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Whio Encounter


Fri 30 Mar 2018, 10:30am–11:00am
Sat 31 Mar 2018, 10:30am–11:00am
Sun 1 Apr 2018, 10:30am–11:00am
Mon 2 Apr 2018, 10:30am–11:00am

Where: Rainbow Springs Nature Park, 192 Fairy Springs Rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Family (2 adults and up to 3 kids aged 5-15 years): $109.00
  • Infants (0-4 years): $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Rainbow Springs

In celebration of Whio Awareness month, we have a very special Whio Encounter running March 30th to April 2nd!

During this 30-minute encounter you’ll learn all about Whio, their unique characteristics and what can be done to secure the future of this endangered bird. You’ll also get to meet Beau, a German Short-haired Pointer, who is trained to find whio in the wild. Beau will be showing off his amazing conservation skills as he sniffs out whio feathers hidden in the crowd!

This fun and interactive encounter will run each day at 10.30am! Meet our wildlife keepers, whio expert Andy Glaser and Beau outside the Rainbow Arena.

Whio are endemic to New Zealand, and one of only four ducks species in the world that lives in fast flowing water. Their presence is a great indicator of healthy river eco-systems. Unfortunately the loss of habitat through changing land and water use has been a major threat to Whio over the years.

*Freshwater Fish Encounter is free with a Rainbow Springs Day Pass.
*Whio Encounter runs 30th March-2nd April 2018 only.

These school holidays, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome are teaming up to offer you an awesome family deal which is just too good to miss.

Grab a Family Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and tickets to the Agrodome Farm Show for only $109! You'll save $70!

Buy online and use promo code DOUBLEFUN.
You can enjoy both activities in one day, or spread the fun over a couple of days.

Book now, valid for use.

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