Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Rotorua

4.0
#5 of 24 in Wildlife in Rotorua
Animal and bird lovers should flock to Rainbow Springs Nature Park, a 9 hectare (22 acre) nature park and wildlife conservation center featuring many rare endemic species, a water ride, and a beautiful natural setting of native plants and streams. The fuzzy little flightless birds known as kiwis are the park's most famous inhabitants, and visitors can get up close and personal with the creatures during a kiwi encounter--a tour of the nursery and hatchery. Cool off with a ride on the big splash, spend time with birds in one of the park's free flight aviaries, or catch an exciting bird show. Your ticket allows you unlimited admission for the day, letting you return at night to observe nocturnal creatures. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Rotorua holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Rainbow Springs Nature Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • My kids were thrilled to see and learn about Kiwi! The hatchery was very informative. They also had a great playground and Big Splash ride that the kids really enjoyed...bean bags throughout the...  more »
  • We had the best Kiwi tour we could possible imagine! We were the Last group of a day, just 3 people and we got so many questions we had a special kind of tour. Please make sure you get Kerry as your.....  more »
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  • Beautiful place and I love what they do for our precious kiwis. The kiwi encounter is a must see for anyone interested in seeing the kiwi birds. It is a shame about the kiwi experience not being an option to do on it's own anymore though, for people without kids it isnt as appealing as some other places in town. I do think the option to do the kiwi experience without buying a day entry should of stayed as an option, this is my only reason for my rating not being 5 stars. But I myself enjoy the park and seeing the wildlife :) staff are amazing too!
  • We had a great experience at the park, almost entirely due to the quality of the park tour delivered by Kerry. I am in a wheel chair and I was with my two younger boys and Kerry did an excellent job of assisting me, and connecting with the kids to teach them about the animals and plants within the park. 4 stars instead of five as I think more care should be taken by management to inform visitors about the timing and access to the chicks before they have purchased their ticket as we expected to see the babies.
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