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Rainbow Springs Nature Park

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Address: 192 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+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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Good kiwi tour

We only did the behind the scenes kiwi tour. Pretty good tour and good information. Saw some baby kiwis and, in another space, a mother. All sleeping sadly but they sleep 23 hours... read more

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Truro, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went round the park during daylight hours and there is lots to see and do. Our Pass entitled us to go back In the evening when it had gone dark to see if we could spot a Kiwi and we did - several times! What a great experience.

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Thank Margaret J
Wollongong
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We only did the behind the scenes kiwi tour. Pretty good tour and good information. Saw some baby kiwis and, in another space, a mother. All sleeping sadly but they sleep 23 hours a day and doze for the other one so the chances of seeing them dance a jig is remote. The booking information we got in the phone... More 

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Thank Squizzynet
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall, the park made viewing of the key NZ animals easy and enjoyable. The Big Splash ride was a bit dated but still fun. However, some birds, like the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo were in tiny, bare 'cells' and it was hard not to feel sorry for it.

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Thank Michael D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited during the day to see the tropical birds, and returned after sunset to see the elusive Kiwis. We tried in other cities to see Kiwis during the day behind dark glass, but Rainbow Springs has the best way of viewing -- by visiting after nightfall in a large open aviary. We stayed for an hour and loved watching... More 

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Thank Nigel F
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Thank you for your review, that's great that you came back to see the kiwi at night, its a fantastic experience :) More 

Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I requested this as she is Swedish and wanted to see a kiwi, we did :), and she was so happy. The rest of the park seemed smaller than I remembered from when I was younger but still fantastic, I liked that the aviary can be walked through it is nice to be able to see birds... More 

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Thank KireeS
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Thank you for your review and your compliments to our staff. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had been to a Maori park and been in a kiwi enclosure before but really had not seen the one bird they had there so we were very keen to visit this park which has a Kiwi Encounter. It is part of a conservation programme throughout New Zealand which is doing great work in ensuring a safer and better... More 

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Thank AberdeenMusicman
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Thank you for your review, that's fantastic that you had such great experience with kiwi and I am glad your visit to the park was enjoyable. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been many times before but still a great outing with the kids. Loved feeding the trout and seeing the bird show. Log ride was fun even if the youngest thought it was scary (she still did it twice). Relaxing day and not too busy.

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Thank Steven P
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Thank you for your review, I am glad to hear that you had a nice day in the park :) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here after spending time the morning next door. Kids loved it. Lots of wildlife, a fun park, food for all to enjoy & a water ride. Great arvo spent with the family whilst holidaying in Rotorua.

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Thank Aimee-Lee P
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Thank you for your review :) More 

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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved seeing and finding out about all the animals. We especially liked the morepork owl. One of the keepers took ten minutes to talk to us about it, and was incredibly helpful. In fact all the staff were informative, friendly and helpful. The kiwi encounter was one of the highlights and we got to see two kiwis, which was... More 

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Thank Fiona R
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Thank you for the lovely review :) More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our family went along to an awesome evening, wasn't sure what to expect, not into crawly things but it wasn't scary and we all had a fab night. We were able to chill and have some drinks while the kids played the various large sized games on the grass. The meal was 5 courses served during the evening and all... More 

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Thank Katie W
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Thank you for such a lovely review! That's fantastic news that your enjoyed your Dine + Discover evening :) More 

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