Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

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Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

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 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.
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,487 contributions
Apr. 2022
These enormous trees are examples of the world's tallest living plants. They occur naturally in the Pacific north-west of the United States. You can see them in Yosemite National Park, in northern California. These Redwoods grow near Rotorua, in the centre of New Zealand's North Island. Although these Redwoods are hundreds of years old, they are still babies. In their natural environment, they can grow for 2,000 years.
Written 21 May 2022
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Robyn G
Raglan, New Zealand90 contributions
May 2022
The forest has a such a nice feeling! I did the most basic walk, the 30 minute Redwood Memorial Grove track. The redwoods are amazingly tall and they're joined by native New Zealand plants. There was even a steaming pond as a reminder that you're in Rotorua. It's an easy enough walk and is a great way to be at one with nature. It's a popular place with both tourists and locals, with the result that it never feels like you're alone in the bush. Highly recommended!
Written 15 May 2022
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travelisbliss22
Dunedin, New Zealand284 contributions
May 2022
I loved walking around two of the tracks in this area. The walks are all clearly marked and have clear details of distance and expected time to walk. It really is a special, magical place to visit!
Written 8 May 2022
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Christopher f
Taupo District, New Zealand55 contributions
May 2022
Awesome walks - but allow more time than the signs say! We went from September October 2021 and again yesterday.
Written 6 May 2022
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Rebecca
Hawera, New Zealand24 contributions
Apr. 2022
We had a great time in the morning on a slightly wet morning, and again at dusk/night. Our first time we had a blast walking amongst the trees and learning along the way.
Written 30 April 2022
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GinaDig
166 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Family
A truly amazing area to explore, Clearly well used & loved by the locals & a great space to explore as a visitor.
Worth bringing the bikes!!
Written 24 April 2022
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Jamoz23
Brisbane, Australia371 contributions
Feb. 2022
If you have a head for heights this was a pleasant walk through the trees.
We are going back tonight to do the night walk as we bought the ticket that covers both.
NIGHTWALK was worth doing too.
Written 14 April 2022
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Elaine S
Whakatane, New Zealand10 contributions
Mar. 2022
The Redwoods are amazing for walkers or bike riders. Awesome to enjoy nature. hire a mountain bike or take your own!
Written 15 March 2022
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Christopher f
Taupo District, New Zealand55 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Very relaxing amongst the trees - be aware if you are a photographer you will need a tripod or high ISO settings.
Written 31 January 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,487 contributions
Nov. 2021
These trees are a national treasure. The Redwoods originate from nothern California; they are said to the world's tallest living plants; You can see them in the United States. Yosemite National Park is their native habitat. The Redwoods have been transplanted to New Zealand. The trek through the New Zealand redwoods is a is a unique experience. The Redwood Forest is not far from Rotorua
Written 18 January 2022
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