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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  • A refreshing experience after visiting several more touristy attractions.... good hiking! You can go for a short hike or a substantial one....  more »
  • A good way to spend a spare hour or two. The Redwood forest is near Rotorua Town Centre. The skywalk is worth doing as the view from the canopy is different to walking in the forest below. There are a...  more »
  • You must go And ride these trails! The experience of testing your limits on winding and exhilarating single track trails in these forests is amazing. The tracks they have built in here are astounding.  more »
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