The Redwoods

The Redwoods

Walking Tracks - Whakarewarewa Forest

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77 Rankers Reviews

67 Face-to-Face

12 Rotorua

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A series of walking tracks and trails through giant Californian Redwood trees

The Redwoods tracks in Rotorua's Whakarewarewa forest range from 30 minute strolls to 8 hour tramps.
This park is named after the huge Californian Redwood trees you encounter on the popular shorter walks at the Long Mile Rd entrance. A number of other exotic and native trees grow in the forest also.
Mountain biking and horse riding are allowed on designated trails.

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North IslandRotorua RegionRotorua

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  • Walking
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Mike Fricker

Ranking: 10/10

23Sept18. Great park with loads of walks. It looked like the walks would be ok in wet weather but don’t hold me to that!
It seemed that most tourists do the shorter walks. We did a longer one and most of the time felt like we were in the middle of nowhere. No chance of getting really lost though as the walks are well signed.
The visitor centre is touristy as you might imagine. We liked the look of the treetop walk but felt it a little too expensive for us and anyway the walk options are so good.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Mike Fricker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

23Sept18. Brill place with free walks. You could feel lost within the woods but the different trails are well marked.
The Centre is good but tourist orientated. We would have liked to do the treetop walk but we decided the $25 each was too much.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Chloe B

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful tracks and forest! There are many options to choose from ranging from short 30 minute walks to the 8 hour hike. Loads of bike trails around the area too. A popular place but extremely spacious to share

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Rado Hank

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Nice, relaxing day.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Francesca Scott

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A great selection of walks ranging from strolls to longer hikes, all in the beautiful forest. Wished we had time to go back and do another of the walks.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Signe Frank-Lassoe

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Great, easy and free. The trees are amazing and the one hour trail was perfect for us to bring our bany on.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Thomas Kindler

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Impressive redwood forest, just for walking, many different walks are possibly and at no cost!! Full of people though.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Michel and Susanne

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk through an amazing forest. These trees are wonderful, I can highly recommend this walkway.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Antoine

France

Ranking: 10/10

Great forest, great walk.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Suzannah Hill

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great short tree walk high in the canopy. Safe and child friendly. Informative information boards along the walk. A great hour spent.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Maaike

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

The walk was nice, but sometimes the directions was not really clear.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Jonathan Verschuuren

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice walk, although it was among non-native trees.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Evan Lloyd

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome walk through the Redwoods and up to the lookout where you can see the geyser.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Nick Morrison

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