Enjoy a tropical journey through this exotic aviary of lorikeets, with the chance to get up close with these birds whilst feeding them a pot of golden nectar*.

Open daily from 10.30am, please check closing times on the day of your visit.

Please note the following points before visiting the Australian Rainbows exhibit at Colchester Zoo:

We are pleased to provide this interactive exhibit for visitors. In order for it to be enjoyed safely there a few do’s and don’ts that must be considered.


  • Take pictures
  • Put your arm out and let the birds rest on you
  • Recycle your nectar pot in the bins supplied


  • Consume the nectar – this contains the allergen MILK
  • Take food or drink into the exhibit
  • Take pushchairs into the exhibit
  • Touch or grab the birds.

*A small charge applies if you wish to feed the birds.

Feeding times may vary as the lorikeets are given a quota of nectar each day therefore we cannot guarantee times of when they will be feeding.

The birds in this enclosure are FREE-FLYING – Please be vigilant when visiting with young children as these birds can scratch or peck.

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