National Kiwi Hatchery Tour

See real kiwi conservation in action!

Rainbow Springs is proud to be home of the National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa, the world's leading kiwi hatchery! We're extremely proud to be have hatched over 1900 kiwi chicks to date, making us the world's largest and most successful hatching centre. 

For an extra $10 per person donation to the National Kiwi Hatchery, you can enjoy a 'behind the scenes' tour of our Hatchery to see real kiwi conservation in action. 

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! 

Some visitors may have the chance to witness the Kiwi chicks getting a health check, being weighted or fed - the routine usually takes place in the morning; regardless of the time of day you visit the Hatchery, our guides and Kiwi caregivers always aim to give our manuhiri (visitors) the best Kiwi experience!

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

National Kiwi Hatchery Tour

See real kiwi conservation in action

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