Kiwi Burrow Experience: Opening 12 November!

See, learn and discover all about New Zealand's national icon.

Kiwi Burrow Experience

Rainbow Springs is proud to be home of the Kiwi Burrow and the National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa, the world's largest kiwi hatchery! 

From Monday 12 November all visitors to Rainbow Springs will enjoy entry to the Kiwi Burrow with your Park ticket. This fun, new interactive experience teaches you all about New Zealand's national icon and the recovery efforts undertaken by many to ensure the kiwi remains for future generations. 

Stand in a human-sized kiwi burrow, sit in a giant kiwi egg, and see real kiwi in our nocturnal enclosure! It's kiwi kiwi kiwi at Rainbow Springs! 

Please note: the new Kiwi Burrow Experience opens Monday 12 November and is included in your Rainbow Springs park entry. Prior to this date, visitors to Rainbow Springs will enjoy a guided kiwi experience in our temporary location and entry to the nocturnal house to view real kiwi.  

The National Kiwi Hatchery Tours

Rainbow Springs is proud to be home of the National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa, the largest kiwi hatchery in the world! We're extremely proud to have hatched over 1800 kiwi chicks to date. 

For an extra $10 per person donation to the National Kiwi Hatchery, you can enjoy a 'behind the scenes' tour of our Hatchery. Learn all about the efforts of our kiwi husbandry team, discover what it takes to hatch a chick... and if you're really lucky, see baby chicks in person! 

Please note: National Kiwi Hatchery Tours begin Monday 12 November. 

Learn more about the National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa, including how you can help! 

Discover Rainbow Springs

There's new stuff popping up every day at Rainbow Springs

Kiwi Egg

Feel what it's like to be a kiwi chick inside this giant egg.

All things kiwi

Learn all about our iconic national bird with our fun and interesting kiwi facts.

Kiwi Burrow

Here's a sneak peek of our human-sized kiwi burrow being built.