New season, new discoveries.

There's always lots of new and exciting things to be discovered at Rainbow Springs!

Welcome Whio.

We are thrilled to welcome two rare and endangered Whio, or blue ducks, to the park. These unique birds are a true taonga (treasured) species, and we are happy to be giving them a new home and helping ensure their survival. Our new residents have settled in and you can now meet them in our walk through aviary! Check out the full story

This April, in celebration of Whio Awareness Month, make sure to visit our whio education area! You'll learn all about whio, their unique characteristics and what can be done to secure the future of this endangered bird. This interactive display is presented by Whio Forever and DOC, is suitable for all ages and it's FREE with your Day Pass. 

*March 30-April 29 2018.

Explore New Playscapes.

Hidden throughout the park are some exciting new, hands-on play installations that will teach you about native species and conservation in a fun and interactive way. Our Playscapes are free with your Day Pass and are fun for the whole family!

Young visitors having fun at the Playscape, Rainbow Springs Rotorua


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.

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Kōkopu have arrived.

We were thrilled to welcome several hundred giant kōkopu to Rainbow Springs this March! Giant kōkopu are the largest adult fish of New Zealand’s iconic ‘whitebait’ species, endemic to New Zealand and classified as endangered. Spot them in the Wairere Pool, next to the cafe, and learn more about them on our NEW Freshwater Fish Encounter (starting 30th March 2018)!

Seize the day.

There's lots more included in your Rainbow Springs Day Pass, take a look!

You can book your day pass online now, at the door or via phone 0800 724 626

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

Discover our fun Playscapes!

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