Paradise Valley Springs, Rotorua

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Paradise Valley Rd, Rotorua 07 - 348 9667

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    Paradise Valley

    by irish147 Written Jan 23, 2005
    African Lion

    Paradise Valley, we went along the Thermal Explorer Highway from Auckland. Had a good look around Paradise Valley, saw the big pig and the trout and the lions. Had some lunch and then patted the lion cubs, both female and only 8 weeks old. Had another look around while waiting for the lion feeding. 5 lionesses and 2 lions. The man roped off an area outside the fence and then explained how lions feed. Then he threw chunks of meat over the fence to the lions. An advantage of hand raising the lions is that they know their names so he calls the name of the lion that is going to be fed before throwing the meat over, but sometimes the lions miss and one of the others grab it.

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    Where's my fishing rod

    by DONBURGESS Written Oct 31, 2004

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    lions in New Zealand

    Ok guys this was a great little farm of sorts, walking around looking at wild trout in the river and no fishing rod in sight, bugger and just around the corner you come across lions, yep real lions and lioness.
    Never thought i'd find lions here but i enjoyed them any way.
    But the trout where the best part of it, if your lucky the lady at the desk will give you a bag of pellets to feed the trout with.

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    PARADISE VALLEY SPRINGS

    by kiwigal_1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The trout pools at Paradise Valley Springs

    Paradise Valley is one of two places to see the Rainbow Trout that the Rotorua and Taupo areas are famous for (amongst other things!). There is also a Lion Pride that has a feeding time at 2.30pm daily. The Valley is a nice place to walk around leisurely looking at the fish and other animals. I recommend buying the little pellets at the reception desk before you head off if you do want to feed the animals.

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    Lion cub and lovely animals

    by Bob_Shan Written Feb 4, 2014
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    Great setup, value for money. Kids are crazy about it. only 15 mins drive from city center, well worth it.

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