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Rainbow Springs Nature Park

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Address: 192 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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+64 7-350 0440
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08:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 21:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The majestic magic of New Zealand's wildlife comes together in one...

The majestic magic of New Zealand's wildlife comes together in one incredible place - Rainbow Springs, Rotorua. Set amongst the native trees and beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs Nature Park offers a fun-packed and educational experience for the whole family. Learn about New Zealand's fascinating natural history and come closer than ever to the creatures who call this great land of ours home. The fun never stops at Rainbow Springs with our impressive playground area, the thrilling Big Splash water ride and ever popular Bird Show. Rainbow Springs is also one of Rotorua's premier kids party venues with attentive and friendly staff on hand to take care of everything. For something a little more grown up, business, social and wedding functions are also popular and available here.

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A nice visit but the enclosure can be covered really quickly in good time. Watched the bird show and it is quite ok. Kiwi enclosure and conservation is a must watch. Got a good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Zhi Wen Desmond C
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice visit but the enclosure can be covered really quickly in good time. Watched the bird show and it is quite ok. Kiwi enclosure and conservation is a must watch. Got a good opportunity to spot two kiwis in the dark viewing gallery.

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely attraction, can spend a couple of hours there looking around relaxing has a child's play area while parents can have a coffee and relax. The river ride was fantastic great to be able to have as many turns as u like. Especially if you close your eyes the first time

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This site serves as an incubator for kiwis and hatchery for trout. The kiwi aviary is particularly good. The rainbow breedstock are outrageously fat - up yo 15 pounds or so. Good for an hour or so of nature education and browsing.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went as we wanted to see a kiwi and did the park and kiwi experience. Thoroughly enjoyed hearing about the conservation work they do and were delighted at seeing the kiwis. Cannot get over the size of the egg the poor female lays! Saw the other birds, reptiles, trout and eels. Had a fun trip on the boat and... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived just in time for the bird show which was very well done and the birds were beautiful to look at. We then paid a little extra for the kiwi experience which was just great. Our tour guide Larissa was lovely and very informative. We were lucky enough to see some kiwi which was really exciting as they are... More 

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Thanks for the review, that's great that you got to see a kiwi! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely peaceful place to view Fauna and Flora. We went on Kiwi encounter which was a guided tour into the ins and outs of Kiwi and breeding etc and you actually get to see real live Kiwi too. Bird show great entertainment but must be there before time to start as gate shuts promptly on start time. Lovely walks through... More 

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Thanks for the great review :) More 

O'Fallon, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Rainbow Springs as part of a tour package and only saw about 1/3 of the park. We went through the avian park and visited the Kiwi Sanctuary. The guide we had was very informative and a very personable young lady. Didn't go on the splash ride nor into the dinosaur area.

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Hope you enjoyed your time in the park :) More 

Brooklyn, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kiwis are hard to see in the wild due to that they are nocturnal animals. The Park is very active in making sure the Kiwi bird population is safe and stable. The Kiwi has a tough life cycle especially for the female. The Kiwi egg is huge compared to the small bird. Just a few of the facts one learns... More 

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a review :) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place. We tend to get season passes and go several times while we visit the area. Great for day and then back at night to see the kiwis. If you are going for a day trip only check around online as you can often get discounted deals as it is a little on the expensive side. We still love... More 

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Glad you enjoy visiting the park :) More 

Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rainbow Springs is a small but well done animal park. My son really enjoyed the bird show which was mercifully brief; I think the folks here know that small children who often attend don’t have more than 15 minutes attention span tops. Despite being brief the bird fly overs and tricks were well done, we really enjoyed the show. After... More 

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