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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 are and make sure to jump aboard the Big Splash for a thrilling ride!
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird show” (272 reviews)
“big splash” (289 reviews)
“kiwi encounter” (120 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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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"bird show"
in 272 reviews
"big splash"
in 289 reviews
"kiwi encounter"
in 120 reviews
"trout"
in 269 reviews
"water ride"
in 85 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 73 reviews
"log ride"
in 47 reviews
"kiwi conservation"
in 34 reviews
"baby kiwi"
in 33 reviews
"flume ride"
in 16 reviews
"native birds"
in 73 reviews
"new zealand"
in 120 reviews
"nocturnal house"
in 19 reviews
"live kiwi"
in 21 reviews
"kiwi house"
in 54 reviews
"spring water"
in 17 reviews
"great place to see"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This attraction is well worth visiting. Lots of different types of animals, birds & fish. Must do is to pay the extra money and do a behind the scenes tour of the Kiwi exhibit. Guide is very passionate and informed. You will not be disappointed...More

Thank Kerri H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

the photos sold at the big splash is a rip off and uncalled for, you prey on people's emotions, not cool

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Thank albertcboy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We really wanted to see kiwis in New Zealand and were pleasantly surprised by what a great viewing of the kiwis in this park. There are a lot of hands on activities for kids here. They also enjoyed the Big Splash ride and play areas...More

Thank Marisa D
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a brief guided tour to get us round the main features in a relatively short space of time. It was interesting. Lovely to see the kiwi, and kea, and amazed at the size of the redwoods, given their age!

Thank JuliaNorthampton_UK
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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed visiting the park :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent value for money. The exotic bird show is a must see. We spent quite some time there. The ticket gives all-day entry, so we came back after dark to see the kiwis - up-close, no glass or wire mesh between us and the birds....More

Thank Roger K
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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed our Bird Show and meeting kiwi at night!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I really enjoyed our time at rainbow springs, the kiwi experience which is only an extra 10 dollars on top of your entry price is really worth it. You get given a behind the scenes tour of what the park do to...More

Thank Charlotte P
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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So happy to hear that you enjoyed your Kiwi Encounter experience!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As another reviewer mentioned, we only had time to do the Kiwi encounter. Our experience was quite the opposite of the review posted. Tamara greeted us, and took us directly to the Kiwi area. She was well informed, and knew a lot about the Kiwi....More

Thank a r
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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review! I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Kiwi Encounter tour, it's a very special experience. Thank you for your compliments to Tamara, we will certainly pass them along! Thanks again...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my two grandsonus (6 & 7) here and they thoroughly enjoyed our time at Rainbow Springs. There was such an amazing variety of wildlife, including a free bird show and an opportunity to get up close to the lizards. They loved feeding the...More

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

Thank you for your awesome review! Glad you had fun!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a treat, we took our nine year old grandaughter to Rainbow Springs. We had limited time, so chose to do the Kiwi Encounter. It was a Sunday and busy, as one would expect. As we waited for our tour, we watched the crew. If...More

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

Kia ora, we really appreciate you taking the time to write to us and we are so disappointed to hear about your negative experience at Rainbow Springs. We value every one of our visitors and we apologise that you and your granddaughter felt that this...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is thankfully low on commercial branding. The whole experience was delightful for the 14-year old, the two 50-somethings, and the 75+ grandma. Birds, water rides, history, fish... the experience was positive and educational.

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

Thanks for your review!

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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 Archer777 | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can purchase at the reserve, but if you're booking online it's best to get the tickets together.
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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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