Rotorua Visitor Guide - - News -

It’s been around for a long time but Rain­bow Springs, one of Ro­torua’s best known at­trac­tions, is al­ways adding to the fam­ily fun on of­fer. Sit­u­ated on Fairy Springs Rd in a beau­ti­ful park-like set­ting, just min­utes from the cen­tral city, it’s a great place for fam­i­lies and if you want to en­joy all that’s on of­fer, set aside a whole day. Kids will love the Big Splash, a nine­minute ride through time which ends in a spec­tac­u­lar wa­ter plunge and the cost of which is in­cluded in your en­try fee. You can ride it as many times as you like. The ride isn’t just for fun, it ex­plores New Zealand’s eco­log­i­cal evo­lu­tion, fea­tur­ing state of the art tech­nol­ogy that brings to life a va­ri­ety of crea­tures. There’s also plenty of real wildlife to check out in this pic­turesque park, both native and im­ported, in­clud­ing huge trout, native lizards, Jenny the cheeky kea and her friends in the daily bird show and the Kiwi En­counter. Rain­bow Springs is also home to Kiwi En­counter , a be­hind-the-scenes tour Here you’ll gain a fas­ci­nat­ing in­sight into what’s in­volved in pro­tect­ing these pre­cious birds and sav­ing them from ex­tinc­tion. You’ll get a won­der­ful tour of a work­ing kiwi nurs­ery and hatch­ery and see the stages a chick goes through be­fore be­ing re­leased in the wild – from

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