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Rainbow Springs Nature Park

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Rainbow Springs Nature Park

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Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience

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Experience the majesty of Mt Tarawera and gain insight into New Zealand’s rich geology on this 4-hour hike from Rotorua. Travel by off-road 4x4 vehicle into the North Island wilderness with a guide. Follow winding hiking trails from the base of Mt Tarawera up to the crater’s edge, and learn all about the mighty volcano’s 1886 eruption. From your vantage point near the crater, admire panoramic views over the geothermal valley of Waimangu. This exciting hiking tour is suited to adventurers of all ages.
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Dianna P wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
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 were fortunate enough to see 2 newly hatched baby kiwi, then a feeding and a weighing then 2 adults who are being protected as they would not survive in the wild all at a really close proximity. She shared fantastic Maori legends with us and clearly loves protecting the kiwis. Her knowledge of the local flora and fauna was amazing and as we asked question after question about the plants she would take us around the grounds and teach us about what they were used for be it culinary or medicinal. Can't rave about this experience enough. Thank you Gemma
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Jill S wrote a review Nov 2020
New Plymouth, New Zealand128 contributions19 helpful votes
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 simulated egg.....never realised how big the eggs or heavy they were til now.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Lindynz wrote a review Nov 2020
Te Awamutu, New Zealand143 contributions26 helpful votes
We had a wonderful tour with our guide Maple of the kiwi hatchery. Was the perfect outing on a cold rainy day as it is mostly inside out of the weather. Great conservation work team, excellent facilities!
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Hannah wrote a review Aug 2020
73 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Katie wrote a review Jul 2020
Kent, United Kingdom17 contributions13 helpful votes
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 got my wish.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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