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Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest
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Half-Day Self-Guided Mountain Bike Journey through Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed June 17, 2013

me and my friend often go here to relax and take the children for a scenic walk. i have run through these woods too and there are some brilliant tracks you can go on.always maintained very well although some loose logs on the floor could help for runners not to be there but thats a forest so its expected.
very enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere

Thank shivaughan b
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Graham and I had an amazing walk in the Redwoods. Great lookout views, good exercise and fun. The Redwood trees are huge and looking up to the skies you can glimpse the sun.

Thank Denise M
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Absolutely amazing. Great for a walk, run or mountain bike and if you do your homework you may find the trail that shows all the fabulous glow worms at night. So close to town, but you feel a world away.

Thank jemma c
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We had about an hour and a half walk around the forest and wish we had had longer to spare. There is so much to do in Rotorua ! Visited with our two children aged 9 and 11. Although there were a fair few visitors there it is big enough for it to feel like your exploring on your own. It is a very popular place for running to. The trees have to be seen to be believed and the crystal clear waters are wonderful to see. Strongly recommend this. The paths are easy going and the routes are well signposted.

Thank TheArcticHare
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Excellent place to visit. Did not realise this type of attraction was available around Rotorua. Recommend to anyone visiting.

Thank Doug I
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