Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, Rotorua

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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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  • October 11, 2017
    Fantastic place with beautiful paths to walk between animals. Confused on where all the eels were but the kids loved it all anyway!! Hoping to catch a cub next time!!  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    Love the layout, a nice relaxing stroll. Lions look a bit bored and un stimulated. Love the trout cave where you can see them underwater. Is a bit expensive but overall was a good time.  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    Beautiful zoo and a wonderful staff. A light activities site worth visiting. You will be able to feed different animals according to the rules set by the management of the Park and enjoy the fondling.
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Rotorua has a range of different accommodations, mainly centered around the lake itself. In this downtown area you will find luxury hotels and hostels, many benefitting from good views of the surrounding scenery. Farther out of the town, comfortable motels offer those with a car a good option for setting up a base from which to explore the area. Campers and others wanting to enjoy the outdoors as soon as possible can opt for campsites and RV parks, all best accessed by car or taxi.
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