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Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
+64 7-350 0110
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Half-Day Self-Guided Mountain Bike Journey through Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest
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Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village Guided Tour with Optional Hangi Meal
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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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“tree walk” (142 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
+64 7-350 0110
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Reviewed yesterday

Stop off toilet break for our tour bus, it was nice to streach the legs. Fantastic place for a walk, has adventure play areas, toilets and a restaurant, well worth the stop but again not long enough with our tight time schedule to keep to.

Thank Leslie D
Reviewed yesterday

Large forest, excellent for long and quiet walks. Always a good temperature. The trees are majestic, spectacular to behold. Gift shop on site.

Thank RoelR
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The weather has been humid and rainy. This is perfect for a rainy afternoon. It wasn’t too humid but was muggy. We did the quick 3.7 k walk. Easy and a good work out. Would be nice for running if you are a runner. We...More

Thank Shelbie T
Reviewed 2 days ago

A pleasant experience easy for people of almost any age, walking high above the ground in the shade of the tall redwoods. A perfect way to spend an hour or so on a particularly hot day. Well designed and maintained, and very safe.

Thank bruceandmiriam
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did this activity during the day. We hear the nighttime tree top is really nice too. We did a short walk of an hours or so. Really pretty forest and not too crowded.

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very enjoyable walk through the Redwood forest. Size of the trees is spectacular. Not sure if necessary to pay for treetops walk. Excellent

Thank rhysperkins
Reviewed 3 days ago

get the double tickets for the canopy during day and night. the hikes/walks and nice too. we were only there a short while so did the day so we did the walk in day, drove to Giovannis to have dinner and went back for the...More

Thank monicacvcv
Reviewed 4 days ago

Breathtaking woods with monumental flora makes a walk very calm and peaceful. I think that every human, standing under a Red Tree becomes such a tiny, small creature. Colour of the cortex is amazing, its texture also, remind me a fiber-made sweet cotton. There are...More

Thank Joanna Dagmara K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Redwoods with tropical ferns! Loved our visit to this park. It was free, easy bus ride from town, and the paths well marked. Great for families, choose your track, and enjoy the beauty!

Thank Rae C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed a long walk using one of the clearly marked routes through the forest. We recommend trying the Tree Walk which has been created over the last few years - their is a charge to do this. You can also do the tree walk...More

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Eric G
13 June 2017|
Response from 715jonnyb | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so.
keshav m
12 January 2017|
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Response from Knuknuk | Reviewed this property |
There are six different treks you can do ranging from an hour to overnight. We did one for two hours and another for three. I don't recommend the yellow trek but the internal treks, the shorter ones, are beautiful. Very... More
13 December 2016|
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Response from Denise M | Reviewed this property |
Recently walked at the Redwoods and enjoyed the new tree top walk which there is as cost $15 if over 65 otherwise $25. Only 8 people allowed at a time. It is a one way direction walk. Children cannot be carried obviously... More