Theme Park Information
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Rainbow’s End is here in the info pages.
Theme Park Information
- Monday - Friday (excluding public holidays & school holidays) open 10am-4pm
- Saturday, Sunday, school holidays and public holidays open 10am-5pm
Summer holidays dates are 16 December 2019 - 10 February 2020
Opening hours are subject to change without notice. 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.
Rainbow's End is a New Zealand owned business.
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.
Restricted Items: None of the following items are to be brought into the park:
- Any kind of weapon
- Glass containers of any kind
Additional items may be prohibited during special events such as Night Rides.
Bag Checks: We perform bag checks at our entrances. No persons will be permitted entry to the park if they have any of the restricted items listed above. We apologise for any inconvenience the bag checks cause, but hope you understand and will work with us to keep our park a safe and secure place for all.
Supervision: Children must be actively supervised by a parent or caregiver at all times, including in Kidz Kingdom.
Medical Conditions: See medical and accessibility information
Mobility: See medical and accessibility information
Pregnancy: For safety reasons Rainbow's End does not allow pregnant guests 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 public are not permitted to use go-pro or other cameras on rides, this includes phones and phone cameras.
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, adverse weather or developments in the park. Please check the home page for updated information on rides or see our upcoming information. Park may be closed in adverse weather conditions, please check the website before your visit.
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, takeaways or commercially prepared foods 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 & vaping: 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!
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- Your name
- Contact information
- Computer or network
- Interactions with us
- Billing or purchase information
We collect your personal information in order to:
- Make bookings for you
- Contact you
- For Rainbow’s End marketing purposes
You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
In July 2019 Rainbow Playlab opened, a new state -of -the-art entertainment center. Guests can experience the best and latest in entertainment technology with Virtual Reality, Virtual Sword Fighting, E-Sports, Escape Rooms, and more! Find out more at www.rainbowplaylab.co.nz
There are many exciting plans being developed for the future - so watch this space!