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Sacred Spring & Native Plant Tour

Included in the Ultimate Pass.

10.30am and 1.30pm daily.

Nestled in native forest behind Rainbow Springs lies the mystical Te Puna-a-Tuhoe (“Te Tuhoe’s Fountain”), a spring steeped in history and cultural significance for local Māori.

Not usually accessible to the public, this guided tour takes you on a journey to this ‘wai-whakarukuhanga-atua’ – a pool into which the gods dived. You’ll learn about the significance and history of the sacred spring, as well as the traditional Māori uses and applications of the native plants along the way.

As a special takeaway, guests will also receive an information booklet, organic healing soap from the region & infused with local native plants, and will get to sample some tea and manuka honey to coclude their tour!  



The Sacred Spring and Plant Tour is inluded in the Ultimate Pass. 
Tours run twice daily at 10.30am and 1.30pm from 1 October. Allow 40 minutes. 
Tickets can be purchased at the customer service desk (at entrance of Rainbow Springs). 


Journey to a spring steeped in Maori history and cultural significance

"The tour was amazing, it was very informative and enjoyable."

“My highlight of the tour was learning a lot about our native plants we have here in New Zealand”

"Not only was our guide very knowledgeable and friendly, she took us to some beautiful places and answered loads of our questions. The Springs were probably our favourite!!”