Theme Park Information
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Rainbow’s End is here in the info pages. Plan out your day with our park map, join our Kidz Club or find out about the history of Rainbow’s End.
Theme Park Information
Open Hours: Open 10am-5pm weekends and 10am-4pm weekdays. Rainbow's End does not open on Christmas Day. We also host night events on selected dates, see What's On for the latest information.
Contact: For information contact our reception on 09 262 2030 or freephone outside of Auckland 0800 438 672. See our contact details.
Address: We are located at 2 Clist Crescent, Manukau, Auckland. See a map of our location.
Conditions and Guidelines
If you have any special requests for your visit here at Rainbow's End you will need to let us know prior to the day to make arrangements.
Safety: For your safety please follow all written signage and verbal instructions. Safety harnesses must be able to close, fasten and lock, in order for guests to safely participate. Height and weight restrictions apply to rides.
Supervision: Children must be actively supervised by a parent or caregiver at all times, including in Kidz Kingdom.
Medical Conditions: Rides located within Rainbow’s End Theme Park may not be suitable to be ridden by persons with any form of health or medical condition that could be made worse by the motions or risks associated with each ride, such as: high blood pressure; heart conditions; head, neck and/or back injuries; epilepsy; pregnancy. The accelerations and motions associated with the ride may endanger the health or cause discomfort or a worsening of conditioning for people with medical conditions, such as motion sickness.
In the best interest of guest safety, guests with medical aids to heal fractured or displaced bones or joints such as braces, splints or plaster casts shall be excluded from participation on the Fearfall, Power Surge and Stratosfear rides.
Mobility: For guests with restricted mobility please see our Guest Services team who will be happy to organise assistance when required to access rides. If you require any additional information prior to your visit please contact us on 09 262 2030.
Pregnancy: For safety reasons Rainbow's End does not allow pregnant women on rides.
Loose items: Loose items are not permitted on rides. Rainbow’s End accepts no responsibility for guest property, including property placed in non-secure storage containment areas at individual rides. The use of go-pro cameras on rides is not permitted by members of the public.
Lockers: Secure lockers are available for your valuable belongings. It is recommended that you do not leave any valuable items in your vehicle.
Footwear: Enclosed footwear is recommended for all rides. In wet conditions closed non-slip footwear is recommended at all times in the park.
Ride Availability: All rides may not be available on the day you visit due to maintenance or developments in the park. Please check the home page for updated information on rides or see our upcoming information. Weather conditions may cause some rides to temporarily close and due to unforeseen circumstances, some attractions may occasionally be unavailable.
Strollers: These are available for hire while you are visiting the park from Guest Services or our Kidz Kingdom area.
Food: With the exception of food items for guests with specific dietary restrictions, branded foods or beverage items are not permitted within Rainbow’s End Theme Park. Rainbow’s End features a variety of great dining options including a number of different food outlets within the park.
Items: For the enjoyment of all guests the following are not permitted in the park: skateboards, roller blades, boom boxes, radio devices, gang colours, cooking devices, pets (excluding guide dogs), or any other item that management deems inappropriate.
Drugs and alcohol: Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in the park. Anyone found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol (intoxicated) may not participate on rides and may be evicted from the park.
Smoking: Rainbow’s End in a non-smoking venue. A designated smoking area is provided. Please refer to the park map for location.
Refusal of Entry: Rainbow's End is a family destination and while we encourage our guests to enjoy themselves, behaviour deemed unacceptable by management may be grounds to revoke admission. Queue jumping or spitting are unacceptable and may result in perpetrators being evicted from the Park.
Rainbow’s End reserves the right to refuse entry.
If the park reaches capacity for any event or on a normal day of operating, we reserve the right to close the park to further guests. Whilst this is very inconvenient it is necessary for guest experience and health and safety. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
For further clarification of any of these guidelines please speak to one of our team members. Have a great day at Rainbow's End - where there's fun on demand!
Rainbow’s End first opened in December 1982. The amount of attractions has grown over the years. Initially the park opened with Bumper Boats, Mini Golf, Can Am Cars, Mirage Cars and video games. In 1983, Cinema 180, the Pirate Ship, the Maze and the Indoor Games Area were introduced.
