Rainbow Springs is the perfect all-weather experience with so much to do, rain and shine.
The Park offers natural and man-made shelter throughout. Our walkthrough aviaries, trout and reptile viewpoints are all under cover, and the Kiwi Burrow experience and National Kiwi Hatchery Tours are fully indoors. Playscapes and water activities are scattered throughout the lush forest, providing shelter on hot days.
Our on-site café offers indoor seating options as well as some sheltered outdoor tables during the summer months.
We have a limited amount of complimentary umbrellas available on wet-weather days, and ponchos can be purchased for a small additional fee.
Guided Park tours operate in all weather conditions and are approximately 40 minutes in duration. We recommend guests allow at least two hours to enjoy the full range of activities.
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Check out the highlights of our 40-minute Nature & Wildlife guided experience and join our experts to get up-close with some of our favourite park residents including trout, reptiles, and native birds.
English language guided tours depart every half hour (first tour departs 9am and last tour departs 4.30pm).
Chinese (Mandarin) guided tours are also available. Learn more.
After your tour, hop on the Big Splash ride to hear some of New Zealand’s unique stories – with a thrill at the end!
We also have new hands-on play installations scattered around the park that will teach you about native species and conservation.
Remember to swing past our café any time for coffee, snacks and lunch to keep you going throughout the day. We have a fabulous new menu on offer including whitebait fritters, lamb burgers, summer tomato soup, sandwiches, salads, cakes and icecreams! You can also bring along your own picnic to enjoy in the park and there’s a large kids playpark and the Big Splash ride right next to our picnic tables!