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“Check out the Night Walk”

Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest
Ranked #3 of 67 things to do in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
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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 4 April 2018 via mobile

We were told the night time Walk was not to be missed. They had a beautiful LED light show with various lighting techniques and cool effects. The forest was mysterious at night but the oversized pendant lights were like glowing sculptures overhead. It’s a short walk through these massive trees and the bridges are very fun if you are not afraid of heights and don’t mind their wabbley nature.

Thank nzhuus
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This redwood tree forest is full of tracks for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders. Great physical escape from the blaring sun, you should feel energised and uplifted after a couple of hours here. Did the suspended Tree walk that only took x6weeks to build apparently. Well constructed (as you'd hope!) and fun for any age. We did however think that $25 a head (hence 4☆ not 5☆ given) for the experience was expensive, you can get round it in 30mins but we dawdled to get our money's worth! You can actually go round a few times but if you climb down from it you can't return. There is a plan to add an extra section later in the year, hopefully the cost won't increase when this is added.

Thank RJSAmie
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

amazing treewalk inside Redwoods, nice lanterns too, enjoyed a lot.
after daylight savings change, visitors should go there earlier. We arrived at 5.45pm and it was getting dark. After we finished the whole loop of treewalk, we saw hundreds of people were waiting in the queue to get in. We felt so lucky that we arrived early.

Thank Ye W
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

the Californian redwood treetop walk is a thrill. the combo day n night is better value for money. further it is very different experience day and night. book online better else have to queue for tickets. daytime no queues for entry usually. but night there is a long 1 hour or so queue so buy tickets online to avoid queue twice.

Thank Josephine P
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Recommended by friends we booked our tickets early, don't wait until you get there, and went along just after sunset. The wait time was a bit, about 30 mins, but well worth it. Really good.

Thank Carl P
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