Kiwi Burrow Experience: open now!

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! 

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. 

All visitors to Rainbow Springs now enjoy entry to the Kiwi Burrow with your Park ticket.

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! 

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! 

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.