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Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
+64 7-350 0110
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Half-Day Self-Guided Mountain Bike Journey through Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest
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Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village Guided Tour with Optional Hangi Meal
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$34.67*
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1.5-Hour Rotorua Highlights Tour
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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 late. Maps and information is available at the Redwoods I-Site and Visitor Centre. Don't forget to also check out the Redwoods Treewalk. This is available at the Redwoods and provides an alternative way to experience the Redwoods both during the day and at night. It is a paid attraction see their listing for more details.
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“tree walk” (171 reviews)
“majestic trees” (38 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Only 5 mins from town and a breathe of fresh air...free too :). Try the skywalk to get a different view of the magnificent trees and ferns. Stay for the night show of lanterns in the trees.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the shortest track there but it was still enjoyable just strolling in the forest, breathing in fresh air (and hoping it doesn't suddenly rain on us, since it has been raining for days). Great for taking pictures. Looking for a new profile picture?...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

well, as i came there (bus 3 from the city), the rain started, and i was alone on the upper track. it was still fun, but it would have been wonderful to spend a day walking there different tracks in the forest. there is a...More

Thank Ksenia C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I advise people to visit Redwood. This forest is beautiful. In addition, I would like to thank Ken, a man working there. He is a very friendly man and give some great advice. Thank you very much Ken!

Thank Laurence B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We briefly stopped at the forest on our way out of town. We enjoyed walking around for about 30 minutes and then took off. It was plenty of time to enjoy the redwoods!

Thank 614emilyn
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love the walk, the birds, the scenery is great, the tracks are so great for walking & exercising. The whole redwoods is wonderful. Bless Rotorua

Thank 485dissappointed
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Reviewed 6 days ago

great place for all the family. Beautiful walks and we also did the canopy walk. Its a high walkway through the forest.

Thank Julie A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We finally got to try the night time version of the redwoods tree walk on the weekend Was entertaining for our guests, but we've decided we love the day walk best. There is more of a 'oneness with nature' feel in the day time. (At...More

Thank marierG9465UA
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Free entry unless you want a guided walk. Very quiet and serene. The guided walk is expensive though. There are many suggested tracks.

Thank motiver2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went the 5km walk and the whole experience was beautiful. The hill to climb to the top was very steep however, so at least a reasonable fitness level is needed. The view from the top is great though. Arrows for each route is sign...More

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marshy1991
February 28, 2018|
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Response from janefromspain2015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marshy, yes it is safe for that. There are a few sulphur ponds so I would probably keep children close but it is a lovely walk. (Noting I only did the shortest one).
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Eric G
June 13, 2017|
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Response from 715jonnyb | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so.
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keshav m
January 11, 2017|
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Response from Knuknuk | Reviewed this property |
There are six different treks you can do ranging from an hour to overnight. We did one for two hours and another for three. I don't recommend the yellow trek but the internal treks, the shorter ones, are beautiful. Very... More
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