Rotorua's Treetop WalkwayRotorua has a stellar reputation as New Zealand’s thermal paradise, but it’s also home to The Redwoods and a new treetop walkway.
Located just 5 minutes from downtown Rotorua is the Whakarewarewa Forest, where you can find The Redwoods, a grove of California coastal redwood trees. Planted in 1901, these seriously impressive giants now stand up to 72 metres high, with waistlines of up to 2 metres. The forest has a plethora of walkways and hiking trails, from the popular Redwood Memorial Grove track that is a relaxing 30 minute stroll to day long hikes into areas of the forest that offer magnificent views of Lake Rotorua.
But to enjoy more elevated views of the forest, the Redwoods Treewalk is a half kilometre walkway of 21 suspension bridges, traversing the gaps between 22 of the majestic redwood trees. The highest point of the walkway is 12 metres above ground level where you are literally surrounded by towering tree trunks. It’s an easy 30 minute eco walk, very family friendly and there is café, toilets and ample car parking on site.
It’s a lot of fun, interesting, educational and a redefines Rotorua as an outstanding geothermal resort with some really impressive dimensions.
Enjoy a holiday with the family this summer!This summer, bring the family together and enjoy New Zealand’s great outdoors. As we like to call it “the Kiwi backyard”, there are a myriad of things to see and do for the family. Visiting places such as Auckland, the Coromandel, Rotorua,... read more
We enjoyed all the hotels you picked for us, specially in Taupo (Suncourt Hotel and Conference Centre), Queenstown (Aspen Hotel Queenstown) and Franz Josef (Punga Grove). The rooms were amazing and the views were beautiful.
The car rentals were flawless as well. They gave us a Nissan Qashqai in both Auckland and Queenstown.
The itinerary you proposed for us was spot on. The domestic flight in the middle of the trip helped because it shortened a bit our total driving time. Queenstown is a great city and it was a very good idea to spend a few more days there. Greymouth was the only town where we didn't find that many things to do, but it was a convenient stopover between Franz Josef and Christchurch.
The activities you booked for us also turned out as planned, including Tamaki Maori Village, for which we had made those awkward reservations...
Again, thanks so much for assisting us on our first visit to New Zealand!
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