NEWS: All walk and bike tracks will be closed from Friday August 14th 2020 until further notice.
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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We were very humbled to have been able to meet some very special, courageous and strong people this weekend. We invited the families of the Christchurch Mosque shooting victims to join us for a family day. Hoping we could provide a little relief in such a difficult time. It was lovely to see some smiles…
Community groups from all walks of life join us at Living Springs. Some come for a weekend, some stay a week. Yesterday the lovely members of the Rolleston combined Probus club joined us for a morning programme. The club for retired or semi-retired people came to see what Living Springs is all about. We had…
We were very excited to welcome our first Aorangi sponsored School of 2019 to Living Springs last week. Whitau School (formerly Linwood North) joined us for a programme packed with fun and educational activities, many of which the kids had never experienced before. Do you know, for instance, what a cow’s udder feels like? According…
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.