COVID-19 update:

The National Kiwi Hatchery Tours run Thursday to Sunday from 8:30 - 2pm, with tours every hour on the hour starting from 9am.
Rainbow Springs Nature Park remains closed. If you have an advance booking, a voucher or for information on passes please see our latest update.

Education at Rainbow Springs

Rainbow Springs is a part of the Rotorua Education Network, the one-stop-shop with the best rates available for your education trips to Rotorua.

The network was formed by 4 tourism partners in 1997 to provide quality out of classroom experiences for students nationwide.

The group has now grown to 17 members; including 13 Rotorua based tourism businesses encompassing cultural, geothermal, natural environment, and adventure elements. We now have 3 accommodation providers and Pavlovich Coachlines our transport operator.

All our members are Qualmark rated and members of the Rotorua Sustainable Tourism Charter.

Members have a curriculum-based educational component to their product or, in case of support services such as accommodation or transportation, have an added value component to their core service which is specifically developed for education groups.

For more information on the Rotorua Education Network and how they can help you plan your next classroom visit to Rotorua please click below.

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Geography Level 1

Achievement Standard 91009

Students will be able to complete the assessment task on the sustainable use of the Rotorua environment by tourism. A worksheet which allows the student to collect information and then complete the assessment task to gain four credits during the visit. A detailed assessment schedule is also provided for teachers.

Achievement Standard 91011

Investigate what are the most important attractions and activities for tourists in Rotorua.

Geography Level 2

Achievement Standard 91241

This assessment task allows students to collect information on the urban pattern of Tourism during a visit to tourist attractions and activities in Rotorua.

Geography Level 3

Achievement Standard 91427

Students will be able to collect information on how the cultural process of tourism development has shaped the Rotorua environment while on a visit to Rotorua. Teachers need to provide their own worksheets and activities for some providers. We supply you with a satellite image of the Rotorua Central Business District, a map of the Rotorua urban are to show tourist attractions & a map of the Rotorua CBD. Talk provided on request.


Unit Standard 24728

Demonstrate knowledge of work roles in Tourism. Talk and worksheet supplied on request.

Unit Standard 24730

Demonstrate knowledge of the business of tourism. Talk and worksheet supplied on request.