Rotorua’s Hamurana Springs are the deepest natural freshwater springs in the North Island.
Hamurana is comprised of two separate, but equally beautiful springs – Te Puna-a-Hangarua and the smaller Dancing Sands Spring.
Water travels underground from the Mamaku Plains for about 70 years before emerging in vibrant gem-like hues at Hamurana.
Te Puna-a-Hangarua, the larger of the two springs, produces a staggering four million litres of water per hour – enough to fill two Olympic swimming pools. The Dancing Sands Spring is shallow, and the name relates to the way the water bubbles up through the sands on the bottom.
At Hamurana Springs you’ll also find an impressive grove of Redwoods, planted more than 100 years ago.