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.
OUR LATEST NEWS
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…
Exciting news from us today. Last week we piloted our new Envirocamp, which was generously supported by the Lyttelton Port Company. Year 4 students from Diamond Harbour School joined us on our quest towards healing the environment of the Harbour. The move towards an Eco-Sanctuary on our unique 420-hectare property started over 40 years ago…
Today we are thrilled to have Macpac on board as one of our Aorangi Sponsorship supporters. Aorangi Sponsorship Programme encourages businesses to help fund schools from vulnerable communities to attend school camp. The benefits of school camp is well researched and we see the positive impact of camp everyday at Living Springs. It has been shown…
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.