Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua

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Bike or hike through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, a pristine natural world featuring a spectacular stand of giant California Coast redwood trees. Just 5 km (3.1 mi) from downtown Rotorua, "the Redwoods" (as the forest is locally known) serve as a 55,000 hectare (135,000 acre) playground for adventurous visitors wishing to experience New Zealand's lush wilderness by walking, cycling, or horseback riding. Considered one of the world's top mountain biking locations, the forest offers more than 160 km (99 mi) of trails catering to both beginner and expert riders. Be sure to check out routes wittily named "Be Rude Not To" and "Gunna Gotta." Hikers can explore a network of scenic trails, many of which offer sweeping views of Rotorua. Our Rotorua sightseeing planner makes visiting Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest and other Rotorua attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Great for walking, trail running, mountain biking and the treetop walk (both daylight and night time). We had a great weeekend staying nearby and kept going back to the Redwaods for more acitivities.....  more
    Great for walking, trail running, mountain biking and the treetop walk (both daylight and night time). We had a great weeekend staying nearby and kept going back to the Redwaods for more acitivities.....  more »
  • Forget Hamurewa Springs, you can get all that and more for free here. Excellent forest walks plus a few more adventure attractions added since we were last here pre-Covid. Old redwood trees, tall... 
    Forget Hamurewa Springs, you can get all that and more for free here. Excellent forest walks plus a few more adventure attractions added since we were last here pre-Covid. Old redwood trees, tall...  more »
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  • A most incredible forest with an awesome tree walk especially at night. The walks throughout the forest floor are really great too. One of my favorite places to visit in Rotorua
  • Wonderful place to visit. Took just under an hour to do the walk with stops to view and read the info boards Went back at night, was an hour wait before getting on the walk, the wait was well worth it. Long Queue could have been because of school holidays.

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