When to visit:
january - december
Be sure to allow at least one to two hours for your visit. | You can take a break from wildlife park at the Snack Cafe at Paradise Valley Springs.
Paradise Valley Springs is set in a very natural and well-maintained New Zealand bush environment. The Ngongotaha Stream winds throughout this park which is home to many wild trout. All of the wildlife on display is found either wild (both native and introduced) or farmed around New Zealand - with the exception of African lion pride.
Visitors can have hands on or close contact with many of the animals here. The afternoon feeding show at 2.30pm is a great time to see the lions active and to learn a bit more about the pride and African Lions in general. You can also take elevated treetops walk in a tranquil and secluded area of the park, putting you up near the canopy of the trees.
ELEVATED TREETOPS WALKWAY
The Treetop Walkway is located on the edge of the Mamaku Ranges, featuring 20 feet off the ground solid wooden boardwalk. Surrounded by hundreds of years old Tawa Trees, tangled vines and many native plants, Treetop Walkway takes you to the Ngongotaha Stream. On the way you can get the information about the native plants through the signage explaining their use by the Maori Tribe.
Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park have been breeding Lions for over 30 years and all their lions are born in this park. Paradise Valley allows you to get close to the Lions and feed them at 2:30 PM daily in complete safety. Lion park is situated in a separate area from the main park - about a two minute walk from reception. There is no extra charge to visit our Lion park.
FRESHWATER SPRING: TE WAIREKA SPRING
Te Waireka is Paradise Valley’s own freshwater spring, flowing from deep underground at the rate of 60 litres every second. Visitors can drink straight from the bubbling spring. It is said that local Maori tribes used to bring their battle wounded warriors to Te Waireka Spring to drink as they believed these waters had healing qualities.
ANIMALS IN PARADISE VALLEY WILDLIFE PARK
Paradise Valley is home to diverse set of Mammals including Alpaca, Deer, Goat, Horse, Llama, Pig, Possum, Rabbit, Sheep, Tahr, Wallaby. The variety of birds include Chicken, Duck, Emu, Kakariki, Kea, Kereru, Pukeko, Tui, Turkey. In Paradise Valley you can also view different species of trout in their pools and stream and see huge native long-finned eels.
Admission to Paradise Valley Springs includes seeing all of our Bird, Trout and Wildlife park, Treetops Walk plus our Lion pride.
Pricing (Vaild for the whole day . You can come and go throughout the day)
CHILD: $15.00 (5-15 years inclusive)
PRE-SCHOOL: Free (4 years and under)
FAMILY PASS: $82.50 (2 adults & 2 children aged 5-15 years)
ADDITIONAL CHILDREN WITH FAMILY PASS: $7.50 each
Lion Feeding is every day at 2.30pm
Kea and Possum Feeding is every day at 3.00pm
Frequently asked Question about Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park
Is advance booking mandatory for Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park ?
Advance booking is not mandatory, but you can get discounts if you book online in advance. For example, Adult ticket worth $30 can be bought at $27 online.
Can cubs be seen in the Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park ?
You can meet the cubs when they are few months old. This depends on if any Lioness has given birth to a cub. During feeding time the handler bring the cubs to the public, you can pat and feed them through a mesh fence. It is better you call at +6473489667 and confirm their presence before visiting the Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park.
What are the Lion feeding time ?
Every day at 2.30pm. Lions sleep 20 hours/day, so feeding time is the best to see them in action.
Are there any discounts on Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park tickets ?
Yes, you need to book the tickets online to get discounts.
How to get to Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park ?
One end joins onto Clayton Road and Pukehangi Road, the other end joins state highway 5 from Auckland/Hamilton. Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park promotes http://grumpys.co.nz/ for the transportation.
What is the best month to see the animals at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park ?
Animals are able to be seen during all types of weather.
Is there any food availability inside the premises of Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park ?
You can get food at The Snack Cafe at Paradise Valley Springs. Here you can get sandwiches, pies, muffins and ice-creams, along with coffee and cold drinks.
Is Paradise Valley Springs wheelchair/pram friendly?
Except elevated treetops walkway, all other areas are suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
What should be brought along to Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park ?
Sunscreen, Umbrellas, Wet Weather gears etc. Although Umbrellas are available to hire in Paradise Valley Springs.
How long should be spent in Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park ?
Spend at least 2 hours here. Do reach the place before Lion feeding time at 2:30 PM.