The popular Log Flume was introduced in 1984 along with the Indoor Dodgems and Garden House Cafe. Then in 1985 the Kiddies Cars, Space Shuttle Zim Zam Zoo Children’s Playground and Staff Amenities were added.
The Coca-Cola Corkscrew Roller Coaster was introduced in 1986 and was an absolute crowd puller during this year. Rainbow’s End added the Motion Master in 1992 and the following year the Family Karts were brought in and utilised the Mirage Cars racetrack.
In December 1995 another major ride was added. This was the Gold Rush, a themed ride in which 4 people sit in a mine cart which then takes them on a thrilling journey through an authentic abandoned gold mine. This ride was designed and built by our own people. A tremendous effort and a fantastic achievement.
In 1996 our Car Wash Convoy was purchased. This replaced the Caterpillar and is an attraction for the younger visitors to our Park. In December 1997 our new family play area was built on the site of the old maze. This area includes our two new rides, the Dragon Flight and Carousel. The area is themed inside a Castle and it proves to be popular for the under 8 year olds. Three more attractions followed in 1997 introducing Castle Land, the Carousel and the Dragon’s Flight. These rides catered for the Under 5 children and were very popular with the under 5 year olds.
Construction commenced in June 2001 on a $2.5 million “free fall” tower. At 54 metres in height this added another major “white knuckle” attraction. Supplied by a Swiss company the tower was assembled by a team of our own engineers, on time for opening weekend 26th October 2001. The tower has capacity for three further tracks to be installed at some time in the future.
The Power Surge and Jumpin’ Star attractions arrived in the country from Italy on Monday 13th December 2004. The foundation work had already been completed by our maintenance and engineering personnel prior to their arrival. Both rides took approximately one week to construct & commission once they arrived and were ready for the opening day on Saturday 18th December 2004.
Since then we have added the adrenaline pumping INVADER which opened in December 2009; it has been a huge success proving popular with all ages. Coming from Italy, it arrived in six 40 ft containers and traveled from the Ports of Auckland in convoy to Rainbow's End!
Development in the park has been ongoing with three new eateries introduced and a brand new stage built in December 2010.
The first stage of Kidz Kingdom opened on Boxing Day 2012 with three brand new rides, the Choco Express, Magic Bikes and Surf n Swing. The first stage consisted of an outdoor covered area with a giant rainbow roof so children are able to play in all weather, protected from the sun and rain. In total there are seven rides for children in this area the Choco Express, Magic Bikes, Surf n Swing, Carousel, Jumpin’ Star, Space Shuttles and Carwash Convoy. This area also featured three brand new birthday rooms which together are able to cater to birthday groups with up to 50 children.
The second stage of Kidz Kingdom opened with a celebration on 27th April 2013. The new indoor area completed Kidz Kingdom and includes the Fortress of Fun, Enzo’s Country Raceway, Comfyland, interactive games and the Dixie Chicken Review. Four new birthday rooms also opened in the indoor section of Kidz Kingdom, bringing the total number of birthday rooms in Rainbow’s End to seven. Small Talk Cafe provides a place in the indoor area for parents to relax while watching their children.
In August 2013 Centre Stage underwent a transformation with an all new look. Rainbow’s End also welcomed Andre Vegas who performs magic and illusion shows on Centre Stage in weekends, school and public holidays.
Stratosfear, the scariest ride yet, launched on 16th April 2014. At the time of opening it was the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and one of only four in the world. Stratosfear proved extremely popular and a special night rides were held in the school holidays for those brave enough to try the new ride at night.
September 2014 brought some exciting new changes for Rainbow’s End. The park logo changed and a new website was introduced.
In 2015 a new, state of the art entrance way was unveiled with 8 lanes for entry and a new gift shop. The new entrance has been very popular and allows a much smoother entry into the park.
AA Driver's Town opened in April 2017, this amazing new attraction offers an authentic and fun driving experience for children up to 12 years old. Kids are be able to get behind the wheel in miniature Suzuki Swift vehicles and drive through a colourful town complete with two way roads, traffic lights, roundabouts, pedestrian crossing and even traffic lights! The vehicles also have space for parents to help out and join in with their children as they try out driving for the first time. AA Driver’s Town has a large 1,200sq m driving area and the whole attraction is completely covered, meaning that it’s a great place to visit rain or shine.
There are many exciting plans being developed for the future - so watch this space!