Rainbow Springs
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  • Address: 192 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua-Central

Rainbow Springs - Rotorua

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Rainbow Springs in Rotorua is a remarkable haven of wildlife, with not just native species but also plants and animals imported during colonization, all of which need protecting and conserving. The park is a natural wonder in itself, with magical walkways through huge forests with giant redwood and kauri trees, fresh spring fed streams and a wide selection of New Zealand's fascinating wildlife.

Walking through the park gives you a sense of the real New Zealand, with the smells, sights and sounds of an unspoilt native paradise. Along with the kiwi, the park is home to tuatara, scaup, parrots, kea, kaka and so much more. A huge glass-sided pool inside the park lets you get an up-close look at large trout. There are also trout pools within the park, along with a 4m high waterfall, and a stunning piece of greenstone weighing 1.8 tonnes.

New to the park in 2012, is the adrenaline packed 'Big Splash' experience. This interactive journey through time, explores the ecological evolution of New Zealand with state of the art animatronics and projection technology that bring dinosaurs to life! As you hurtle towards the water at the end of the ride you'll reminded why it's called 'the Big Splash'!

By day, Rainbow Springs is idyllic, but at night, it's a different world entirely. Under lit ponds, fairy lights and abundant nocturnal wildlife, you will get a chance to experience the walk-through, open-air kiwi enclosure. Another night time experience can be had at the Mitai Maori Village. Join Mitai for a unique cultural experience includes a traditional haka, waka (Maori canoes), a hangi meal and a bush walk. Then join our expert guides for a guided your of Rainbow Springs at night.

Bird Show - this fun and engaging show sees colourful and sometimes noisy exotic parrots take to the stage to demonstrate their amazing intellect and skills

A pit-stop inside the newly refurbished, and licensed, Wairere Cafe, offers you anything from a quick snack to a lovely hot lunch. Rainbow Springs can also host your private function, with plenty of space, seating, and full catering facilities.


Adult: $40 / Senior: $36 / Child: $20 (3-15 years) /  Infant: FREE (0-2 years) / Family: $99 (2 adults, 2 kids, extra kids $8.00)
Rainbow Springs & Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience: Adult: $138 / Child: $40 ( (5-9 years) /Student: $74 (10-15 years).

Behind The Scenes Kiwi Encounter Tour - Add $10 per person to General Admission
The Rainbow Springs ticket is valid all day, to allow visitors to enjoy the park both during the day and in the evening.

Rainbow Springs & Agrodome Sheep Show: Adult: $69.00 / Child: $42.00 (5-15 years) / Infant: FREE (0-4 years).

Sheep Show times are 9.30am, 11.00am and 2.30pm. The Rainbow Springs ticket is valid all day, to allow visitors to enjoy the park both during the day and in the evening.

Opening Times:

Open every day, 8.30am until late (9.30pm in winter, 10.00pm in summer).

Please visit Rainbow Springs or call  +64 7 350 0440 for bookings and more information.

Address: 192 Fairy Springs Road , Rotorua View Larger Map