Paradise Valley Springs

Lonely Planet review

In Paradise Valley at the foot of Mt Ngongotaha, 8km from Rotorua, is Paradise Valley Springs, a 6-hectare park with trout springs, big slippery eels and various land-dwelling animals such as deer, alpacas, possums and a pride of lions (fed at 2.30pm; see the two new cubs before they grow up). There’s also a coffee shop and an elevated treetop walkway.