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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  • This is my first time heard and knew this park from one of my frineds in New Zealand, and it was really out of my expectation. I was surprised that I could see the real kiwi bird and find something ex...  more »
  • good reception and checkpoint guidence well put layout of natural resources nice experiences , including impressive madarin tour in the kiwi hatch incubation center.  more »
  • We did not want to leave NZ without seeing a kiwi. We saw 3 adults and then 2 day old chicks in the special area where they hatch. We learnt a lot from our very informative guide. He was eager to answ...  more »
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  • A great park. Quite expensive, but we used an entertainment voucher to get one free adult. We did 5+ rides on the big splash as my son loved it and wanted to keep going. The extra kiwi hatchery tour is informative and worth doing. Lots of playgrounds as well for kids.
  • As I remembered the park from a school trip about fifty years ago.still relevant today.pristine water,,mature fauna ,animals close enough to impress with their personalities.went away feeling that the enclosure s could be three times as big and the canopy restricted sunlight in a few aviaries.was cool on a hot day,must be cold in the winter.restaurant clean and food delicious.saw two kiwi,felt privileged. Educational and worthwhile.
  • Great park with some beautiful animals inside. Would recommend getting the 10 dollar add on tour to see the kiwi. We found it to be very informative and we got to see a Kiwi egg as well. A great cause as the tour price is fully donated to kiwi conservation efforts. Thanks so much.
  • Very nice place! The park is well maintained. Many animals and plants. It's a good ocasion to spot kiwi in a dark room. A big splash is also a good entertainment :)
  • This is a nice place to take the kids and actually get to see a kiwi. Don't hold hopes of touching one though, they are super protective about it. The staff like to save all that affection for themselves - maybe touching one steals thier magic or something. Good to see all those fish though and seeing one of those eels makes you want to second guess a quick dip in the local rivers but overall it was good.
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