Kiwi Encounter is unlike any other ‘attraction’ you may have visited.

Based in Rotorua at Rainbow Springs, Kiwi Encounter is the only purpose-built kiwi conservation centre open to the public in the world!

This is your opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes glimpse at kiwi conservation in action.

What you will see here is our efforts to stop the extinction of a species that is our country’s national icon and it all happens before your eyes.

Four different areas within the building are linked together to form a superb tourism attraction based completely on kiwi conservation.

The proceeds from your entrance ticket go directly towards continuing this conservation work and enable us to continue growing the numbers of kiwi eggs we are able to hatch and raise each year on-site at Kiwi Encounter.

Get up close to kiwi in our open nocturnal house – you are able to watch kiwi as they forage for food in an enclosure that is as similar to their natural environment as possible.

Guided tours operate every hour between 10am and 4pm and bookings are recommended as tours fill up fast!