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Rainbow Springs Nature Park: Tours & Tickets

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Set among 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...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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192 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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We had an amazing time at rainbow springs! Don’t pass up an opportunity to see New Zealand’s native species up close! The kiwi hatchery tour was especially great because we got to see how they hatch kiwis and release them into the wild. the money...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Kiwi Hatchery tour is a must do for all visitors to NZ! Wow, I'd never seen a kiwi bird before, and then to have seen several baby chicks and adults, was truly an amazing experience. They are truly adorable! We also enjoyed the park,...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank SKI79
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

At first, I thought the $50 for entry + hatchery was a bit steep. But after doing the hatchery tour and seeing 2 day old baby kiwis, it was totally worth it! The babies were SO CUTE! And the tour was super interesting. The park...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Enkunie
RSCust_Service1, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora Enkunie Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It is always great to receive feedback of this nature about the kiwi and the Big Splash. Seeing the baby kiwi is something really special and we are glad to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I booked tickets in advance and included the kiwi hatchery tour for first thing in the morning on a weekday, and I wasn't disappointed! We had a small group of 5 adults and had a very informative tour about Kiwi (for example, I didn't realize...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank fluff_astrid
RSCust_Service1, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora fluff_astrid Thank you for your very comprehensive feedback and information on the park. It is always fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Rainbow Springs and in the National Kiwi Hatchery. It sounds like your guide and time on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this park on a wet day and was so much fun. We had young family from Aussie staying and the great time we had with all the active so much fun and the rain didn't worry us at all. Lots to see and lots...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Dianne M
RSCust_Service1, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora Dianne M Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It is always great to receive feedback of this nature about the park even on a wet day. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

As an older couple, we nearly didn’t go to Rainbow Springs as we had been given the impression that it was primarily a kids fun park. However we really enjoyed our visit on a very quiet day. We paid the extra $10 for the Kiwi...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 172suej
RSCust_Service1, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora 172suej Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor – we appreciate your comments and it was great hosting you on the National Kiwi Hatchery tour. It is always fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your experience across the board and we are glad...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great park and plenty of NZ wildlife to see and learn about. The kids activities were great and a big hit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Melissa R
RSCust_Service1, Marketing Coordinator at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. How exciting to hear your whanau (family) had a fabulous time exploring the park and discovering our native wildlife. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Nga mihi, Diana

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely park with great staff, especially the guides (Kerry!). We spent a wonderful few hours there with our five-year-old daughter. We saw adult kiwis as well as kiwi chicks, which was priceles, along with countless other birds close up. Don't miss this place....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank zzuzzy
RSCust_Service1, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora zzuzzy Thank you for taking the time to place your review on TripAdvisor. It’s wonderful to hear that you and you daughter enjoyed your visit here at Rainbow Springs with Kerry one of our amazing guides. It sounds like you saw many of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gemma - you are mad as a box of frogs! ( And you know which Gemma I mean). We absolutely loved your commentary and tour round the kiwi hatchery. If we could, we would come back every week to hear you. We learnt so much...More

Thank beachbuddy10
RSCust_Service1, Marketing Coordinator at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Thank you for the fabulous & happy feedback; it's great to hear you had an exciting discovery & learning experience! How fantastic that you have decided to sponsor one of our kiwi chicks - thank you so much for supporting us in our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We paid extra for the guided tour of the kiwi hatchery. This was one of the highlights of our holiday. We were given a tour by a very friendly and knowledgeable guide who showed us kiwi eggs, chicks and adults actively feeding in night time...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Barry B
RSCust_Service1, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Barry B Thank you for taking the time to place your review on TripAdvisor, we appreciate your feedback. So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Rainbow Springs and we are very happy to hear it was a highlight of your holiday....More

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sof_a185
15 July 2019|
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Response from RSCust_Service1 | Property representative |
Kia ora sof_a185 The Kiwi Encounter tour runs throughout the year however from around April to August this is the off season for kiwi breeding and we do not receive any kiwi eggs. The cost to go on this tour is currently an... More
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Shirley S
16 June 2018|
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Response from Dave B | Reviewed this property |
No - you are want of Paradise Valley - lions fed 2:30pm daily.
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