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“Our fantastic forest ”

Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest
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US$33.21*
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Half-Day Self-Guided Mountain Bike Journey...
Ranked #6 of 118 things to do in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a local we are so privileged to have this on our doorstep. This is such a fantastic location for biking and walking with family, friends or a quiet outing alone.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there 2 times and is always very enjoyable. The trees at the beggining of the walks are the best to see.
Great to spend an afternoon walking.

Thank Daani17
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the treewalk which was a bit expensive but actually very good. Great views of the trees & the ferns etc. & surprisingly it wasn't too busy. You will need a head for heights as it's a long way up, pretty stable though!

Thank PJ777
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister-in-law went during the day. She is limited physically and this walk allowed her to move at her own pace. She particularly enjoyed all the factoids/ info about NZ’s timber crop. We all went that night to enjoy the artist light installation. It was incredible.

Thank paulaream
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing place; so tranquil, great for walking, running and cycling. The trails are well marked and range from easy flat walks to strenuous long hikes.

Thank mooreinB
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