Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua

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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.
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  • We did the evening stroll across the bridges so that we could see the magnificent lights that are placed in the trees. The bridges are narrow and will only hold eight people at a time. Which makes for...  more »
  • we went to red wood 3 times during our stay in Rotorua (3 nights and 4days) Every time we go there it was different and gave us peaceful and amazing time. Amazed with tall, straight red woods and appr...  more »
  • I regularly walk in the forest either by myself or with family and friends. It is very beautiful and peaceful and no charge. Great parking and there is a cafe on site. A great place to connect with na...  more »
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