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 are still settling in, but you will be able to come and meet them very soon! Check out the full story

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!

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New Bird Show.

Get ready to be amazed and entertained at our new and dynamic free-flight Bird Show. Each day at 11.30am you can see our exotic birds in action, and it's free with your Day Pass!

They’ll be showing off their new tricks and skills including skateboard riding, rubbish collecting, balancing on volleyballs and much more! During the show you will meet our colourful birds, learn some fascinating facts and get to see their engaging antics! You may even be lucky enough to give our bird trainer a helping hand during the show!

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*Bird Show is weather dependent. 

Science in our Forests.

Discover weird, wonderful and practical science at Rainbow Springs this summer at the Science in our Forests exhibition.

Find out about the world class science happening in our forests and see what the future might look like. See live insects up close, learn more about how we can protect our forests, have a go at flying a miniature drone and get a glimpse into the future of a wood-powered world. 

The exhibition is presented by Scion, Crown research institute. 

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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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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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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)!

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! It's FREE with your Day Pass!

Discover our fun Playscapes!

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

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.