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Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

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Address: Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
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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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Such a beautiful, tranquil forest to go walking no matter what your fitness levels. Low impact, and you can choose the track and the length of your walk. Didn't do the treetop... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful, tranquil forest to go walking no matter what your fitness levels. Low impact, and you can choose the track and the length of your walk. Didn't do the treetop walk but will next time we visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great free walks among the beautiful trees. Loads of different walks from 30 minutes to all day. Good sign posting for the walks and lots of friendly locals. Walks and information are free. Aerial walkway which is $25 for adults of $35 for both day and night experience. The night time experience walking on the aerial walkway with the lights... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We mountain biked to the park. You can't bike on the park trails but there's an adjacent mountain full of world class mountain bike trails for all grades. The park and the bike trails have the huge redwoods throughout. Spectacular!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the red walk which was about 3K, was a lovely track through the forest and along walkways over the beautifully clear water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

did the treetop walk. this is a great experience. loads of fun and despite the movement (swinging walkways) very safe and secure. views from atop are beautiful. great value add - if you want to return to do the night time walk it will only cost you $10. great value.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we went twice to see the lights in the trees once during the day then again at night it was fantastic and worth every cent. this is a must do activity for young and old the walk through the trees 6 meters above the ground walking on swinging walk way in the dark is cool

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent a wonderful day here, it was free to get in, but the tree walk costs $25.Worth it. The various trails were well marked.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went for a walk here and enjoyed the trees, the crystal clear water in a stream and the view of the hot pools. The air was clean and I felt recharged after our 90 min walk. Our 9 and 11 year old kids complained at first but myself and my husband really enjoyed this free activity. I would go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Incredible feat of engineering and natural scenery. The hanging bridges that span between giant California Redwoods take you about half a kilometre through nearly 15 acres of trees.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are very fond of these magnificent trees, and while here they are not as grand as in their natural habitat, the forest is still absolutely enchanting. Trails are well marked and well maintained. Must see if you love nature, the redwoods are truly magical creatures.

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