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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. Take a look at our Rotorua sightseeing planner to schedule your visit to Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Tours To Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest
Rotorua Duck Tours - Fully Guided City and Lakes Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $51
Duration: 90 to 105 minutes
Deluxe small group Cruise Day Tour, Rotorua, Tauranga & Mt Maunganui highlights BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $74
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Simply the best thing to do in Rotorua, during the day, amazing views and great walk, surrounded by redwood trees, and clear water; during the night, magical view from the lanterns lighten up on the trees, absolutely breathtaking. Totally worth going on both periods, morning and evening. Even if you don’t want to pay for walking along the pathway, you can still go along the ground.
It has two styles of entrances. 1.Free entry- You can enjoy some views and walk through redwood forest. 2.Paid entry:You may walk through walk ways which made above trees, fees vary from day and night. Parking and toilet facilities available
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