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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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1.5-Hour Rotorua Highlights Tour
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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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“mountain biking” (196 reviews)
“canopy walk” (52 reviews)
“majestic trees” (38 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
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+64 7-350 0110
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did the night time tree walk it was really great value for money was nice to see it's not over priced. Was safe and the lights were just amazing

Thank Eve F
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Return to bike here as often as I can. The info centre staff were very helpful and friendly. Forest is stunning, and a family friendly range of bike paths available. Appreciate having separate paths for walkers, bikers, and equestrians.

Thank Grant G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Recommend the tree top walking for kids. Because of raining, could not spend more time on the walks. Will come back later for more walkings.

Thank JC_Auckland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an interesting experience after never being on one. It is such a lovely view from up there and very interesting.

Thank Sarah-leeR92
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The bridge walk would of been better if longer. Think the standard price should be for day and night time.

Thank RaffertyFamily29
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A fantastic place to visit at night, the lanterns make the forest a magical place to walk through. The walk is easy to do. Maybe do the day and night walk as they show quiet different things.

Thank Jason R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I had a nice hike in a beautiful forest. The signage wasn't great but we didn't get lost even though we weren't sure if we were on the right path a couple of times.

Thank Ron T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My party of 14 took to the tree's this Easter during a night time excursion, a mixed group of grandparents, parents, kids, toddlers and babies. What a wonderful experience it was, the treetop walk through these magical redwoods left you feeling like you were on...More

Thank Simon B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an unexpected surprise as I spent almost a day walking through the Redwood Forest just outside Rotorua. If you walk to the top of the trail, there is a magnificant view over Rotorua, and large pieces of exposed granite to lie on while...More

Thank Pam B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great walk in the redwoods. Kids loved it and it was great to get some fresh air. Highly recommend if you are in Rotovagus

Thank RSJLH
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marshy1991
1 March 2018|
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Response from janefromspain2015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marshy, yes it is safe for that. There are a few sulphur ponds so I would probably keep children close but it is a lovely walk. (Noting I only did the shortest one).
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Eric G
13 June 2017|
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Response from 715jonnyb | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so.
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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
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