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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  • Don't miss the mountain biking at the redwoods, and take your kids there too. There's all levels. If you're not partial to climbing steep hills, get the shuttle to the top (think it's $10) & then you ...  more »
  • We arrived at 8.30pm to do the Treetop walk, it was perfect because we had some light at the beginning before completing the walk in the dark with the new lights which were stunning. We also went back...  more »
  • Very nice and large city nearby forest. It offers courses both for walkers, cyclists and riders. The paths are different and well indicated. Various routes on foot offered. The trees are beautiful, quiet place. Ability to walk between the trees by a suspended way of day and night (extra charge).
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