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Rainbow Springs Nature Park

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192 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-350 0440
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird show” (262 reviews)
“big splash” (283 reviews)
“kiwi encounter” (118 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
192 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-350 0440
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Brought some over seas visitors to Rainbow Springs - loved the native wildlife up close and in particular the Kiwi. Got to see all the birds and many trout, good geckos etc

Thank lorsnsteve
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very relaxing for the adults and lots for children to keep them busy. The water ride kept them busy for ages. The kiwi experience was very informative. The Cafe is high quality and lots of healthy choices. Make sure you take empty water bottles to...More

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Thank Simon B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great facility, kids loved it, especially the log ride, bird show and the playground. Perfect parking for us with a long caravan and staff helpful to where to park.

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Thank Nicky H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing Kiwi Encounter- to learn first hand what is happening in our country for our native icon was absolutely fabulous. I think all New Zealand citizens should go through this encounter Your team are doing an amazing job! Thank you so so much!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I remember this place as overpriced and not really that amazing, but they've significantly improved it since our last visit 10 years ago, or was it even longer than that? They trout pools are the same and still fun to feed and watch. But there...More

Thank Kiwigirl341
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice place. Lovely walk, native birds. The highlight would have been the log ride, however, could have been a little more informative whilst on the ride. Did give you a bit of history, which was nice. Great Playground also for the kids. Nice

Thank Usedomka
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Family of 4 paid $80 to see wild fishes ducks that you can see in a park. Kids play ground.. and splash ride. Had huge expectations from splash ride however the big moving dinosaur was nowhere to be found, there were only sounds with no...More

Thank dmunjal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time here go in the Gondola first to the top of Mount Ngongotaha , Saw a Kiwi bird and other birds and reptiles , Also did wine tasting the lady who did this was hilarious such fun and lovely wine as well...More

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this park to particulary understand the reptiles and birds native to New Zealand. Amazing types of parrots , reptiles. Big Splash was a treat and makes you a kid again. Plenty of photo ops inside. The star attraction was the bird show. We...More

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora, thank you for a lovely review! We do have some kiwi's on display during the day in our kiwi nocturnal house, sorry that you missed them! It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your day!

Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place to see native birds and enjoy the lush grounds and of course a highlight for most the log ride. Worth a visit especially if you have children. A great place to see a kiwi as there are lots of place s to...More

1  Thank Trina M
shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review :)

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15 December 2017|
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Response from Archer777 | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can purchase at the reserve, but if you're booking online it's best to get the tickets together.
Sonia H
9 November 2017|
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Response from SOFTY_NZ | Reviewed this property |
At least a couple of hours would be plenty of time
13 July 2017|
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Response from K H |
I can answer my own question as we were there yesterday... The Kiwi Encounter is held only in daytime at the Kiwi Hatchery. See Rainbow Springs Website, it consists of a staff lecture and a few minutes in the darkened large... More