Paradise Valley Springs

Paradise Valley Springs


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Shaun Hunt


Ranking: 7/10

Good variety of wildlife, cheap entry, lion feeding was cool. Fun, cheap activity.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Ranking: 5/10

The lions were cute (you could pet the cubs).

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

We loved this place, especially because we could get close to a lion cub. But this little zoo/park is very beautiful in a lot of other aspects too. We walked 2h around just feeding and photographing ducks, deer, wallebies, sheep, lamas, etc. and relaxing in the beautiful surrounding.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Andrew Hammond


Ranking: 10/10

What a fantastic park that was significantly better than expected. Patting Ella the lion cub was one of the best experiences of our whole trip. The kids have not stopped talking about her and getting some pictures with her was amazing.
Wonderfully set out part with plenty of animals to feed and look at.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Kylie Carson

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Nowhere else in the world can you get this close to a lion cub, and it is such a buzz to play with Ella, the new little one, and get your photo with her. Totally worth the effort to get out there, heaps of other stuff to do out there in Paradise Valley too.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Hailey & Fin


Ranking: 10/10

Awesome place - lots of different animals - watched the lions being fed. Loved the donkey!

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Arran J

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

This place is really underated. It is a great place to visit, interesting plants/animals/birds and great for the whole family. Lion feeding is always fun, but so are a lot of the small animals you can feed yourself. Everytime we visit Rotorua we visit this park. Highly reccommended!

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Trisha T

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I spent 2 and a half hours wandering around this magnificent park. Highlight was watching the feeding of the lions. The keeper of the lions talked about them and explained in detail where they came from and their names. Each lion knows it own name and respnded to the keepers voice. amazing! The ladies in the shop were very cheerful and helpful.
A highly recommeded place to visit.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Ranking: 7/10

Nice park to see New Zealand's natives (plants and animals >mainly birds)

Reviewed almost 13 years ago