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 have seen the Sequoia National Park in the United States and there's a totally different League from trees. For New Zealand but also through are giant located here, a 12 m high trail in the trees are accessible. America does not know who to look at quiet that, otherwise not so great.
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  • If you are in Rotorua and want a nice walk or run, you can't go past the redwoods. Scenery is beautiful and the different trails allow different experiences. Nice walk solo or with others. 
  • This was an enjoyable walk. Trees are magnificent. Worth a stop off if you are passing. Free entry and interesting. There is a info centre gift shop that is nice too. Toilets are available and there a...  more »