Paradise Valley Springs

Schools and Children's groups


Paradise Valley Springs provides a great hands on experience with friendly animals for children of any age, all in a safe and clean environment.

When can we visit?
We are open from 8am with last entry into the park at 5pm.  The Lion pride can be viewed at any time of the day.

The park is available any day of the year for you to visit.

Are there limits on group sizes?
There are no restrictions on group numbers, and the park is large enough to hold many people at one time.

We require (at the minimum) one adult for every seven children.  A much higher ratio of adults to children is strongly recommended when accompanying young children, as per your policy.

How long does it take?
Most groups allow approximately one and a half hours to visit the park.

What happens on arrival?
Payment is due on arrival by cash, eftpos or company cheque.  Please make cheques out to 'Paradise Valley Springs'.

One of our staff members will go over safety points and park directions on arrival of all children's groups.

Can we feed the animals?
Bags of Animal food or Trout and Duck food are available for purchase from our reception for $2.00 per bag.  Please do not bring your own food or bread to feed our animals as they are on a special diet.

What should we bring?
The park is set outdoors, but there are shelters along the way.  Bring hats and sunscreen, or raincoats if it is raining.  The pathways are well maintained so gumboots are not needed during winter, but flat footwear is recommended.

Cameras and videocameras are allowed.

Are there picnic areas?
We have large grassed areas adjacent to our carpark which are ideal for picnics.  Plus there are grassed areas inside our park next to the Lion enclosure and also next to our Kea aviary.

We sell hot and cold drinks, icecreams, pies and snack foods at reception.

All pathways are flat cobblestones or boardwalks which makes for easy walking.  The park is pushchair and wheelchair friendly.  The only area with steps is our Elevated Treetops walkway and this is optional.

First Aid?
First Aid can be found at our main reception.  Staff have knowledge of First Aid and most hold current certificates.  All staff are trained in emergency, evacuation and health and safety procedures.

Where are you located?
We are only 10 minutes from Rotorua city.  Click here to see our map.

Plenty of parking is available for buses and cars.

How do I find out prices and more information?
Schools and other organisations, please contact us for special group prices, or if you require further information.  Please state your company, approximate visit date, approximate number in the group and ages of the children.

Paradise Valley Springs