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“Overall: Good”

Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest
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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
Ranked #2 of 112 things to do in Rotorua
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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
Blenheim, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Overall: Good”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

- Must do
- Go mountain biking but drive by car to bike rent shop along the big road, start biking at the shop and leave your car at the carpark


Visited April 2014
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Nice getaway”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

As expensive as everything is in NZ, this was free and ranked right up there with any of the attractions we visited. Nice place for hiking and biking, from 1 hour to several. All trails well marked. Nice to see that this pocket of old growth redwoods is being preserved for future generations.

Visited April 2014
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Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Love the riding!”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Best trails in the world, in one spot!! I ride for a living, and have ridden all over the world, and this has got to be one of the best places ever! Every kind of riding in one place.

Visited April 2014
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Majestice forest”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

It is worth a walk through the tall timber of this lovely redwood forest. There are also some interesting eco toilets and a good cafe.

Visited April 2014
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Auckland, NZ
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent Free Activity”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

We visited here on Anzac day so unfortunately the visitor's centre was closed but it also meant the forest was pretty much deserted. It was amazing walking through the woods and my kids just loved it - so beautiful, and the best part is that it's free! I will definitely return again when my kids are a bit older so can manage some of the longer trails.

Visited April 2014
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