Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest
More than 500m is traversed on this suspended walkway combining 21 wooden bridges between century-old redwood trees. Most of the pathway...
Rotorua’s main drawcard is Te Whakarewarewa (pronounced 'fa-ka-re-wa-re-wa'), a thermal reserve 3km south of the city centre. This...
Whakarewarewa Thermal Village is a living village where tangata whenua (the locals) still reside, as they have for centuries. The...
Holiday Inn Rotorua
Entertaining shows including a live performance from local Māori performers and a hangi . Note that shows do not run daily and are...
Mistress of Cakes
Fab muffins, slices, biscuits, scones and quiches, too, all homemade with local ingredients. Mistress of Cakes is now in a new location...
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Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest information
This magical forest park is 3km southeast of town on Tarawera Rd. It was originally home to over 170 tree species planted from 1899 to see which could be grown successfully for timber. Mighty Californian redwoods give the park its grandeur today. Walking tracks range from a half-hour wander through the Redwood Grove to a whole-day route to the Blue and Green Lakes. Most walks start from the Redwoods i-SITE . A recent addition is the spectacular Redwoods Treewalk .
Aside from walking, the park is great for picnics, and is acclaimed for its accessible mountain biking. Mountain Bike Rotorua and Planet Bike offer bike hire, across the park off Waipa State Mill Rd.