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Rainbow Springs - Essentials Family Pass

Get up close and personal to New Zealand’s best loved native animals and enjoy a fun day out with the kids at Rainbow Springs!


  • Encounter NZ's iconic Kiwi and other native birds as well as reptiles including lizards and tuatara
  • Take a 'behind the scenes' look at Rainbow Springs kiwi conservation project
  • Feed the trout and observing them from the underwater viewing area
  • See the giant long finned eel that has lived at Rainbow Springs for over 60 years!
  • Get up close to a wide range of non native animals including Cockatiels, Parakeet, Lorikeet, ducks, swans and chickens
  • Check out ‘The Big Splash' - An interactive and highly themed water ride that is Rainbow Springs latest exciting attraction


Get up close and personal to New Zealand’s best-loved native animals and enjoy a fun day out with the kids at Rainbow Springs!

Operating for over 84 years, this fascinating kiwi wildlife park boasts lush native forest and clear natural springs - A nature lovers haven!

This fantastic kiwi wildlife park has continued to evolve while preserving a very unique slice of New Zealand's heritage. Spanning over 22 acres with a crystal clear natural spring and lush native forest Rainbow Springs is a paradise for wildlife and visitors alike.

Whats Included:

  • Guided Park Tour: Take a 40 minute guided tour around the nature park to discover fascinating wildlife and fauna.

  • Taonga Experience: Get an insight into the history of treasure artifacts and how Maori conserved their natural world. There is a 2.30pm show daily and an additional 11.30am show during the school holidays.

  • Big Splash, Big Fun: Take a nine-minute journey of discovery on the Big Splash water ride, ending in a thrilling big drop at the end. Unlimited rides are available with the Essentials Pass!

  • Kiwi Burrow & Nocturnal House: An interactive kiwi experience which is sure to impress! You can sit in a giant kiwi egg, stand in a human-sized kiwi burrow and see real kiwi in action!

  • Interactive Playscapes & Water Play Installations: A great hands-on way to learn about native species or even see what it's like from a Tuatara or hatching kiwis perspective. A perfect place for the little ones!

  • National Kiwi Hatchery Tour: Learn all about the NZ iconic bird and see genuine kiwi conservation at the world's leading hatching centre.


    There is always something new going on at Rainbow Springs - A real 'must do' kiwi attraction with something for everyone.


  • Family Pass $149.00 (2 adults + up to 2 children)

    What's included

    • Park Entry & Guided Tour
    • Taonga Experience
    • Kiwi Burrow & Nocturnal House
    • Unlimited Big Splash rides
    • The National Kiwi Hatchery Tour


    • Fairy Springs Road, next to the Skyline Gondola Terminal, Rotorua.

    Child Friendly

    • This experience welcomes families with children.


    • *** PLEASE NOTE*** Bookme tickets cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers or discounts.

      Bookme discounted tickets do not include Kiwi Encounter tours, free or otherwise, but can be purchase on the day of visit. To ride the Big Splash, children must be aged five (5) or over AND be taller than 106cm. Children aged five and over, who are between 106cm and 135cm must be accompanied by an adult. The adult needs to be seated next to the child and provide supervision during the full ride.

      Open Hours: Open from 8:30am, closing at 5.30pm. Please note The Big Splash closes at 5pm.

    • Child Age: 5 - 15 years. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult to enter the park. ***Family Pass is made up of 2 Adults & 2 Children*** Under 5 years of age free of charge with a full fare paying adult.

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    Tracy from New Zealand wrote on 03 August 2018

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    Rainbow springs

    Great fun. Very interesting and interesting. Kids had awesome time. Especially on the Big Splash

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    Raychel Smith from New Zealand wrote on 09 May 2018

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    Awesome, informative friendly front-of-house staff and around the park. A brilliant day off had by my young family. Something for everyone. Great fun on the boat ride!

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    Julie Williams from New Zealand wrote on 22 February 2018

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    Great Place to visit

    We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Rainbow Springs. Friendly staff and we were really impressed with how well maintained the property was. Definitely plan to go back again.

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    David from New Zealand wrote on 19 December 2019

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    A great day out with the family and kids

    I felt the day went really well despite the bipolar weather throughout the day. The behind the scenes hatchery was quite special, especially seeing a 2 day old kiwi in an incubator. However the tour was cut short as no scientist were in the laboratory at the time, which was disappointing. The park tour was also good, but felt the guides could mumble or not be very clear about some of the facts at times.

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    Mate from New Zealand wrote on 22 January 2018

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    Amazing - absolutely loved this venture with my family. Great for all ages

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