Admission to Rainbow Springs Park with Kiwi Encounter

2.5 Hours
Group Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $37 Per Adult

Admission to Rainbow Springs Park with Kiwi Encounter

2.5 Hours
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Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $37 Per Adult

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      Admission to Rainbow Springs Park with Kiwi Encounter

      Tauranga, New Zealand
      From (USD) $37 Per Adult
      • Kiwi Encounter: Follow one of our conservation experts through the park's kiwi hatching facility and see how the breeding process works, from egg collection to release into the wild. A portion of your admission helps fund the facility.
      • Bird Show: Watch a team of colorful, exotic parrots play and show off their skills. The antics of these feathered entertainers will surprise and delight the whole family.
      • Big Splash: Board an eight-passenger boat and take a nine-minute journey through the park while you learn about New Zealand's unique ecosystem. At the end of the ride the boat accelerates and takes a thrilling plunge.

      About This Tauranga Tour

      The story of the kiwi is the story of New Zealand, and conservation of the national bird protects an integral part of the national identity – so much so that the name of the bird is now synonymous with "New Zealander."

      This behind-the-scenes look at a working kiwi hatchery offers fascinating insights into a complex process involving many people, beginning with eggs collected from around New Zealand, through incubation and hatching. You'll also see what it takes to raise the chicks and get them ready to venture into the wild on their own – something Rainbow Springs has been doing since 1975.

      Two of the five kiwi species are endangered, one critically; the other three are vulnerable. Being small, flightless birds, kiwis are threatened by dogs, cats, ferrets, and other animals that didn't exist in New Zealand until European settlement began, two centuries ago. The kiwi's powerful legs can propel it to speeds of 20 miles per hour, but that's not always enough to escape predators.

      Of course, the biggest blow to the kiwi populations came from the encroachment of rapidly swelling cities, as deforestation reduced their nesting area and food supply.

      The work being done at Rainbow Springs is critical to the future of kiwi species. Before the egg collecting began, about five percent of chicks hatched in the wild survived. Those hatched through dedicated breeding programs have a 65 percent chance. To date, Rainbow Springs has hatched and returned to the wild more than 1,500 kiwis, helping to ensure that these beloved creatures remain a living part of the national identity.

      Bird brains

      The bird show at Rainbow Springs isn't just about seeing exotic birds flying around. It's a delightful display of their amazing learning ability. The show demonstrates the birds' skills at tricks, games, and just plain clowning around. But even as you're laughing, you'll realize that their antics are evidence of remarkable intelligence.

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Bring money Bring money
      Wear sunscreen Wear sunscreen
      Bring water Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Cancellation policy

      Non-refundable if canceled within 24 hours of requested services.

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