History of Hamurana Springs


History of Hamurana Springs

Hamurana Springs is a taonga (treasure) to the people of Ngāti Rangiwewehi, whose association with this land goes back to the mid 1300’s. 

Originally a tribal settlement the traditional name for Hamurana Springs is Te Kaikaitahuna. Hamurana Springs became popular with tourist during the birth of tourism in Rotorua in the late 1800's. Entrepreneurial iwi members would take tourist through the springs on gondolas sharing stories and the healing waters.

Today it is an untouched nature park and wildlife refuge, which combined with the manaakitanga (hospitality) of the tangata whenua (people of the land) make Hamurana Springs a truly magical experience.