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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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“bird show” (288 reviews)
“big splash” (306 reviews)
“kiwi encounter” (124 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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192 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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+64 7-350 0440
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"native birds"
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"new zealand"
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"nocturnal house"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I remember coming here when I was a child. It has changed a good bit. The number of native birds is wonderful, and you can see them realitvly close. They also have a wonderful Kiwi exibit. The cafe is pretty decent as well. Parking is...More

Thank Izzy K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a good place to view lots of wildlife such as various birds and trout. Reptile such as Tuatara. Go for riding the Big splash. If you are a Kiwi lover must visit and see.

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Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora (Hello), thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time seeing our different wildlife and riding the Big Splash.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely experience for the relatively cheap entry fees. Was there during low season and with very few other tourists around the park became a very tranquil place to just walk about in the cosy forest looking at birds and fish.

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Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora (Hello) Ozgar91, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time walking around the park and seeing our different wildlife.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did Rainbow Springs as part of the Mitai Village Hangi dinner. Rainbow Springs May be great as a stand-alone visit, but the add-on to the hangi wasn’t worth it the time or money. We saw a few nocturnal birds and one kiwi.More

Thank CindyR54
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Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora (Hello) CindyR54, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sorry to hear your visit to Rainbow Springs didn't meet your expectations, we would love to hear more on how we could have made it better. Could you please email...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my partner went mid week (Thursday) and it was reasonably quiet which was great considering the park is pretty small. All the animals looked great, well cared for and the native birds were extremely friendly! The kea ran out to the edge of...More

Thank Rachel643
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Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora (Hello) Rachel643, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad you and your partner enjoyed your time at Rainbow Springs and got to see all our native wildlife.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Park isn't huge but price reflects that. Not expensive. Feeding the lion was good. Trout were huge and plentiful. Few other animals to see on a pleasant walkway round the park. Unfortunately cafe was a let down. Only hot food was microwaved so pastry was...More

Thank Howard B
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Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora (Hello) Howard B, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We think you may of confused us with Paradise Valley as we don't have lions at Rainbow Springs.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely park and also did the kiwi experience which was awesome and got to see the chicks being weighed in the hatchery

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Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora (Hello) eowynk, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your time at the park and got to see the kiwi chicks being weighed.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has something for everyone. It is interesting and got lots to do. Great place for kids to burn off energy too. Recommend to all ages.

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

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was interesting to learn about the efforts to hatch and return kiwis to the wild, and we especially enjoyed seeing a real kiwi rooting around in the soil even though it was dark to conform to the kiwi's nocturnal rhythm. And of course no...More

Thank 48NYSV
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Marketing_NTT, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora (Hello) 48NYSV, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time visiting our nocturnal house and learning about what our fantastic team do to help our native bird.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an informative tour of this kiwi hatchery. Learned a lot about the different types of kiwis, the predators and dangers to them. The success of the hatchery in increasing numbers of kiwi in the wild. Our guide was informative, answered questions, and had a...More

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

Kia ora (Hello) Sandra M, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time learning about our kiwi hatchery and what our fantastic team do to help our native bird.

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Response from CindyR54 | Reviewed this property |
We went at night so we only saw nocturnal animals. I find that hard to believe though - lol!
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Nicole S
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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
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