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“Good nature walk”

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: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed November 9, 2013

The forest has several different paths catering to different levels of fitness. Be sure to drop by the information center before starting your walk to learn more about the place!

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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Lovely walk around the Redwoods. Some are huge. Well laid out trails. Very interesting and free which makes it a very worthwhile attraction.

Thank Dianne E
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is an excellent place to stop for a hike. The scenery is beautiful and warrants trying the many hikes available. The trails are clearly marked and the visitor's center is very helpful in starting you off. There are hikes available of varying durations, to fit any schedule.

Thank AndyMK47
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We followed the yellow route, which is just shy of 8km. It was absolutely amazing! The peacefulness and the views were simply breathtaking. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

The Redwoods is a beautiful area to spend an afternoon in. There are many walks of varying difficulties and lengths of time to suit all visitors needs. There are also bike and horse riding trails available. Easy riding distance from Rotorua for those not driving, I grabbed a bike from the hostel to ride out, but not being much of a bike rider I then just hiked whilst I was able to lock the bike at the bike racks outside the information centre. Good day out, especially for those whose budget is getting a little tight as there is no entrance fee.

Thank Aimee M
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