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Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

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Address: Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-350 0110
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If you love the outdoors this area is for you! Escape into the beautiful...

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 at 8.30pm. Maps and information is available at the Redwoods Visitor Centre. Plus there is an i-site staff member available most of the time to help with accomodation and attraction bookings. Coffee cart on site and snacks and ice-creams too. Fantastic range of giftware specialising in native wooden gifts and NZ made products. Profits support track and facility maintenance.

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We walked through in light rain...beautiful.

It was wonderful to see such large redwoods outside of California. The trees are beautiful and you feel like you are in an enchanted forest. Well worth the quick stop!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was wonderful to see such large redwoods outside of California. The trees are beautiful and you feel like you are in an enchanted forest. Well worth the quick stop!

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Brisbane, Australia
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We recently hired some bikes and spent a tiring but enjoyable four hours riding through the Redwoods. The views and sights are divine. The tracks are great and no matter what your ability level, there will be a number of tracks for you. The only thing that we didn't enjoy was a brief interaction with some more serious mountain bikers... More 

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Great way to get in some exercise while taking in some beautiful scenery (and smells!!) Some nice views of the lake at higher elevations. Also a very popular mountain biking area.

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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We found out about this forest through a brochure in our hotel and it turned out to be great. The trails are clearly marked and short enough to fill some time, but not take up the whole day. The fact that there's no charge to enter, park and hike was an unexpected pleasant surprise. There are informative signs to explain... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a breath of fresh air - somewhere free, even the car parking. That's except for the tree walkways.

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Canberra, Australia
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We did a short walk that was really scenic and a very easy walk. There is plenty of tracks for all fitness levels

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fab trees and a lovely walk. Free to park. We enjoyed our visit her every much. The redwood trees are amazing. Would recommend a visit.

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I love it here ! So peaceful even with the amount of locals and tourists that pass through. Love the tree top walk and cannot wait for the night walk to open up ! I walk through here as many times as I can and I always leave feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Calm, cool walk through 100 year old Redwood grove. If you've been to see Redwoods in California, you'll note that this forest also has many large ferns, bugs and some birds, even though the trees will always be catching up in size. A very restful place with walks that last from 30 min to 8 hrs, depending on your preference.... More 

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Great spot to go for a wander and chill out after a long day of tourist activities. Tracks range for easy to expert.

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