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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  • Visited while in Rotorua and they have great things to see, as well as kiwis running around in darkened habitats. Well worth a visit and the photo you get at the end is worth it as it looks like you'r...  more »
  • A wide variety of fish, birds and reptiles in a very pleasant setting. Next to the Agrodome this combines to make a good part day out.  more »
  • The kids love this place. The playground is amazing and the Big Slash ride is just nice for our 8 year old. The 4 year old was too short and young for this ride, so it was such a good design that the ...  more »
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  • A great natural resource as it is both a fun park and an aviary. You can local birds and fish while talking a pleasant wall though their forest. They have guides that talk about their birds and reptiles. They have a fantastic kiwi house! They also have a pleasant cafe that has good, but limited, food selection. Their bird show is interesting but only has foreign birds preforming.
  • What a wonderful adventure. We arrived early to beat the tour buses & crowds. It was so worth it. Got to walk the park at our leisure & see the exhibits without the crowds was a treat. Got see the birds getting fed & the Kiwi exhibit was fantastic. ❤️ Fed the fish & the ducks. If you can, arrive early for the best experience. Let’s you see the critters without fighting for a view. Feeding time is a treat. Staff are VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE & friendly. I learned so much. The exhibits & enclosures are well described & presented. Park is easy to navigate. Parking is no problem. I’m going back again in 2019. We also hit the mountain & did the. Luge & it was a blast.
  • Awesome customer service upon arrival, cool atmosphere and lots to look at and explore. Customer service from staff in the cafe was appalling especially for a tourist attraction. Cafe prices are high but that’s expected. Definitely worth the drive up though!
  • We went here to hopefully see some kiwi birds and ended up loving the entire experience! It poured down rain on us all day but we loved seeing all the different birds, they were beautiful and there was so much interesting information about all the animals. We had great experiences with the staff as well and everyone was very helpful and nice. We enjoyed the big splash ride even despite the rain and did end up seeing kiwi birds! The night time kiwi exhibit is truly amazing and worth going back for in the evening. It's awesome that you can come and go all day and it's super close to other attractions!
  • Super impressed by this nature park. Brilliant presentation with immaculate grounds and enclosures. Staff were engaging and informative and at all times it was clear that animal welfare was a priority. Couldn't recommend this place more highly for those interested in native fauna and particularly birds. Water ride was a complete bonus.
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