Discover the fun at Rainbow Springs!

Join us in nature for an action-packed family day out! Get up close with the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home.

Explore nature. 

Set amongst the native trees and beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs offers a fun-filled day out for the whole family. You'll learn all about New Zealand’s fascinating natural history and meet the interesting creatures who call this great land of ours home.

Each day our wildlife team run lots of Animal Encounters which allow you to get closer than ever to some of our favourite park residents including trout, reptiles and native birds. 

New Discoveries. 

There's always lots of exciting new things to see and do in the parkGet ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight Bird Show. Explore weird, wonderful and practical science at the Science in our Forests experience. Or have endless fun discovering our awesome new Playscapes and Waterplay area. Soon you'll also be able to meet Whio (blue ducks), our new park residents!

Remember to jump aboard the Big Splash ride on your visit to the park and get ready to be thrilled! You can ride as many times as you like! 

Meet Kiwi. 

Kiwi are shy, ground dwelling creatures that only come out at night. However, don't worry about missing them on your visit to Rainbow Springs as entry to our nocturnal kiwi enclosure is included in your Day Pass! For an unforgettable experience, join our Kiwi Encounter Behind the Scenes Tour to see exactly how we're helping kiwi at the most successful hatchery in the world. Every tour booked is a 100% donation to our kiwi conservation programme!

Park News. 

Keep up-to-date with your favourite park residents by signing up to our monthly Rainbow Springs newsletter. You'll also be the first to hear about all of our special offers and events!

Ride the Big Splash.

Jump aboard The Big Splash ride for a nine-minute journey of discovery! You'll learn some of New Zealand's unique stories and get a splashing good thrill at the end! Age/height restrictions apply.

Help out in our new Bird Show!

Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight bird show. This 30-minute show runs each day at 11.30am! It's FREE with your Day Pass!

Discover our fun Playscapes!

Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new Playscapes that will teach you all about native species and conservation in a fun way! They're FREE with your Day Pass!

Meet Kiwi.

Rainbow Springs will get you closer to kiwi than ever before. During the day, meet kiwi in our nocturnal house or on our Kiwi Encounter tour! At night, see kiwi in our outdoor no glass enclosure (a magical experience not to be missed)!