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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
+64 7-350 0110
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wonderfull place to go to get some one on one time with nature. The magnificent redwood trees are truly awesome. There are several walking trails of differing lengths to suit everyone, that will take you into the heart of the forest and...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the red and green walks- Quarry Lookout trail through the redwoods. It was a short climb through mature Douglas fir, European Larch, Walnut and various species of Eucalypts. From the lookout point above the old rhyolite quarry there was a wonderful view over...More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited here looking for something to do in Rotorua on a wet day. They have walks here of various lengths ranging from an hour-or-so right through to an 8-hour odd walk, presumably taking up most of your day. We did an 11.5k walk, which...More

Thank mark w
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tons of we'll maintained tracks at all levels from preschoolers to experts. Spent 3hrs in the bush - time flew by! So impressed, definitely worth bringing the bikes for!!

Thank nonie16
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Drive along one or more hours from Tauranga. The place was amazing, parking area is easy. Weekend is good time to visit this place for spend with family or friends. The tracking is awesome, my friend and I are so happy to visit this beautiful...More

Thank Cahyadi S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to the Redwoods today - a grim, wet, grey day, hoping to do a short walk before heading to Rotokakahi/Green Lake and Tikitapu/Blue Lake to go for a run. Spoke to the lovely, helpful people at the information centre and they confirmed what we...More

Thank CHdCs
Reviewed 6 days ago

Didn't do the high walk as didn't see that there was any point. There's several well marked walks around the Redwoods of varying timescales based upon how long you have or how much effort you want to put in. Really enjoyed it.

Thank Doug2371
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice spit to visit but lacked facilities, a coffee cart isnt exactly a big plus for international or lical visitors

Thank Frances R
Reviewed 6 days ago

we did the canopy walk, plus a stroll in the redwood trail. this was one of our highlights in our recent nz trip. the canopy walk was both an experience among the trees plus an educational trail - check out the plaques at each station...More

Thank lalangm
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great place to have a walk around in some beautiful groves of trees. Redwoods, Douglas Firs and even some Australian Mountain Ash trees. An excellent place to escape the sometimes unfriendly smells in Rotorua and choose your own adventure through the trees. My favourite...More

Thank Graeme_Mitch
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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