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. Put Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest and other Rotorua attractions into our Rotorua tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We went at night when the whole tree walk experience was lit up with lights...it felt so magical! Took about 30 mins to walk around.  more »
  • There are several options in Radford pecking we don't have much time to take advantage of a 30-minute course, turns on the lights when the sun sets, having nabbed so bad! Available free of charge, so please keep them ^ ^
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  • We made first drive on bridges suspended between the trees (the ticket cost borders on the absurd, but on vacation ...) and then a walk in the Woods (free). Is a charming place and recommend it to those who love nature.
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Rotorua has a range of different accommodations, mainly centered around the lake itself. In this downtown area you will find luxury hotels and hostels, many benefitting from good views of the surrounding scenery. Farther out of the town, comfortable motels offer those with a car a good option for setting up a base from which to explore the area. Campers and others wanting to enjoy the outdoors as soon as possible can opt for campsites and RV parks, all best accessed by car or taxi.
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