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Whararewarewa Redwoods forest canopy tours & walks

From zip lining through a redwood forest with Tours Redwoods Altitude to white water rafting the rapids, Rotorua challenges visitors to stretch their wings and give it a go. Designed mountain bike trails and walking tracks encourage visitors to get out and explore the area on foot.

All canopy walks have an admission fee. Every walk includes suspension bridges, elevated boardwalks with a maximum height of 20 metres. The Altitude Tour involves the addition of flying foxes, spirals. The Altitude tour reaches a height of 25 metres.

What does a paid canopy walk provide that a free walk cannot?
The paid Rotorua redwoods walk provides a sense of perspective with visitors up and among the trees at a height of 20 metres. The paid walk requests visitors choose between a high or low option due to the popularity of the walk. This leads to the question … are the Rotorua Redwoods crowded?
The Rotorua Redwoods are very popular. Try to avoid mid morning to mid afternoon in the summer peak season.

Whakarewarewa Redwoods Forest
Scenic highlights are the gigantic towering straight trucks of California redwood trees. The canopy of redwoods supports a flourishing native undergrowth with ferns and bushes sheltering in the shade. The visitor centre has complimentary junior explorer maps for the kids, pop in to ask questions and pick up a free map. The toilets are located next to the visitor centre.


The short easy Redwood Memorial Grove Track (2 km) flat track and remember to look upwards. You will be able to spot the canopy boardwalk and visitors traversing the suspension bridges.

There are well signposted shared trails walk / cycle throughout the 5,000 hectare forest. The walking trails are free and open to the public.

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