Opening Times.

Your Day Pass includes repeat entry for the day of purchase until closing. So you can come and go as many times as you like!

Opening Times


8.30am - 5.30pm (last entry 5.00pm)

Christmas Day: 8.30am - 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm)


9.00am - 4.00pm every day

Big Splash 

9.30am - 5pm

Discover Rainbow Springs

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

Ride 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.

Help out in our new Bird Show!

Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight bird show. This 30-minute show runs each day at 11.30am (and 2:30pm during school holidays)! It's FREE with your Day Pass!

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!

Meet Kiwi

Kiwi are shy, ground-dwelling creatures that only come out at night. However, don't worry about missing them on your visit to Rainbow Springs as a guided tour of our nocturnal kiwi enclosure is included in your Day Pass!