We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rainbow Springs Nature Park

Features Animals
Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Save
Share
ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
Rainbow Springs Entrance Ticket
from US$26.58*
ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
Rainbow Springs Entrance Ticket
from US$26.58*
BOOK A TOUR
693
All photos (693)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bird show”(272 reviews)
“big splash”(294 reviews)
“kiwi encounter”(124 reviews)
About
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...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
192 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
Website
+64 7-350 0440
Call
Ways to Experience Rainbow Springs Nature Park
from US$26.60
More Info
from US$697.10
More Info
from US$186.70
More Info
from US$110.30
More Info
Reviews (1,775)
Filter reviews
1,650 results
Traveller rating
759
586
207
71
27
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
759
586
207
71
27
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bird show big splash kiwi encounter trout behind the scenes log ride kiwi tour baby kiwi splash ride kiwi conservation native birds new zealand live kiwi nocturnal house kiwi house great place to visit well worth the visit
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,650 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First of all, the people were so friendly and helpful, and the food was beautiful including decent gluten free options! We visited during school holidays and usually that means extra stuff on for the kids, but apparently not here. I was disappointed the bird show...More

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

Kia ora, Thank you for your recent feedback, we are delighted to hear you had a great experience with the team and the café, however we are very sorry to hear you were a little disappointed by your visit in other areas. Each school holiday...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great park, worth a visit if only to see the kiwis. Nicely laid out, well maintained and a good selection of animals. Recommend doing the included guided tour which is really good - we had Hunter who brought out the best in some of the...More

Thank 730dan
Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora 730dan, thanks so much for your review. We're really glad to hear that you enjoyed your guided tour with Hunter and got to learn all about our various wildlife. We always love hearing feedback from our customers and we will be sure to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was well kept and clean In a very close and handy location Not enough car park and the park it self was small and very boring We hardly got to see any animals as 30% had a sign up saying they are out...More

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

Kia ora Sandy, Thank you for your recent feedback, we are delighted you found the park clean and well presented. We are however, very sorry to hear your visit was less than ideal, it is never our intention to disappoint any of our visitors. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent several hours there and had a nice time. We are into birds so we enjoyed seeing the Kiwi and Kea

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

Kia ora, thanks for the review. We're really glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed seeing the various birds we have in our nature park.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a private tour here and learned all about the kiwi bird, the national bird of New Zealand. We were not allowed to take any pictures of the live kiwi birds that we saw. This is a worthwhile place to learn about the Kiwi...More

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

Kia ora Jeannie, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We're really glad to hear that you enjoyed learning all about kiwi and what out fantastic team do to help our native bird.

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like trout, birds in cages, ferns and moss covered trees, then you will love this place. Otherwise, best not to go.More

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

Kia ora Kathleen, thanks so much for the review we value all feedback from our customers. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit. We would love to hear how we could of made your visit better, could you please...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the nighttime experience to see the kiwis. Definitely worth it. Got to sit almost nose to beak with a curious kiwi. We will add this to our preferred activities when family come into town. Would have liked to return the next day as...More

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

Kia ora, thanks so much for the review! We're really glad you enjoyed your visit to Rainbow Springs and got up close with kiwi.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in the evening and looked around the place before seeing the kiwi. Too many things in cages for me. The kiwi had a larger space but we could hardly see them as it was dark. Also no one was there to stop one...More

Thank LancasterRoamer
Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora LancasterRoamer. Thank you for taking the time leave a review, we value all feedback and we will pass your comments on to the team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to live in Rotorua, and have been to the springs many time, but not for a few years now. I had a Chinese guest, so thought we would go. This place is a mere shadow of what it used to be. The "Big...More

Thank steelydan2018
Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora steelydan2018, we really sorry to hear that your visit to Rainbow Springs didn't meet your expectations. We are currently in the middle of a very exciting redevelopment of the park which will provide and even better experience for our customers. We would like...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though we were not here long, we got a great view of the Kiwi birds, I have never seen them before so was glad I made it in time for this. All the animals I saw looked very happy and looked well cared for....More

Thank djwalsh2018
Marketing_NTT, Public Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review - we're glad you enjoyed your time at Rainbow Springs and look forward to (hopefully) welcoming you back one day!

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 90 nearby hotels
Fairy Springs Motel
114 reviews
.23 km away
Best Western Braeside Rotorua
570 reviews
.26 km away
Peppers on the Point - Lake Rotorua
183 reviews
2.07 km away
Lake Rotorua Hotel
278 reviews
2.45 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 278 nearby restaurants
Stratosfare Rotorua
1,346 reviews
.11 km away
The Brook Bar and Bistro
73 reviews
.25 km away
BurgerFuel Fairy Springs
44 reviews
.84 km away
Wai-O-Tapu Tavern
31 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 200 nearby attractions
Volcanic Hills Winery
484 reviews
.12 km away
3D Trick Art Gallery
240 reviews
.21 km away
Rainbow Mountain - Crater Lake Walk
44 reviews
.77 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Shirley S
16 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Dave B | Reviewed this property |
No - you are want of Paradise Valley - lions fed 2:30pm daily.
1
Vote
NicoleS7747
6 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from KiwiColleen | Reviewed this property |
Yes, absolutely! They have picnic tables inside where you can eat - you're also able to get a ticket that allows you to go in and out for the day so you could always head out to get food then come back to eat it there
0
Votes