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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  • Our tour guide was Gemma. She was EXCEPTIONAL. She made sure we had plenty of time to see the new hatchlings, answered loads and loads of questions and was incredibly patient with our group. We...  more »
  • 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 »
  • A must go
  • I have been before and its been good for kids. The day we went 3 of the 4 "passes" were unavailable but this wasn't on their website from what we saw. Would have been good to be aware of prior to going. I should have realised when carpark was fairly empty and people were walking in then back out fairly quickly.
  • Seen the beautiful kiwi birds in the grow chambers, nice walk around the park. Had a great time with the family.
  • We visited towards the beginning of our trip and although we saw some places like it after, none were as authentic or high quality as Rainbow Springs. Luckily someone who had traveled here before told us about this as it not to be missed. The Kiwi hatchery was amazing. It was heartwarming to see the baby kiwis in the incubators and being hand fed. Tour size is limited, booked in advanced, and well worth it! We did the Big Splash several times which was fun, and we took the guided tour of the park. The gift shop had all of the items you could want as souvenirs and many items have a portion donated to the park and hatchery. It feels you are making a difference when you visit here. It was a lovely day and experience that will be remembered as one of the highlights of our trip.
  • Was the best experience ever and the staff was so friendly your guide was the best 💪🏿🇿🇦

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