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New Lazer Maze Opens at Rotorua's Rainbow Springs

New Lazer Maze Opens at Rotorua's Rainbow Springs

13 December 2013

Navigate your way through Rainbow Springs new lazer maze challenge and help Kahu the kiwi out of his burrow to find some food.

The maze opens next Thursday at Rainbow Springs, Rotorua's iconic tourist attraction, and is an interactive timed event, where the less time it takes to navigate through the maze the better. There are four skill levels.

Michelle Caldwell, Rainbow Springs Sales & Marketing Manager says, "Enter the maze and as you cross the starting point it pops to life, with the room ahead of you filled with brilliant green lasers radiating from the walls. The objective is to navigate the maze without breaking a laser beam, if you do time is added to your score."

Designed by American company Funovation, Rainbow Springs' maze is called 'Kāhu's Rescue' and is themed around kiwi, in keeping with the park's conservation theme and being the largest hatchery for North Island brown kiwi.

Kāhu the kiwi’s mate has left the burrow and activated the security alarm on her way out, but Kāhu is inside sitting on his egg and needs to get away to forage for some dinner. Maze navigators need to help Kāhu by manoeuvring their way through the lasers and swiping the scanners to turn them off. Entry is just $2 per person.

Housed in a big shipping container the maze is the newest park attraction since the Big Splash opened a couple of years ago, and is bound to become a favourite with park visitors.

There's also plenty more to see and do for the whole family at Rainbow Springs - take a peek at the cute kiwi chicks, ride the Big Splash, watch the free flight bird show, spot the tuatara and much more.

Rainbow Springs is an icon of NZ tourism, and has been open since 1932. Spread over 22 acres of Rotorua Parkland, Rainbow Springs is a conservation and breeding haven for endangered species like the Kiwi and tuatara. Features of the award winning tourist attraction include New Zealand’s only “open to view” Kiwi hatchery, and a range of wildlife including trout, tuatara and native birds.


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