Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Rotorua
(3.7/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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. See Rainbow Springs Nature Park and all Rotorua has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rotorua itinerary builder.
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  • We spent a wonderful morning at Rainbow Springs viewing the Keas, Kakas, Tuataras, and Rainbow Trout. We ventured back in the evening to view the Kiwis in a lovely enclosure. Was a true highlight to s...  more »
  • Great Park. Do friends or family! You can see the kiwis day or night! The big splach is a good time of fun.
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  • We missed the "daytime" kiwis but came back after nighfall to see kiwis at their natural time of day, It was pretty exciting to wait for the darkness, listen to them waking up and scratching about and...  more »