Rainbow Springs is truly an attraction like no other in the world. Set in 22 acres of beautiful native trees and streams we are home to a huge variety of New Zealand’s most precious inhabitants. The entire experience is built around New Zealand’s largest and most successful kiwi conservation centre.
Since 1995 we have released over 1,000 kiwis into the wild. Added to this intimate view of one of the world’s living treasures, you will also be able to experience the adrenalin rush of The Big Splash (additional charges apply), explore our many free flight aviaries, feed the birds their breakfast, come face to face with pre-history in the eyes of our many tuatara, talk to Jenny the hand-reared kea, feed the largest wild trout you will ever see, experience the wonder of our bird show (additional charges apply) featuring some of the funniest feathered performers you will ever see.
Not only that, because your ticket is valid for repeat entry for the day of the purchase you can come back at night to listen to the bird calls and to watch the kiwi come out to play. With no glass in our outdoor kiwi enclosure, and only a knee high fence separating you from these curious native birds, you can get closer to kiwi than you ever thought possible.
Rainbow Springs is open every day from 8.00am until late. On Christmas Day the park closes at 5.00pm
During Winter, the Park closes at 10.00pm.
During Summer (daylight saving hours), the Park closes at 10.30pm.
Kiwi Encounter Behind the Scenes tours (additional fee applies) operate daily on the hour between 10.00am and 4.00pm. You can see kiwi in the open air night aviary from 7.00pm in the winter and 8.30pm in the summer.
The Big Splash (additional fee applies) operates every day between the hours of 9.00am until 5.00pm.