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Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest

Address: Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7 3500110
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Ranked #1 of 34 Attractions in Rotorua
Type: Forests, Nature & Parks
Owner description: If you love the outdoors this area is for you! Escape into the beautiful Whakarewarewa Forest, one...
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Type: Forests, Nature & Parks
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 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We went there with our two young ones. There's enough adventure to please everyone in the family. Good walking shoes and water, a must. Walk is not too hectic. Brilliant walk by the time you are done.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We went on a quarrie lookout walk which is the longest. It took us about 2 hours and kids did not complain.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A lovely walk through a (California) redwood forest. With a little imagination, you could almost see the pixies and elves flitting between the trees. There are a number of well maintained trails through the area, the walking is easy enough for small children to enjoy.. A great couple hour adventure located right next to town, and at no cost.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Did a short walk through the forest. Quite a pleasant walk that was supposed to be easy for wheelchairs. At the end of the walk was a fairly steep downward path. We thought it would be difficult to control a wheelchair down this path, and we also saw a mother struggling with a buggy elsewhere on the walk. The forest... More 

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Coromandel Valley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Just what we needed a pleasant place for a walk. And everyone was so friendly as they walked ran or rode by. What a pity the van had sold out of food when we got there.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

There are several walks around this beautiful Forest. The size of the trees is quite unbelievable and there is a café and shop to relax in.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoy an easy walk through the redwood forest and emerge refreshed, relaxed and ready for your next adventure. This is especially recommended for those who have never seen a forest of Redwoods.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A choice of walks let's you decide if you want to do a stroll or a hike. We went on a very hot day and it was really cool doing a walk.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Redwoods is beautiful for a short walk (I'd go for the yellow path). After a whole it gets boring seeing the same thing but the hike can be challenging which keeps it a bit interesting. I walked the yellow path with my husband, going and coming back took about a little under an hour, it was just the right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

amazing paths awesome views very green tip top green trees , they were leafy. and tip top. tip top trees tip tip tippity top you can't stop this flow now yo.

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