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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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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 enjoyed the night walk, different experience to the norm, lanterns were fantastic. Probably be better during the day as you couldn't see a lot at night.

Thank michaeltimothydavidc
Reviewed yesterday

This area of Rotorua is beautiful and peaceful. Went with hubby and son on a cool day and totally enjoyed. will always come here

Thank robyn343
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the night walk at the Redwoods in September. You have to pay $25/pax to enter the tree top suspended walkways. The suspension walkways are interesting, however, it was too dark to see any tress/ferns. The description boards are lit, but you can't actually...More

Thank Wai Kit F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a brilliant and special experience. The night walk through the redwoods platforms was beautiful. I felt very safe despite it being very dark. The lighting and special features in the trees made it quite magical.

Thank Kimberlee84
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ohhhh the beautiful redwoods!! The walks through this gorgeous redwoods forest are to die for beautiful! Can't recommend it highly enough. Your soul will be restored.

Thank Kate A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth the stop. Amazing trees. Can walk for free through the forest or you can pay to walk high in the trees on a walk way. Absolutely beautiful. Very clean toilets. Lovely cafe and gift shop.

Thank Wendy F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Easy to find as you take the highway out of Rotorua, heading to Tauranga. Turn right at the first round about and this is Longmile Road. Travel up a little and its sign posted to turn right into the forest. At the end there is...More

Thank eliza836
Reviewed 6 days ago

love the redwoods in CA, was surprised to find them here.. enjoyed the forest walk.. there is a lot of territory to walk here, and also a thermal stream running through the redwood walk. beautiful little cafe, and gift shop~ redwood walk is beautiful but...More

Thank monkeysmom21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking or hiking is greatFresh air lots of trails friendly personell feee map nice store and beautiful trees plus view

Thank KassThomas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Redwood Treetop walk only (a cost but well wortth it!) and it was a great experience. It was showering at the time which highlighted all the trees around. Would love to do this a night to see all the lights! Well worth...More

Thank Kewa0632
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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