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.
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!
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!
*Bird Show is weather dependent.
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.
There's lots more included in your Rainbow Springs Day Pass, take a look!
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