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Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park

Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+6473500440
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Ranked #22 of 44 attractions in Rotorua
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The new Rainbow Springs will bring New Zealand nature stories to life. Not only are you able to see endangered native species like the Kiwi and... more » Owner description: The new Rainbow Springs will bring New Zealand nature stories to life. Not only are you able to see endangered native species like the Kiwi and Tuatara but now with the Big Splash water ride, that story comes to life. See life size dinosaurs, moa and other now extinct species as you ride the 9 minute long fun and educational journey through the ecological evolution of New Zealand. Be prepared for the adrenalin boosting plunge at the end!! Great new Live Bird Show now on at 11.30am every day. Loads of Live Encounters with exotic birds, lizards, eels and other creatures - check the schedule on our website. « less
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San Francisco, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is precisely the sort of place I'd never visit if I were traveling on my own. It's a theme park, and the "theme" is NZ natural history. We went just for our son's amusement, and it was a total blast. We started our visit on a "splash mountain" type water ride that carries you through NZ's natural history and... More

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Fantastic review - Thanks! It sounds like you made the most of your visit and we LOVE the "fuzzy eggs on legs" description about our kiwi - they really are very unusual little creatures. The African Grey parrot is called Mandela and is very charming - he has quite a collection of words in his vocabulary but is a great... More

Tokoroa, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Took our young kids on the new splash ride (aged 2 & 3) - they were a bit scared by the dinosaur but lved the big splash. Photos are stupid expensive though - just get someone with you to stand at the bottom and take your pic on the way down the big splash :-)

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that the kids enjoyed the Big Splash and wanted to Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts after your visit. We hope to see you here again soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This place made such an impact on the family. It had everything a family might want to see. The kids LOVED the Big Splash. I LOVED the fact I got to touch a Californian Redwood Sequoia. My wife LOVED seeing the kiwis at night.

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thanks Ken! We LOVED the fact that you enjoyed your time here and that our passion for native, natural New Zealand made an impact on your family. Great also that you got to come back at night to see the kiwi - a very special experience in our glassless nocturnal aviary. Wishing you safe & happy travels! More

Rotorua District, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

kids loved it. the log ride was the best tired the kids out an was interesting to see all the birds will go again

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great rating and for taking the time to post a review. We hope to see you in the park again soon! More

Stewart Island, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Awesome, I got to see some kiwis, but animals just aren't my thing, so that's why I wasn't too interested!

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! So pleased you got to see our famous kiwi - you cant travel to Rainbow Springs without learning about these amazing birds. Safe travels back to Stewart Island! More

Auckland
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited here this morning. It was great walking round the natural bush setting looking at all the native birds, feeding the trout and seeing the tuatara. The new section with the thrill ride has obviously been introduced to add value to the Park and bring in new punters, and it certainly did the job, the cafe sold a range of... More

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience in the park. The Big Splash (unlimited rides included in entry price) has certainly added value to the park and we are pleased you took in our lovely native birds (and tuatara!). I see you are from Auckland - you can purchase a pass now that gives you one years access... More

New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We took our 5 year old grandson who is animal mad for a visit to check out the kiwi and other wildlife. It was all really nice but like all attractions like this, they sure know how to charge. Cost us $99 for 2 adults and 1 child. Snackbox was $9. And all the photos , which make nice souveniers... More

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hello there! Great name for your profile - "fishwatcher" is quite appropriate when you have just visited Rainbow Springs. The trout we have on display here are some of the largest in the southern hemisphere! We appreciate the time taken to review the park and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I would be very interested in... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Ok so the staff are LOVELY that is one good thing about this place. The big splash was also great fun, like I would have ridden it all day given the chance BUT the rest of the place was an overpriced waste of money. Ooohh a pigeon how exciting, oooh another bird I see in my backyard, how thrilling. My... More

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts about your visit. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with our staff, and on the Big Splash. As a New Zealand nature park we do display native birds and reptiles, some of which are common and others that are endangered. We are disapointed that you did... More

Rotorua
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Wow wow really loved this place only bummer we couldn't stay longer as they shut.If we had more time would have diffidently brought the upgrade ticket to visit night and day! Amazingly done they are very cute we saw all 3 even frosty who apparently rarely comes out even for the staff! Patai was the the cutest stomping her feet... More

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. You obviously enjoyed the night-time kiwi experience and we LOVE your very-apt description. Our kiwi really are "Fantastic cute balls of fury and stompy feet" We look forward to your return to the park soon! More

Queensland, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited while staying in Rotorua recently and had a lovely morning despite the rain! Enjoyed strolling around looking at all the wildlife and feeding the fish. Our 2.5 year old especially loved being able to throw food to the fish and ducks. Enjoyed catching some of the feeding times of the animals also. Seeing some kiwis was also very... More

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thanks! We love that you made the most of the park despite what Mother Nature can throw at us sometimes with the weather! Here's to hoping you can make it back some day soon to try the flying fox on the playground and ride the Big Splash again. Safe Travels! More

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