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Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
+64 7-350 0110
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US$ 32.08*
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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” (63 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
+64 7-350 0110
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For a Scandinavian guys like us this is like walking in a citypark. Everything regulated, signs where to put your feet, people all over. But ok the trees are tall and many.....You could pay, as usual in NZ.....for a walk in the air between the...More

Thank Ulf S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The trees are great and it's well worth the visit and trail walking. I would avoid this if it was raining.

Thank bhughes444
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hiked the Tokorangi Pa track yesterday. The weather was grey but warm and ideal for our walk. The track is well marked and provides easy to intermediate grades. Hike takes you through the Redwoods and Whakawerawera forest on formed paths and across MTB tracks. Covers...More

Thank Shane H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is so lovely! Like everything on Rotorua though, it’s not cheap. We did the walk through the treetops and thorough enjoyed it. We were there at a quiet time but I imagine if there was a tourist bus it might not be so...More

Thank Jess1ca1210
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to do this tour at night time so that we could view the trees and light installations. It was incredibly beautiful and serene. The coloured lights weren't as spread around or as bright as the brochure but they were beautiful to look at...More

Thank GenevieveHarriss
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good fun we went in the day but it would be gorgeous at night, The children are free The cafe is limited but the coffee is ok

Thank anneH5613IS
Reviewed 5 days ago

We chose to visit the redwoods at night on a nice mild and calm evening. It was fairly busy but the staff managed the crowd well so we could get around the walkways and feel like we weren't crowded in. The lights were very cool....More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked here on a miserable wet day but still loved walking here. There are loads of different tracks varying in length from an easy 30 mins to 2-3 hrs and slightly harder (i.e., with hills) - we did a 2 hr walk and got...More

Thank speedsister
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went on the tree walk upon dusk. As the sun set the lights lit up the forest. It was delightful, nice to do something different.

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and i came from auckland to visit this forest and we got lost but we came out in one piece at the end and are discussing about doing it again sometime soon! :)

Thank Vera E
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Eric G
13 June 2017|
Response from 715jonnyb | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so.
keshav m
11 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