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Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park

467 Paradise Valley Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9667
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Ranked #10 of 44 attractions in Rotorua
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Salem, OR
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were excited to go here. We made sure we got there in time for the feeding of the lions. I was hoping I'd get to meet a cub and did, it's not everyday that you get to pet a cuddly little lion! I wish I got the name of the guy that gave a schpiel on... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My partner and I absolutely LOVED this park!!! The staff were super friendly and the lady showing us tricks with Louie the bird was so totally cool!! We got to pat the lion cubs which was so cool, we basically had an awesome few hours, you definitely need to give yourself at least 2 hours there, it's a great place... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My grandchildren loved it! We spent about four hours wandering around looking at various things but best of all was the farm animals and the lions. The park is beautifully maintained.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is the second time we have done this now. Luckily we got to pat the lion cubs this time around. It is a good walk around on a nice day. Would not recommend it on a rainy day. The lion feeding time is 2:30pm and would recommend going there at that time, otherwise the sleeping lions are not much... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

loved being able to pat a lion cub and take pictures. The place is so well built, the tracks are safe for toddles to walk un aided and the kids loved being able to feed the animals.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife park is excellent for younger children up to perhaps 9 years of age. It is beautifully set out and our grandson loved patting and feeding all the animals. the walk around the park is very well maintained and just the right length for younger children.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great little wildlife park that lets you pat a lion cub for free as part of the $30 admission! The highlight is definitely the lion enclosure where you can get within a metre of the beautiful cats, but the rest of the park is lovely, with winding paths set amongst beautiful bush. There were some super friendly farm animals too,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

You feel like you are in the middle of nowhere - the way the park has been set up is great and the kids loved the adventure of seeing what was around the next corner - highlight for us was feeding the animals - we would have loved to pat the cubs but kids didn't want to endure the 20... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We were very impressed with the park. The paths and board walks were designed very well and maintained to a high standard. There are lots of animals, birds, and trout to see and feed (bags of food available at the shop). We really enjoyed watching the lions being feed, and hearing about the different individuals in the pride, and how... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had a lovely family day at Paradise Springs Park, the ground were beautifully keep and the kids had a great time. The lion cubs were a lot bigger thanI thought they would be, but I suppose they can't stay little forever.

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