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Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Long Mile Road, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
+64 7-350 0110
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Reviewed yesterday

Stunning, and in the dark really minimised my fear of hieghts would totally do again. Kids loved it, lights were beautiful

Thank qualisconsulo
Reviewed yesterday

It is possible to be aware of nature in a lovely atmosphere. Choice of walks, from quite easy, to hard. Parking generally very good.

Thank diane583
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome. What a surprise to find these beautiful trees lit at night. Spectacular. An absolute must do for all ages!! Would happily have gone back during daylight hours to experience the beauty of these trees at height.

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walking up high in the redwood trees is a must do experience. The trees are huge, the lights are pretty and you get a decent history lesson too. I recommend the night walk. We did I however get slowed down quite a bit by other...More

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An average difficulty walk (green Quarry track) about an hour & half. Not too difficult, but steps & mud to navigate.

Thank Kirsty T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very cool place for all members of the whanau, it definately looked like Robin Hood scene, perfect day for walk, run, stroll, and those rakau, ka rawe!!

Thank Tirawhanau
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

No matter how many people seem to be in the car park the walk among the redwoods always seem to be magical and peaceful. Different trails for many activities and difficulty levels.

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 6 days ago

This activity is fairly new but definitely worth trying out. You walk on a track between the very tall trees and as we did it after sunset there are very nice lights between the trees. Book in advance by internet is advised so you can...More

Thank RuurdvanElburg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love walking in Redwoods, we are in our 80's. Love the combo The Tops day and night especially at night.

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Thank Ken R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful forest!! Lovely dog friendly walks aswell. There are cyclists, tourists, joggers and dog walkers. It's massive. All sheltered by the beautiful Redwoods

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1 March 2018|
Response from janefromspain2015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marshy, yes it is safe for that. There are a few sulphur ponds so I would probably keep children close but it is a lovely walk. (Noting I only did the shortest one).
Eric G
13 June 2017|
Response from 715jonnyb | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so.
keshav m
12 January 2017|
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Response from Knuknuk | Reviewed this property |
There are six different treks you can do ranging from an hour to overnight. We did one for two hours and another for three. I don't recommend the yellow trek but the internal treks, the shorter ones, are beautiful. Very... More