Wildlife Parks

Native birdlife is abundant in Rotorua, particularly in, on and near our beautiful lakes and forests.
Several eco tours and self-guided walks are available for watching, listening and learning more about our feathered friends, including our endearing kiwi and endangered kārearea (New Zealand falcon).
For animal lovers young and old, a number of parks offer up-close-and-personal encounters with native and non-native creatures from our ancient tuatara to lions and adorable alpaca.

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The National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa

Wildlife Parks, North

The whole family will love the Kiwi Hatchery! It’s the only purpose-built kiwi conservation centre in the world that’s open to the public, and is New Zealand’s only open-to-view kiwi hatchery and rearing facility.

Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

Wildlife Parks, North

Featuring threatened New Zealand falcons, hawks and owls - the Wingspan Bird of Prey Centre is a unique conservation programme of national significance.

Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park

Wildlife Parks, North

A superbly presented New Zealand trout, bird and wildlife park along with a pride of African lions. Set amongst peaceful and well maintained native New Zealand bush.

The Farm Tour

Wildlife Parks, North

The Farm Tour is an hour-long guided tour travelling through a farm environment in covered trailers.


Wildlife Parks, North

aMAZEme is a 1.4km maze constructed from immaculately pruned, head-high escallonia hedge. Lose yourself (or the kids) in the endless spirals.

Diversion Maze Park

Wildlife Parks, East

Relax in the courtyard with a barista coffee or a refreshment from our selection made by New Zealand companies.