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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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“treetop walk” (65 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
+64 7-350 0110
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must visit for all the tree and walking exercise lovers. It can be accessed by car and public transport. Bus number 3 from Rotorua Central Mall goes there everyday in just 4 minutes ($2.70 one way). Taxi costs around $20 one way....More

Thank Good_Partner
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The redwood trees are very impressive indeed. We previously visited the Kauri forest and both are well worth a visit. Very different trees but the redwoods are TALL, your neck will thank you if you have a bit of a stretch before going for a...More

Thank Rogelle B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the Waitawa Walk which was an hour long. The temperature was a lot more comfortable in the woods than the early afternoon summer heat outside. The redwoods were magnificent and definitely worth a trip! Part of the Waitawa Walk cuts through some normal woods...More

Thank Yu S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice self-paced walk in the redwoods. Info center and gift shop at beginning. Short walk to bus stop. Trails could've been better marked.

Thank LB2015TA
Reviewed 6 days ago

My partner and I took the Pohaturoa Track (yellow track) - about 2hrs return - that gave us marvellous views of the redwood trees as well as a birds eye view of the Pohutu geyser in Te Puia. This is a great free alternative to...More

Thank Vanessa G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a walk for an hour around one of the free walking tracks. Amazing redwood trees and peaceful walk. Would definitely recommend.

1  Thank mjh123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful experience. We went at dusk to catch the lights and ended up getting the best of the day and night experience! Highly recommend this attraction especially if you walk on the trails to it from town. Great day!

Thank agent472017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best mountain biking trails I have ever ridden. Also some nice running trails. Have only been there in the dry, don't know what it's like in the wet. Convenient location to Rotorua

Thank JockDudley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful place for a nice leisure walk. Spend an hour between tall trees, amazing ferns, nice birds and beautiful scenery.

Thank Eugenio G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful way to explore nature. We visited at 7.15pm so enjoyed the late afternoon sun on the trees as we started. The lights were already on and the lanterns looked spectacular. I would highly recommwnd a visir here.

Thank Beth B
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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