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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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Oranit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Very different from other things in the area, so worth the visit. There's some kind of a gorge with cool color in it. Loved it.

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The redwood forest is well worth a visit, these magestic trees create an atmosphere of tranquility and calm that makes it easy to forget the thrum of every day life. The walking tracks are well sign posted and easy to follow and the information centre provides route times and track lengths so you can choose the right hike be it... More

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Otorohanga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Absolutel marvellous place for mountain biking and walking. Top stuff. Raining today, but enjoyable anyway (for my husband) I piked out!!

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Decided to head into the redwoods on a rainy morning for a run, great place for some challenging hill climbs.

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

All differing fitness levels catered for......and the sound of silence is terrific amongst these forests.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

If you want to have a good hike, a short stroll or stretch your legs, the beauty of this man made redwood tree forest is really serene and beautiful. Well worthwhile. It is the little sister to the Californian Redwoods.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

fan flippin tastic :0) Just love the serenity...its just magical :0) the tracks are great and you can walk as much or as little as you like :0)

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

Lovely and quiet - beautiful walk even on a rainy day - felt so good to be out in the fresh air and away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Smaller than the California redwoods, but the birdlife is far superior. The trails are well maintained for runners or walkers. or

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Take a deep breathe, you will feel extremely fresh in the forest. And when you find the tree babies growing from the mum-tree, OMG~ so amazing the nature is!

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