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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 today

A stunning place to visit. The info centre is set-up well and the maps/routes around the forest are accurately described and mapped. Bathrooms were clean and there was a nice little selection at the cafe. The forest itself is incredible and easy to get around.

Thank Suse89
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did the treetop walk on a sunny and warm late spring day. The staff were friendly, welcoming and packed full of information about the beautiful trees and the environment. We met Ken, one of the info guys, who was exceptional. It was a short...More

Thank Jemmi1563
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A hidden gem and well worth a visit. We did the tree walk first which was very good and one of the walking paths. With all the sulphur smells around town, this was like going to another world. If we had known we would have...More

Thank brookwoodf
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I recently visited this park and it was very enjoyable. There are plenty of trails to hike with a variety of lengths and difficulties. I visited twice, during the daytime and again in the dark for the light display. The trees are truly impressive and...More

Thank mrlukenik
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great experience. Trees were lit up and bridges were a cool way to tour the forest. Easy walk and very educational.

1  Thank Lalaric
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had no idea of the scale of this spot and nearly didn't bother! Boy, are we glad we decided to check it out! What a beautiful spot! If Harry and Meghan can go there....! A truly magical experience. I would have loved to have...More

Thank bubbles135
Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful walk through the redwoods and onto the trails. Good visitor centre which provides maps and advice. Trails well marked.

Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 5 days ago

Around this area there is thermal activity also, the Redwoods and garden around are beautiful, make sure you visit.

Thank AustraliaMardi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We learned a lot visiting this place. While driving down to Rotorua from Auckland, we wondered why there were so many Redwood trees lining the highway. Turns out, they brought them here for construction. But, we learned that the excessive water made the Redwoods grow...More

2  Thank DrWasabi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Redwood forest is awesome and you can do it for free. I wouldn't advise doing the treetop walk as it is too expensive and unnecessary when you can simply walk along the trees on the forest floor for free.

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Gina R
November 5, 2018|
Response from PeppiBrisbane_ | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can’t see all of your question.
February 28, 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
June 13, 2017|
Response from 715jonnyb | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so.