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Plan your day

With 10+ free encounters a day, there is always more to see at Rainbow Springs

Each day our team of experts run special encounters which allow you to get closer than ever to some of our favourite park residents including trout, reptiles and native birds.

Don’t forget to swing past our café any time for coffee, snacks and lunch to keep you going throughout the day. Plus our awesome kids' playpark is a great way for the kids to burn off energy! 

Saturday

9:00am

Canopy Aviary

Canopy Aviary

9:30am

Juvenile Tuatara Feeding

Reptiles' Rock

10:00am

Exotic Birds

Native Bird Exhibit

Junior Keeper Reptile Experience

Reptiles' Rock

10:30am

Water Dragon Close Up

Reptiles' Rock

11:30am

Bird Show

Rainbow Arena

12:00pm

Behind the Scenes Big Splash

Big Splash

1:00pm

Antipodes Island Parakeet

Antipodes Island Parakeet Enclosure

Junior Keeper Reptile Experience

Reptiles' Rock

1:30pm

Native Reptiles

Reptiles' Rock

2:30pm

Bird Show

Rainbow Arena

3:00pm

Eel Feeding

Eel Feeding Platform

3:30pm

Morepork

Morepork Aviary

Sunday

9:00am

Kākā

Kākā Aviary

9:30am

Juvenile Tuatara Feeding

Reptiles' Rock

10:00am

Weka

Weka Aviary

Junior Keeper Reptile Experience

Reptiles' Rock

10:30am

Blue Tongue Lizard Close Up

Reptiles' Rock

11:30am

Bird Show

Rainbow Arena

12:00pm

Behind the Scenes Big Splash

Big Splash

1:00pm

Kea Encounter

Kea Aviary

Junior Keeper Reptile Experience

Reptiles' Rock

1:30pm

Adult Tuatara Close Up

Reptiles' Rock

2:30pm

Bird Show

Rainbow Arena

3:00pm

Trout Feeding

Trouts' Eye View

3:30pm

Morepork

Morepork Aviary

Monday

9:30am

Juvenile Tuatara Feeding

Reptiles' Rock

10:00am

Junior Keeper Reptile Experience

Reptiles' Rock

11:30am

Bird Show

Rainbow Arena

12:00pm

Behind the Scenes Big Splash

Big Splash

1:00pm

Kea Encounter

Kea Aviary

Junior Keeper Reptile Experience

Reptiles' Rock

1:30pm

Wildlife and Fauna Tour of the Park

Main Entry

2:30pm

Bird Show

Rainbow Arena

3:00pm

Behind the Scenes Kiwi Encounter

Kiwi Burrow

3:30pm

Behind the Scenes Kiwi Encounter

Kiwi Burrow

Tuesday

9:00am

Canopy Aviary

Canopy Aviary

9:30am

Juvenile Tuatara Feeding

Reptiles' Rock

10:00am

Exotic Birds

Native Bird Exhibit

Junior Keeper Reptile Experience

Reptiles' Rock

10:30am

Water Dragon Close Up

Reptiles' Rock

11:30am

Bird Show

Rainbow Arena

12:00pm

Behind the Scenes Big Splash

Big Splash

1:00pm

Antipodes Island Parakeet

Antipodes Island Parakeet Enclosure

Junior Keeper Reptile Experience

Reptiles' Rock

1:30pm

Native Reptiles

Reptiles' Rock

2:30pm

Bird Show

Rainbow Arena

3:00pm

Eel Feeding

Eel Feeding Platform

3:30pm

Morepork

Morepork Aviary

Wednesday

9:00am

Kākā

Kākā Aviary

9:30am

Juvenile Tuatara Feeding

Reptiles' Rock

10:00am

Weka

Weka Aviary

Junior Keeper Reptile Experience

Reptiles' Rock

10:30am

Blue Tongue Lizard Close Up

Reptiles' Rock

11:30am

Bird Show

Rainbow Arena

12:00pm

Behind the Scenes Big Splash

Big Splash

1:00pm

Kea Encounter

Kea Aviary

Junior Keeper Reptile Experience

Reptiles' Rock

1:30pm

Adult Tuatara Close Up

Reptiles' Rock

2:30pm

Bird Show

Rainbow Arena

3:00pm

Trout Feeding

Trouts' Eye View

3:30pm

Morepork

Morepork Aviary

Thursday

9:00am

Canopy Aviary

Canopy Aviary

9:30am

Juvenile Tuatara Feeding

Reptiles' Rock

10:00am

Exotic Birds

Native Bird Exhibit

Junior Keeper Reptile Experience

Reptiles' Rock

10:30am

Water Dragon Close Up

Reptiles' Rock

11:30am

Bird Show

Rainbow Arena

12:00pm

Behind the Scenes Big Splash

Big Splash

1:00pm

Antipodes Island Parakeet

Antipodes Island Parakeet Enclosure

Junior Keeper Reptile Experience

Reptiles' Rock

1:30pm

Native Reptiles

Reptiles' Rock

2:30pm

Bird Show

Rainbow Arena

3:00pm

Eel Feeding

Eel Feeding Platform

3:30pm

Morepork

Morepork Aviary

Friday

9:00am

Kākā

Kākā Aviary

9:30am

Juvenile Tuatara Feeding

Reptiles' Rock

10:00am

Weka

Weka Aviary

Junior Keeper Reptile Experience

Reptiles' Rock

10:30am

Blue Tongue Lizard Close Up

Reptiles' Rock

11:30am

Bird Show

Rainbow Arena

12:00pm

Behind the Scenes Big Splash

Big Splash

1:00pm

Kea Encounter

Kea Aviary

Junior Keeper Reptile Experience

Reptiles' Rock

1:30pm

Adult Tuatara Close Up

Reptiles' Rock

2:30pm

Bird Show

Rainbow Arena

3:00pm

Trout Feeding

Trouts' Eye View

3:30pm

Morepork

Morepork Aviary

  • Behind the Scenes Kiwi Encounter: Limited spaces available, reserve upon arrival.
  • Junior Keeper Reptile Experience: Limited spaces available, reserve now.
  • Behind the Scenes Big Splash: Limited spaces available, reserve upon arrival. Must be 7+ and wearing closed toe shoes. 
  • Wildlife and Fauna Tour of the park: Limited spaces available, reserve upon arrival.