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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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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
+64 7-350 0110
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Reviewed today

A not to be missed experience. There are many tracks to choose from, we took the 30 minute redwood trail - just incredible beauty all around us, easy walking, gravel track would be generally easy for push chairs, we did it in trainers in the...More

Thank visit453
Reviewed yesterday

We had a bit of time while travelling through Rotorua and our son had told us the Redwoods Tree Walk was worth doing. Only a few others doing it (it was late in the day and getting dark). A very pleasant walk through the trees...More

Thank Zimmbot
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had a fun couple of mornings riding my MTB through the redwoods and forest. There is lots of beautiful scenery and well maintained trails to ride. Be careful on the mixed use trails as there are people walking but manners and a heads up...More

Thank StaticAlert
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Even though we were afraid of not being able to see something we tried the night walk through the redwoods and we did not regret it all!!! It's a 40 minute walk if you take your time! A lot of detailed signs throughout the path...More

Thank Heinariite H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did a short walk through the Redwoods. It was such a pretty and relaxing place, walking beneath towering trees and past beautiful stands of tree ferns. There are tracks of varying lengths all over this forest and it is obviously a popular spot for...More

Thank Copa6
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must go forrest that is easy for any category of visitors unless outdoor is not for you. Stunning n daylight and night especially if one choose the on top of tree walkways for a small fee. Naturally and decoratively beautiful and inspiring. Air is...More

Thank Ben L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited here with our group and I was surprised to see the giant redwoods here! The beautiful forest was very quiet and serene! Nice walk through the woods!

Thank Beattl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went at night when the whole tree walk experience was lit up with lights...it felt so magical! Took about 30 mins to walk around.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Redwood forest has everything, for everyone. Novice walking tracks to all day, long hiking tracks. The tree walk is a nice addition, for a price. You can spend many hours walking through this forest, enjoying the smells, sounds and textures.

Thank Vance W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

California Redwoods in New Zealand? An interesting question. Well, the California Redwoods made their way to NZ in 1901. They are huge. It is a great place to take a walk or ride your bikes among these enormous trees.

Thank Henry P
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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