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!
Discover nature’s best with a guided tour. Included in your Park entry, our informative and entertaining tours take you on a journey of New Zealand’s flora and fauna. Our passionate team will guide you through our lush nature park, introducing you to New Zealand’s most taonga (treasured) species and cultural stories, ending at our very own kiwi house. Tours depart every half hour (first tour departs 9am and last tour departs 4.30pm) and are approximately 40 minutes.
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.
Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you about native species and conservation in a fun and interactive way. Find out what it’s like to see like a tuatara or dig for grubs like a kiwi. We’ve also got a large Water Play area where you’ll get to experience the science of moving water mechanically!
Phone: +64 7 350 0440 Freephone: 0800 724 626 ( 0800 RAINBOW)