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“Beautiful walk through Redwood Forest” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest

Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest
Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
+64 7 3500110
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Ranked #1 of 66 things to do in Rotorua
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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.
Rochester, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful walk through Redwood Forest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The forest walk is breathtaking in its beauty with excellent views of a number of large stands of redwoods.

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“Absolutely Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Loved the walk we did with our grand daughter. Very quiet even tho it was school holidays (maybe just timed it right)? Would go back on next trip.

Visited December 2013
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“Stunning.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is a free attraction in Rotorua that is a must- see! We went on a very wet day with our rain coats, but still loved it. The lady in the visitors centre was very friendly and informative. The kids also loved the quirky restrooms. I would love to go back one day and do a longer walk.

Visited December 2013
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“Free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Free trekking.

Full of oxygen and deep breathing, you will be energetic immediately

What a tall tree and young

Visited January 2014
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“Lovely walk with the little ones”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Such a beautiful place, we visited it 2 days in a row! Brilliant walking tracks ranging from a short 30-minute to a longest one which will take a couple of hours. Ample parking and next time we will bring our bikes too!

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