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Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We 1st did a tour at night in the forest which was so beautiful with the lights in the forest. We were able to see the kiwis at night in their enclosed area for night viewing. We then came back during the day since we had a wrist band to come back. We really enjoyed that as well because we could go to the shows and feed the fish and ducks. We also saw the kiwis in the day enclosed area. We even saw a kiwi do their little squeak. If you like nature, it is a nice place to visit.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank CarrieE617
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Reviewed September 3, 2016

As a NZer and travel blogger, I found the entry fee to be expensive, especially for pre-schoolers. I also felt $2.50 for a small bag of fish food was excessive. We managed to get a special deal online but it was still more than I wanted to pay. However, if you want to see a kiwi and tuatara, then this is the place to visit. Try to get there early before the tourist buses arrive.My 3 year old granddaughter enjoyed chatting with the ducks (which she could have seen at home) and the very friendly kea.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank SLRobinsonNZ
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Management response:Responded January 12, 2017

Thank you for your review, I'm happy to hear that your granddaughter enjoyed chatting with the ducks and kea :)

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Reviewed September 1, 2016

Learned a lot about the trees and birds it was beautiful The fish was interesting also we were a bit rushed I would liked to have more time

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

A great park !! The water attraction wasn't open due to renovation so we received $5 off our admission tickets . The great thing about this pass is that you can leave and go back in the afternoon to watch the bird feeding and Kiwis. Such a great park with Loads to see and very accessible for everyone .

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Me and three friends went to the rainbow springs nature park in August and it was so good! And we need to specially mention our tour guide Gene. He was so informative and you could tell he was really genuinely interesting in all the animals and the information he was giving us.
We were able to see Kiwi birds when they were awake in there natural habitat which was amazing, along with many other animals and fish.
The park is great for a range of ages and we learnt a lot so I would definitely recommend when in the Rotorua area.
Thanks so much Gene and all the animals at rainbow springs nature park for a fantastic evening!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank lembailey
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