Rainbow Springs Nature Park

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11 Zoos and Aquariums

36 Bird Watching

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Bring your family along to Rainbow Springs, to meet ours.

Set amongst the native trees and beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs Nature Park offers a fun-packed and educational experience for the whole family. Learn about New Zealand’s fascinating natural history and get up close and personal with the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home.

Make sure you take a ride on the Big Splash, and don't forget to head to the crowd-pleasing free-flight Bird Show. Also, each day our team of experts run special Encounters which allow you to get closer than ever to some of our favourite park residents including trout, reptiles and native birds.

For an unforgettable experience, upgrade to our Kiwi Encounter Behind the Scenes Tour to see exactly how we're helping kiwi at the biggest kiwi hatchery in the world. Every tour booked is a 100% donation to our kiwi conservation program.

Your day pass includes repeat entry for the day of purchase until closing, unlimited rides on the Big Splash, access to the free-flight Bird Show and daily Encounters, entry to the nocturnal kiwi enclosure and kiwi static display.

Adult Day Pass: $40
Child Day Pass: $20 (3-15 years old).
Infant: Free (0-2 years old)
Family Day Pass: $99 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Kiwi Encounter Behind the Scenes Tour: $10pp
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North IslandRotorua RegionRotorua

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  • Zoos and Aquariums
  • Bird Watching

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Claudia Hobbs

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This place had a wonderful selection of Kiwi wildlife, as well as a lot of information on other places to visit. The young chap at the counter was so helpful and enthusiastic!

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

Rainbow Springs Nature Park responds:

Thanks for your review :)

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Felix Holm

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great opportunity to see Kiwi. All other attractions (animals, playground) are nice for a family with smaller kids.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2014

Rainbow Springs Nature Park responds:

Thanks for your kind review :)

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Zuzana Holubova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Meeting with a kiwi bird, awesome bird show, not so big area, typical NZ flora. You need to pay for a Kiwi encounter, special costs.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

Rainbow Springs Nature Park responds:

Thanks for your review :)

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Terry Seaman

United States

Ranking: 2/10

We are an adult couple and was not interested in the children's games, rides and playground. The park is set up for families with small children. We appreciate the efforts the park is doing for kiwi conservation and paid the high admission, but did not care to partake in the park activities other than the extra kiwi tour which we had to pay extra.
Expensive admission to the park, but we felt better knowing the money was going to kiwi conservation. We opted to pay extra for behind the scenes tour and enjoyed seeing the newly hatched kiwi. The tour guide shared lots of interesting kiwi information. Tour was short and we expected to see or hear more.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Rainbow Springs Nature Park responds:

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review :)

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Rene

United States

Ranking: 8/10

We wanted to see a kiwi and were rewarded with vies of a 2 hour old chick and another being fed, others weighed etc and we learned a lot about them!! Need a greater variety of birds.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Rainbow Springs Nature Park responds:

Thanks for your review :)

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Cynthia

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Liked what they are doing for the kiwi. Wish we could have taken pictures of the adult kiwi.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Rainbow Springs Nature Park responds:

Thanks for your review :)

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Mickey

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Loved the kiwi and learned quite a bit - lovely grounds.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Rainbow Springs Nature Park responds:

Thanks for your review :) Glad you enjoyed seeing kiwi!

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Sebastian Rossbach

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic to see a real baby kiwi.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Rainbow Springs Nature Park responds:

Thanks for your review :) glad to hear that you seen a baby kiwi!

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Christina

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The Kiwi exhibition and the view behind the scenes was fantastic! The whole park and its attractions was worth the money we spent. Ideal for families - also with young children. Lots of information and you can pat the fishes.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Rainbow Springs Nature Park responds:

Thanks for your great review :)

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Annie

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Great staff. We saw a newly hatched kiwi. And took the extra tour to see it. Was disappointed that were unable to take pictures of the adult kiwi.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Rainbow Springs Nature Park responds:

Thanks for your review :) That's fantastic that you seen a newly hatched kiwi!

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Fabienne Indergand

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

It was worth the money. You get a ticket that is valid for 24 hours.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

Rainbow Springs Nature Park responds:

Thanks for your review :) I hope you came back to see kiwi at night!

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Pat_65

United States

Ranking: 9/10

I had heard that Kiwis were very rare and almost never seen so this was a pleasant surprise to be able to get up close with kiwis. The staff were very good and made it a wonderful experience.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

Rainbow Springs Nature Park responds:

Thanks for a lovely review :)

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Jon_and_Family

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Go in the evening and back the next day on the same ticket to see kiwis at night and in the kiwi house during the day.

You can get very close to the kiwis and staff are very knowledgeable.

The kiwis are beyond cute.

Best stocked and best value gift shop we discovered over three weeks travelling. We bought most of our gifts there.

Go in the evening and back the next day on the same ticket to see kiwis at night and in the kiwi house during the day. You can get very close to the kiwis and staff are very knowledgeable. The kiwis are beyond cute. Best stocked and best value gift shop we discovered over three weeks travelling. We bought most of our gifts there.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Rainbow Springs Nature Park responds:

Thanks for a great review! That's great that you came to see kiwi at night, its a fantastic experience!