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 natural history and meet the creatures who call this great land home.
Rainbow Springs will get you closer to kiwi than ever before. Kiwi are shy, ground dwelling creatures who only come out under the cover of darkness. However, don’t worry about missing them during your daytime visit to Rainbow Springs as entry to our nocturnal kiwi enclosure is included in your day pass! You can also upgrade to our Kiwi Encounter Behind the Scenes Tour and see exactly how we’re helping kiwi at the largest and most successful kiwi hatchery in the world.
FREE-FLIGHT BIRD SHOW
Each day at 11.30am we run a free-flight bird show in our purpose-built auditorium. You’ll get to watch our team of exotic birds show off their amazing intellect and skills with a range of games, tricks and dance moves!
Each day our wildlife team run many interactive animal encounters which allow you to get closer than ever to some of our favourite park residents including trout, reptiles and native birds.
The Big Splash isn’t just the adrenaline rush at the end; it’s a 9 minute journey through time as we explore the ecological evolution of New Zealand. This ride brings to life dinosaurs, moa, the incredible Haast eagle, the arrival of humans and so much more. Open 9.30am – 5pm daily.
UNDER THE STARS
Your Rainbow Springs 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!