Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Rotorua

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Animal and bird lovers should flock to Rainbow Springs Nature Park, a 9 hectare (22 acre) nature park and wildlife conservation center featuring many rare endemic species, a water ride, and a beautiful natural setting of native plants and streams. The fuzzy little flightless birds known as kiwis are the park's most famous inhabitants, and visitors can get up close and personal with the creatures during a kiwi encounter--a tour of the nursery and hatchery. Cool off with a ride on the big splash, spend time with birds in one of the park's free flight aviaries, or catch an exciting bird show. Your ticket allows you unlimited admission for the day, letting you return at night to observe nocturnal creatures. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Rotorua holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Rainbow Springs Nature Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Wonderful adventure for any age, majority of staff were genuinely helpful and happy in their jobs. Even the builders happily explained the new attraction they were building. The cafe food is very aver...  more »
  • We really enjpyed this place and obviously the chance to see a live kiwi is brilliant.we were lucky enough to see two.if your into wild life or birds this is well worth a visit.  more »
  • We went quite late in the day (6pm - which we didn't think would be TOO late since it is open until 10:30pm). We received discounted prices which was nice, as some sections had been closed for the day...  more »
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  • Place for : education "Hi there, let me introduce myself, my name is Milka" said my Indonesian tour guide, " today I will walk you around this place and tell you the amazing story about the floral and fauna that are special in New Zealand" This place offer anybody who want to visit it a fully packed of educational facts, from the floral that are native in New Zealand, the fauna included the trout, birds, tuatara, and the special kiwis that are also native. And the horrifying facts about the almost extinct of the kiwi birds. Don't forget to also taste the clean, pure and refreshing spring water here. Come with a positive attitude to learn the facts, and this place is a very great one to visit
  • First big spring water fish pond after ticketing enough to give the 'wow' factor. Bird santuary and other facilities show age and a bit small. Nice 40min walk around family friendly place.
  • We had a great time, my son had so much fun having baby talk with the Kaka... and protecting his apple. Really close to the birds, lots of great informations, Bird show ladies awesome. Perfect morning!
  • Great place to get close to Kiwis, Rainbow Trout and various other birds. I would give it 5 stars, but several exhibits/attractions were closed.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed it. As an Aucklander I am ashamed to say that this was much better than the Zoo. The animals here actually look happy and the bird show was awesome. Well worth the money.

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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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