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Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
+64 7-350 0110
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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” (63 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
+64 7-350 0110
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent a really pleasant hour walking one of the routes around the Redwoods. Lovely to see and such a peaceful environment. Would love to come back

Thank The_Crofter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our B&B was around the corner from the Redwoods and one afternoon we went over and took a little hike through the forest. Free to park and walk the trails. Lovely, calm and not crowded. A nice change from the more touristy attractions. We went...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good family activity. We went with a 4 year old. It was a lot of fun. We did this during day time. I would think thats better than night time.

Thank Saj D
Reviewed 1 week ago

While holidaying with my husband and step daughter, they found a brochure for this activity. How they talked this acrophobe into partaking I can not explain. But early one morning I found myself climbing the stairs that lead to the suspended walkways. After the first...More

Thank Gemsays
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I did the walk through the redwoods. It was so beautiful and definitely worth doing. The information centre at the entrance of the forest had lots of interesting information and a great selection of souvenirs. If you are in the area, I...More

Thank Mykaela91
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very serene walk high above the ground on walkways suspended by these huge trees. Good information throughout and an enjoyable way to spend a hour or so with nature.

Thank JimCo72
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there late in the day and were able to do a short walk in the woods, then did the walk through the ramps at night. Enjoyed the lights.

Thank LDA_59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To have the foresight to plant these trees so close to the centre of town, but to then see the benefit in turning it into an outstanding recreation area for walkers, cyclists and horse riders is a stroke of genius. There are differing trails in...More

Thank awalsc2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not just a walk. The talk talk trees that standing along the walkway are amazing. You can choose from a short walk 30 minutes to a 6 hours walk (true). Of course you need to add some extra time for taking photos, give the...More

Thank LilyChak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a tree tops walk but firstly you are not on top rather half way up and its expensive.So dont bother with it but walk past it to where all the free walks begin.We did one that was about 1 hour and it was...More

Thank ann k
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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