Kiwi Encounter Behind the Scenes Tour.

Take a guided tour of the most successful Kiwi hatchery in the world!

As New Zealand’s iconic native bird, the kiwi is an important aspect of our country and culture.

This tour offers a unique chance to experience a working kiwi nursery and hatchery. You'll see exactly how we're helping kiwi and each of the stages a kiwi chick goes through before being released in to the wild - incubation, hatching and raising.

Every Kiwi Encounter Behind the Scenes Tour booked is a 100% donation to our kiwi conservation program, which helps ensure our ability to research, house and feed these precious birds so that we can continue to play a vital role in their survival.

This Kiwi Encounter Behind the Scenes Tour is only available in conjunction with a Rainbow Springs Day Pass.

Tour price: $10
Tour times: 10am-4pm on the hour
Languages: English
Duration: 30 minutes

Day Pass

From 8.30am each day

Adult $40
Senior $36
Child (Age 3-15) $20
Family (2 Adults, up to 3 Children) $99
Extra Child $8
Infant (Age 0-2) Free

For $10 per person, experience a guided tour of our onsite kiwi hatchery. All proceeds are donated to our kiwi conservation program.

Book online now

You can also book at the door, or by phone: 0800 724 626

Passes And Prices

Meet Kiwi.

Rainbow Springs will get you closer to kiwi than ever before. During the day, meet kiwi in our nocturnal house or on our Kiwi Encounter tour! At night, see kiwi in our outdoor no glass enclosure (a magical experience not to be missed)!

Learn about kiwi.

The kiwi is truly unique. It is a bird, but it has features more characteristic of a mammal! You can learn all about this interesting creature in our kiwi static display. It's free with your Day Pass.

Did you know?

Kiwi are omnivorous and although worms form a major part of their diet, they will also readily eat woodlice, millipedes, centipedes, slugs, snails, spiders, insects, seeds, berries and plant material.

#124 Hatches this season!

It's been very busy so far this season at Kiwi Encounter with 124 cute chicks hatching! We'll update you weekly on our new hatches!