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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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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A forest of redwoods in New Zealand was a bit unexpected, so we decided to check it out. The mix of redwoods and fern trees looked both peaceful and almost primeval at the same time. Even the dead fallen trees lent themselves to the forest's beauty, as they laid in crystal clear aqua pools in one area of the forest.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Our children enjoyed the well written worksheet with lots of things to find. They also enjoyed the friendly staff at the visitor Centre who checked their sheets, talked through them and then presented a lolly pop and some extra pamphlets. Great Visit

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Globetrotter.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Everyone that I met around Rotorua told me to hit up the Redwoods, and they weren't wrong! This is a very well-maintained forest, with some good walks and beautiful scenery. Used by all different types of people, with multipurpose trails (walking, cycling and horseback riding). The women at the info center/gift shop were also so charming and lovely! Highly recommended,... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

An escape from city life & travel, walking on easy paths through impressive redwoods. Signage clear but sometimes difficult to follow at intersections.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful forest built for lovely walks. If you love mother nature then this would be a great place to spend some time. Well defined tracks with route walking times makes its possible for you to plan which track you should take based on the time you have at hand.

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Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A free family orientated walk through the forest. Quiet peaceful and a great chance to view these magnificent trees in all their glory

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Very helpful and informative staff at the shop/info centre. Gorgeous walk, will return shortly to do some of the longer hikes.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

being a bit fussy i was expecting bigger trees,(had California redwood in my head before we got there) but these were quite huge. we did really enjoy ourselves and my son loved it all. the staff in the gift shop were very helpful and friendly.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A walk through this remarkable forest makes you feel insignificant next to these truly marvellous giants

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I am a alone traveller and I like walking so this was perfect. Very very beautiful walks through and it is especially lovely to see so many trees !!!!!

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