Rainbow Springs Nature Park

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64 Rankers Reviews

50 Face-to-Face

9 Zoos and Aquariums

35 Bird Watching

26 Rotorua

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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 3 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 about 5 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 almost 6 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 about 6 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 about 8 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 about 8 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 about 8 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 about 8 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!