Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park

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Timings : 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM (last entry 5:00 p.m.), Christmas: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (last entry 4:00 p.m.) and the Big Splash: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Entry Fee : Adult: NZD 40, Senior: NZD 36 and Children (aged 5-15 years) NZD 20. Children below 5 years - Free

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Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, Rotorua Overview

In the midst of native trees, forests and natural springs in Rotorua is the Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park surrounded by the beautiful flora and fauna of New Zealand. This park is home to the world’s largest kiwi hatchery and the ‘Big Splash’ ride which are the main attractions here. Also the encounters with the parakeets, geckos and dinosaur descendants, tuataras add to the wonderful experience.

A destination pick since the 1930s, Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park in Rotorua, New Zealand is home to a variety of wildlife, ranging from the little Kiwis to the ‘living fossils’, the tuatara. These natives of the country are referred to as the ‘living fossils’ as tuataras are the world's only living relative of the dinosaurs. This nature park here is packed with springs, forests and the main attraction – Kiwi Burrow and the National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa. It is the world’s largest kiwi hatchery and gives the tourists an experience of a lifetime with guided and interactive tours. These tours take you through the nature trail and make its stop at the kiwi house, which is the place to go in the daytime as the adult kiwis are to be found there.

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Events and Activities at the Park

The Kiwi Burrow Experience
The Kiwi Burrow Experience here allows the visitors to experience what life is like inside a human-sized kiwi burrow and to sneak a peek at kiwis in the nocturnal enclosure. Also, the interactive tours in the Burrow Experience include watching videos of kiwis hatching.
Other Visible Birds
Besides the Kiwi Burrow Experience, Rainbow Springs is also home to different varieties like the tuatara, the kaka parrots, kingfishers, parakeets and geckos. With the addition of new exhibits, the visitors can catch a glimpse of a few kiwis at night in a select enclosure, as they are mainly active at night (nocturnal birds).

The Big Splash
Besides the Kiwi space, this park also has other attraction sites like the ‘Big Splash’ which is a 9-minute ride through Rainbow Springs, where the visitors come across crystal clear pools trout and eels. Along the Big Splash, visitors at the park are informed about the significant periods of New Zealand’s history.
Big Splash Attractions
Along with the trip, the other attractions here include water dragons, few endangered duck species, parrot species like Kea and Kaka and the famous reptile of the land, the tuatara. The tutaras are considered to be the descendants of the dinosaurs and are endemic to New Zealand.

Educational Tours
Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park provides an educational as well as a fun experience with its Playscapes and Water Play, beautiful Kiwi hatching videos and unlimited ‘Big Splash’ rides. Therefore if you have a New Zealand trip on your mind, be sure to make a stop at this nature park.

How To Reach Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park

By Bus
You can take the Baybus along route 1 to reach Rainbow Springs.
By Train
Train service is available here from Rotorua CBD - Arawa street till Rainbow Springs Road and it leaves at 6:30 AM. The Park is about a 2-minute walk away from the station.

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