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Rainbow Springs Nature Park

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192 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-350 0440
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Set amongst the native trees and beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs Nature Park offers a fun-filled and action-packed day out for the whole family. Learn about New Zealand's fascinating natural history and meet the interesting creatures who call this great land of ours home! Each day our wildlife team run Animal Encounters which allow you to get closer than ever to some of our favourite park residents including trout, reptiles, and native birds. You can also meet kiwi, New Zealand's iconic native bird! Rainbow Springs is home to the worlds most successful kiwi hatchery, and during your visit you can join a behind the scenes tour of Kiwi Encounter for a unique chance to experience a working kiwi hatchery! There's always lots to see and do in the park! Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight Bird Show. Have endless fun discovering our awesome new Playscapes and Waterplay area and make sure to jump aboard the Big Splash for a thrilling ride!
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  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird show” (275 reviews)
“big splash” (298 reviews)
“kiwi encounter” (122 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
192 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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+64 7-350 0440
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"bird show"
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"big splash"
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"kiwi encounter"
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"trout"
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"behind the scenes"
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"splash ride"
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"baby kiwi"
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"kiwi tour"
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"kiwi conservation"
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"native birds"
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"new zealand"
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"nocturnal house"
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"live kiwi"
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"kiwi house"
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"spring water"
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Reviewed yesterday

We took a guided tour, which was a great way to not only see the animals in the park / zoo, but also learn a lot more than you could have just by reading the signs by the exhibits. Our guide was wonderful and informative....More

Thank Aaron B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an awesome place to take the grand kids too. youtube is good to show the cartoon version of birds to the kids but nothing like taking them to see the real thing. Real kool. loved the boat ride

Thank Tero T
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Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora (Hello) Tero T, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm really glad you and the grand kids enjoyed your time at Rainbow Springs.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is fantastic so much nz wildlife and so much bush. Worth a visit. The kea here and the tui pit on a great show

Thank SCOTT M
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Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora (Hello) SCOTT M, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your time at Rainbow Springs and learnt about our native wildlife.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stayed for nearly 4 hours. Started with the behind the Scenes Kiwi Tour and returned after hours for the habitat visitation. We were thrilled beyond words. The staff was knowledgeable and approachable. The other customers shared our interest in the well being and longevity...More

Thank Eric W
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Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora (Hello) Eric W, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your time at the Kiwi Encounter and got to learn what our extremely passionate staff do.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fun family day out.Very reasonably priced for a family of four.Very helpful staff.Bird show was great.

Thank shellsandc1
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Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora (Hello) shellsandc1, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm really glad you and your family enjoyed your time at Rainbow Springs.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally recommend you visit. We bought a couple of bags of the fish food for the kids to feed the fish which they really enjoyed doing. Sadly the Big Splash ride which we were really looking forward to going on was broken and they didn’t...More

Thank NzKiwi4
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Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora (Hello) NzKiwi4, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm really glad you and your family enjoyed your time at Rainbow Springs and got to see kiwi. We appreciate your comments and will pass them on to our team.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

SO interesting! Lots of wildlife, birds and then the kiwis. We saw several kiwis as well as new kiwi chicks.

Thank Lauren C
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Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora (Hello) Lauren C, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your time at Rainbow Springs and got to see kiwi.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the attractions were closed but this is a good ooportunity for children and adults to learn about kiwi natural history in life-like settings. Since the Kiwi Bbird is so difficult to spot, this is a good ooportunity to see them in a protected,...More

Thank Dennis W
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Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora (Hello) Dennis W, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm really glad you enjoyed learning about kiwi and getting a chance to see them.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stop and see the wildlife up close especially if you have children. The trout are huge, you can feed them, learn all about nature and NZ's wildlfie

Thank Linda S
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Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora (Hello) Linda S, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm really glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to Rainbow Springs and got a chance to see the wildlife up close.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

During the month of May Rainbow Springs offered a $85 Family Annual Pass just before Easter Weekend, probably the best value ever as it includes discounts with other places too! We will go back many times before the year is over! The kids always enjoy...More

Thank Marlene H
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Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora (Hello) Marlene H, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit to Rainbow Springs with the family. We would like to discuss with you further in regards to your cafe experience, if you could...More

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Nicole S
6 February 2018|
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Response from Chirag S | Reviewed this property |
yes you can take your lunch. we had it near cafeteria near playground. they have got tables and chairs setup with shade. hope that helps
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traveller_elf
16 December 2017|
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Response from Hoffy001 | Reviewed this property |
Buy when you arrive plenty of spaces
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Sonia H
10 November 2017|
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Response from SOFTY_NZ | Reviewed this property |
At least a couple of hours would be plenty of time
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