand to camp in this setting above Lyttelton Harbour.  The weekend activities included a series of walks, treks, archery,…

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Mou Bpct At Living Springs

The Bellbirds Chime In

Recently we were privileged to be one of the key signatories of the  Banks Peninsula 2050 Predator Free Initiative and Living Springs was featured on TVNZ One News on Sunday Nov, 4.  You can here the report here https://youtu.be/lN_2WIyVN0U Along with key personnel from DOC, Ecan, Christchurch City Council, Banks Peninsula Iwi, Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust…

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St John Youth

A big thank you to St Johns Youth

Living Springs enjoyed hosting St John Youth for their Regional Competitions 2018. It was a large group of over 200 young people plus leaders. We had amazing feedback and very much value the partnership we have with St John Youth and many other Community and Health groups in Canterbury and NZ. Living Springs is all…

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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 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