Bring your family along to Rainbow Springs, to meet ours.
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 meet the creatures who call this great land of ours home.
Whether you are walking through our many free-flight aviaries, feeding the biggest trout you will ever see, or coming face-to-face with pre-history in the eyes of a Tuatara – all of us here at Rainbow Springs are proud of the role we play in conserving many of the precious native species of New Zealand. Each day our team of experts run special encounters which allow you to get closer than ever to some of our favourite park residents!
Kiwi are shy, ground dwelling creatures who only come out under the cover of darkness. However, don’t worry about missing them during your visit as entry to our nocturnal kiwi enclosure is included in your day pass! For an unforgettable experience, upgrade to our Kiwi Encounter Behind the Scenes Tour to see exactly how we’re helping kiwi at the biggest kiwi hatchery in the world.
Under the stars.
Your day pass includes repeat entry for the day of purchase until closing. This means you can come back to the park, when its dark, and meet kiwi in our outdoor no glass enclosure. This is a magical experience not to be missed!
The Big Splash isn’t just the adrenalin rush at the end; it’s a nine-minute journey telling you some
of New Zealand’s unique stories.
Free-flight Bird Show
Each day at 11.30am we run a free-flight bird show in our purpose-built auditorium. The show is filled with fascinating facts and engaging antics performed by our colourful and sometimes noisy exotic parrots.
At the heart of Rainbow Springs is conservation. Protecting our national treasures for future generations to enjoy, is a core philosophy we embrace. At Rainbow Springs, each living treasure has its own conservation programme specific to the species. We’d like to connect all our visitors to our living treasures through hands-on conservation.
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