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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed this experience. Great for all ages and abilities. Unique view of the redwoods forest. Friendly staff

Thank svwhanau
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning place! Great MTB trails. We also had a few lovely runs on the walking trails. Go to MTB Rotorua if you need bikes, advice or smoothies!!!

Thank Motty76
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really cool forest, lots of trails. We also did the tree walk, which was great but you’re at the pace of everyone else and there was a lot of very slow and unsteady people doing it. Generally people are polite and you just need to...More

Thank Sazquotch
Reviewed 2 days ago

I know they Redwoods are not native to NZ but what a peaceful, awe-inspiring, gorgeous and relaxing area to walk through, even on a gray day. Saw many people jogging so assumed it's well-used by locals (not just tourists). Friend and I took the long,...More

Thank Casey F
Reviewed 2 days ago

The forest is well-known not only for its Californian Coast Redwoods, but for the well-organized mountain biking and walking tracks. You can choose a trail according to your own fitness. Along the paths are color-coded arrows for you to easily follow. You won’t get lost!...More

Thank Violetology
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Only did the quick 30 minute walk around but really worth it. Kept really clean and signposted so you don't get lost! Would go back and do the bigger walk if I had the chance.

Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked and cycled and did the Tree Walkway daytime and evening. The Tree Walkway In the evening when all of the lights were on was amazing. It was very well organised. A lovely day and evening out.

Thank Hazelsam
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved the red woods night walk, amazing light show and lanterns would highly recommend anyone to go. Staff is super friendly as well!! 😊

Thank Cheynne M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family of 6 spent the afternoon walking among the giant redwood trees. I would high recommend this spot to fill up your day.

Thank MaryHS60
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its a nice Forest with rows and rows of Californian Redwoods, if its something you dont see quite often in your country, go for it.

Thank Lim F
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Eric G
13 June 2017|
Response from 715jonnyb | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so.
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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