Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Rotorua

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Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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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  • Unfortunately most of this was closed. But we still went ahead with the Kiwi tour. It was ok.....struggled to understand the guide at times. Highlight was seeing the baby kiwi......and holding a.....  more »
  • Lovely walk around the park with some stunning little animals. I went for the kiwis and didn't leave disappointed. Though they hid very well because of rude people being loud. I waited patiently and.....  more »
  • We took the early tour of the sanctuary and were lucky enough to see a new born kiwi and one still in the egg. Our guide was informative and very receptive to all our questions---and believe me, we.....  more »

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