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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  • I went to the Whakarewarewa forest with only a short amount of time but I'm very glad I went. The treetop tour is a great view point to take pictures of the Redwoods and to look down on the forest flo...  more »
  • We fell in love with this place. Wonder of nature! Big tall trees, fresh cool air for a lovely walk. From the Information centre we got a map showing different routes we could take. With that we ventu...  more »
  • As Californians, we were happy to see our famillar redwoods in such a splendid setting. Had a great walk through the forest while others were jogging, hiking, or just relaxing. Worth a visit.  more »