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“Beautiful Redwoods”

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 February 7, 2014

Great place to visit, stunning surroundings and excellent facilities (toilets; parking etc). We went here on a very hot day and it was lovely to be in the shade beneath the giant trees.

Thank Rosie T
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

I would live in Vegas just to be near these trails. Imagine finishing work and then getting some sweet trails at the end of the day! That is what I call heaven!

Thank Piharian
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

This place is just so perfect. I do love this paradise. This is my 2nd time to visit Redwoods and I find it very comforting and relaxing, as if I am at peace with mother nature. Just seeing the trees and the colour within the forest gives me an happiness.

I came here with my mates to relax and take photos.

I met and seen people who visited this place for trekking / walking. If you're keen to walk, you can visit the information desk / i-site and they can give you information regarding the walks/treks that will suit your stamina and requirements.

This is place is a MUST to see and experience.

Thank Carlos_Latuga
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

I'm a local and am always going up here for walks, they have a tracks to cater for everyone. Wonderful views, it's free and free carparking.

Thank Sarah L
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

myself and the young kids went on one of the shorter walks and what a beautiful place to visit. The lovely lady in the gift shop gave the kids a treasure map and certificates when completed. The forest is beautifully kept and the gift shop sells some lovely and unusual things at good prices. We went on a rainy miserable day and it was a fun, fairly dry activity, the new toilets were beautifully maintained. will be back,

Thank Jasper027
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