Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest

Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest information

Location
Rotorua , New Zealand
Address
Long Mile Rd
off Tarawera Rd
Telephone
+64 7 350 0110
More information
www.redwoods.co.nz
Opening hours
8.30am-5pm
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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.