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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  • We should have taken the guided tour to get the value for our money. The venue is nicely laid out, very pretty walk ways and some good educational activities for the school aged children. (we even enj...  more »
  • We had an entrance pass plus the Kiwi enclosure, well worth doing. The park is beautifully maintained, small clear streams, Redwood trees, Black Ponga's, ferns, birds, trout that you can feed but the ...  more »
  • this is a great place to observe the kiwi and other of New Zealand’s birds and reptiles. Great place for kids as well.  more »
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  • Kiwis! Coming back at night is a must. Very few people do, but it is well worth the trip. The kiwi birds come out and poke around for a good bit. Plus one of the males was not happy with his male neighbor and was making funny noises and racing back and forth in distress. There is no glass between you and the birds, and they came right up to us to sniff us!! Very thrilling! The other exhibits are nicely kept and informative as well. But the kiwis are what puts this one over the top. Highly recommend.
  • One of the best parts of my trip! I'm an adult without children and I had a wonderful time in the park. Many unique birds..of course the kiwi bird was there. Good tour of the kiwi exhibit (you can only see it on a free guided tour. ) not a huge park but it was worth checking out. I will stop back again if I'm in town.
  • Quite a fun family day out. Mostly for younger kids. Great kiwi viewing, way better than I ever remember Auckland Zoo's kiwi encounter & they are in process of up grade! Enjoyed the bird show & the log flume ride at the end.
  • One of the highlights of my travels through New Zealand so far. Got in nice and early at 8:30AM when it opened. We were the only ones in there for at least half an hour and it was an incredible experience. Signage everywhere educating on wildlife, flora and information on endangered species which was interesting to learn about. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful as well. The bird aviaries were the highlight - being so up-close and personal with such inquisitive, timid little creatures is incredible. We made friends with a Kaka bird who had a crooked beak (Looked like the only rescue bird they had) and kept licking our shoes and arms. It's an incredible park to explore and for the price, very fair in my opinion. Next time you're in Rotorua this is a must!!
  • A fabulous and dun family day out. Staff were informative and engaging. We all had a great time. This is one attraction that is worth your time. Your kids (and partner) will love you for it.
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