Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua
(4.8/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • minutes from downtown rotorua, you find yourself in a cathedral environment, surrounded by towering redwoods and large umbrella ferns. Your footsteps are muted from the bark and leaves, dust rising fr...  more »
  • Great place to destress,different types of walking tracks,awesome trees,and meet friendly people,great walk 
  • Many well marked walks through beautiful forests. Well worth the stop,lots of parking and good information available.