Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, Rotorua

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Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Take a walk among the treetops, feed the animals, and taste the pure spring water at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park. Located just outside of Rotorua, this area of pristine nature makes a perfect spot for an outdoor excursion, with plenty of attractions to suit visitors of all ages. Established as a local trout sanctuary almost a century ago, the park now plays home to numerous native plant species as well as animals from all over the world. Many of these are cute and cuddly (including deer, sheep, wallabies, and rabbits), and you can even hand feed them with snacks available at the park's store. Less cuddly but certainly majestic, the resident lions live in a specially designed enclosure. Purchase tickets on site or book them online at a discount price. Our Rotorua trip itinerary planning website makes visiting Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park and other Rotorua attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I had no idea what we were in for. Decided to take our children here for the day, we did not do our research. It is absolutely disgusting to see the conditions these poor animals are living in. They.....  more »
  • The first time I visited the park, I was a teenager and my dad just followed the signs (as there was no google back in the day) was the best experience I had ever encountered, I got to pat the cubs.....  more »
  • It was a great way to spend a couple of hours. Initially you may think everything will be in a cage but as you go further you find out how more linked it is to the nature. Birds and fish can be...  more »
  • The family pass kept the kids (6 & 8)in the family engaged and entertained for nearly 2 hours. Their favourite thing was being up close to the lions. It was a good idea to get some of the food to feed the other animals - they loved the deer and piglets.
  • Simply amazing! It's almost like a mini zoo. Worth taking family and friends there for a days trip. Lion feeding was a nice experience and the guide was very informative. Overall great atmosphere and very friendly and kind team. If going on a sunny day then make sure to take water with you - nah!! Just kidding!! You don't need to, there is a natural spring oozing out of the mountain which is very safe to drink, so fill up and drink as much as you like. Plenty of animals to see and all the animals and really taken care of. Will surely make a trip there again.
  • you like animals? You love this place. The lions are awesome. Come here at feeding time. Nice cafe and shop as well
  • What an amazing experience with our family today ! Our daughter turned 5 today and no toy or any other present could've made her happier! Awesome place for any day outing with the family or just alone to unwind in the tranquil native forest! Absolutely amazing!!
  • Amazing place to go an see. Very nice layout, nicely priced. Awesome stuff ready to help answer questions an happy to help with anything you need. The cafe is nicely priced

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