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Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest

Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
+64 7 3500110
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Ranked #1 of 45 Attractions in Rotorua
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.... more » 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. « less
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Biloela, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

After being fleeced of all our cash, this was a great way to spend a day. Lots of well marked walking trails, the information centre were very helpful as were the gift shop staff. It was great to see free places with quality attractions exist!

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We were curious to see why the redwoods are one of the top attractions in Rotorua. As soon as we arrived we were amazed by the stunningly beautiful forest. Easy walks through towering trees.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I spent 4 hours in the Redwoods... had no idea! I started walking and was so caught up in the beauty of my surroundings and the exciting challenge of making it to the top of the hill that the time flew by! I walked the yellow and purple trails. The yellow one takes you to 3 different lookouts for astounding... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This is a feeling like no other...whether strolling walking runing biking ....try it ..you will feel you are one with the magificient wonders of nature at her best....this is one of Rotouruas "gems" dont miss the chance to experience this "special" spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

We went for the hour walk. It was very pleasant to see the forest and walk off lunch. Beautiful area. It is worth an hour out of your trip. Easy walk with mostly undulating paths. A great place to stroll or pound it out.

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Paihia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Fabulous outdoor activity , with a moderate fitness level Loved the experience. Thoroughly recommend as one of Rotoruas many highlights

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Whether walking, running or biking the Redwoods Forest area at Rotorua is amazing, and free. My wife and I walked the Blue track and then back to town on the track through the thermal area at the edge of lake Rotorua. Despite it being Freezing cold with occasional sleety rain it was reasonably sheltered in the forest and the tracks... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

we just took the 30min walking trial because we had been walking all day but it was worth it. The forest is gorgeous and with more time I'd have loved to take one of the longer trails.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Just did the short walk before heading home; the kids loved it and I wish the weather was warmer so we could have done the 3 hour walk. We are truly blessed with " Mother Nature" in NZ

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Manukau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Had a beautiful time strolling through this forest. I would have to say it was quite a treat. Will be back again.

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