Rainbow Springs & Big Splash
Set amongst the native trees and beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs offers an action-packed, fun-filled, and (whisper it) educational day out for the whole family. Get up close and personal with the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home.
Make sure you take a ride on the Big Splash, and don’t forget to head to the crowd-pleasing free-flight Bird Show. There’s also daily animal encounters which allow you to get closer than ever to the park residents including trout, native reptiles and native birds.
Rainbow Springs is the home of New Zealand’s most successful kiwi hatchery. Kiwi are shy creatures who only come out when it’s dark. However, don’t worry about missing them during your daytime visit as entry to our nocturnal kiwi enclosure is included in your day pass! You can also upgrade to our behind-the-scenes Kiwi Encounter tour to learn more about this iconic bird.
Your day pass includes repeat entry for the day of purchase until closing, unlimited rides on the Big Splash, access to the free-flight Bird Show and daily Encounters, entry to the nocturnal kiwi enclosure and kiwi static display.
- Opening hours are 8.30am to late.
- Last entry to Rainbow Springs in Winter is at 9.00pm and in Summer 10.00pm.
- The Big Splash ride operates from 9am until 5pm.
- After making your booking online, you will receive a confirmation booking voucher which can be handed to the reception desk at the attraction or activity.