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Redwoods, Whakarewarewa 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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
+64 7-350 0110
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We only did the evening tree walk which was excellent and will be an enduring memory. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable the high level walks impressive engineering and always felt safe. We arrived 30mins before it was completely dark which was a good move,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Relax791042
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Perfect night walk for a date or to spoil your loved one. Make sure you arrive before sunset other wise you will be waiting in lines up til 1hr. It is just as amazing during the 30min before sunset.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KiKi-blue56
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Redwoods are beautiful. So peaceful. We did the tree walk by night! It’s very romantic! On out journey through New Zealand we decided to come back to this place to spend some time among those trees. A Must-Do!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank klaus313
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The place was absolutely beautiful. I recommend going early, 0900ish to get ahead of the crowds for the Sky Walk. At this location, there are signs to highlight the interesting points. Take the time to hike some of the beautiful trails. Make sure you take...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Scifchic
Reviewed 3 days ago

The forest is extensive and a walkway is elevated among the Coat Redwoods. The elevated walk is really why you come here, but worth it. You gat a very good view of the plants and trees and there is a lot of information provided

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Middledene
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful Redwood forest with amazing huge tall redwoods, some planted in 1901. Take a stroll through this beautifull forest with towering trees that you could not get your arms around, maybe with a few friendsholding hands. Great place to take children and a family picnic....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nicola L
Reviewed 4 days ago

From a short walk we went further as the wood spread out, it is so relaxing and if you want it’s well marked.. overall definatly a must do on visiting the area.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank timcT4223VM
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic experience a must do when visiting Rotorua. We visited at night and would highly recommend. We intend to visit again in the day. Amazing

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 552juliusc
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved our Forrest walk, so serene, so special. Really loved it, can't wait to visit again. The tracks are well marked, easy walking, we saw many people with strollers, people running. It really is a place for all abilities and mobility.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jan G
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Redwoods are a beautiful escape from town. It was also great to see good examples of native Silver Ferns growing there as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
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26 November 2018|
Response from krebs1979 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry I didn't reply sooner; I didn't realise there was a function for questions! Yes, there are bikes to hire, cos I saw a few e-bikes that looked like hire bikes. But, I don't know exactly where to hire them. Sorry
Gina R
6 November 2018|
Response from PeppiBrisbane_ | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can’t see all of your question.
1 March 2018|
Response from Jane S | 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).