Visit the National Kiwi Hatchery at Rainbow Springs Nature Park

The National Kiwi Hatchery is located at Rainbow Springs Nature Park in Rotorua. Rainbow Springs is one of our key sponsors and generously host the Kiwi Hatchery at their beautiful site.

Our Kiwi Hatchery team is very busy in their work saving kiwi so the talented and knowledgeable guides from Rainbow Springs run Kiwi Hatchery tours every day on our behalf. Come join a tour and you'll get to see kiwi eggs being incubated, the hatching process and newly hatched kiwi chicks. Every Kiwi Hatchery tour booked is a 100% donation to our kiwi hatching programme and you'll get to see how we're helping kiwi at the largest and most successful kiwi hatchery in the world.

The National Kiwi Hatchery is a cashless site – EFTPOS/Credit Card facilities are available.


Adult $30.00
Child (5 - 15 years) $15.00
Family* $75.00



 *Family pass consists of 2 adults and one child, or two adults and two children (aged 5 - 15 years). 

Opening Hours: 

8:30am – until 2pm Thursday - Sunday 

8.30am - until 2pm daily during School Holidays and Public Holidays

Tours run every hour on the hour starting from 9am. Our last tour of the day is at 1pm.

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The National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa will re-open from Thursday 9 September 2021 under Delta Alert Level 2, learn more