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Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

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Address: Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
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+64 7-350 0110
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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If you love the outdoors this area is for you! Escape into the beautiful...

If you love the outdoors this area is for you! Escape into the beautiful Whakarewarewa Forest, one of Rotorua’s most spectacular natural assets. Famous for its magnificent stands of towering Californian Coastal Redwoods it is just five minutes drive from the city centre. Here you can experience some of the finest walking and mountain bike trails in the world. Not to mention taking in superb panoramic views of Rotorua City, Lake and surrounding district. Entry to the forest, tracks and Gift Shop & Visitor Centre is FREE. There is lots of parking and toilet facilities available. Gates open at 5.30am and close late. Maps and information is available at the Redwoods I-Site and Visitor Centre. Don't forget to also check out the Redwoods Treewalk. This is available at the Redwoods and provides an alternative way to experience the Redwoods both during the day and at night. It is a paid attraction see their listing for more details.

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Recommended by a friend who had visited recently, I went with enough time to do the treetops walk (not quite the tops, but a good 6 metres or so off the ground) in daylight and... read more

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Recommended by a friend who had visited recently, I went with enough time to do the treetops walk (not quite the tops, but a good 6 metres or so off the ground) in daylight and then repeated after dark, with wonderfully imaginative lighting. (Note, you can get a reduced ticket price for combining the 2.) In between, I went for... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Great place to walk, but the price is quite steep for what you get. But the walks are free and they are good walks too.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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The Redwoods are incredible. Nice to visit, for walks and taking the dog for a walk. Also the Treetop walk is amazing - a bit pricey, but it is amazing, especially at night time!

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Battle, United Kingdom
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This is a fantastically beautiful place with several walks for all levels of fitness delighting amongst these wonders of nature. We would love to go back again.

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Free again my favourite kind of holiday attraction. This was really special to see, natures beauty. You won't believe your eyes when you see this place.

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Palm Beach Gold Coast
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The Redwoods in the Whakarewarewa Forest are amazing. The half hour walk was so peaceful and relaxing. A great (free) activity to do while you're in Rotorua - would definitely recommend.

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Close to town. Half hour walk, 5 mins by car. MTB and walking trails. Beginner to more strenuous. Views if you climb. Tree canopy walk.

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Whakarewarewa Forest is awesome. Great mountain bike trails. Awesome views. Friendly people all around. There are services by the carpark, such as a bike mechanic and a cafe. The shuttle service is a bonus.

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Great place for a walk, tracks were well sign posted and wide. However we must have walked really slowly, as a walk stated as taking half an hour took us about an hour. Mind you, there are so many huge trees to admire, unless you are out for a run or a bike ride (as lots of people were), it's... More 

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Beautiful walk at dusk with great information along the way. The light show is beautiful and the experience is great for kids.

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