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.
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Thank you again for the refund on the motel at Kaiteriteri, much appreciated as it did cover the cost of the Greymouth motel.
People keep asking me what were the highlights of the trip, and it's very hard to say. I just loved the country, so beautiful, unpopulated, and with friendly people everywhere. We were challenged to our limits by the Tongariro Crossing, saw amazing wildlife - blue penguins, seals, Albatross, kiwis and enjoyed great food everywhere as the quality of your fish, lamb and steak is of the highest. We had the best fish and chips ever in the shop in Portobello!
The three places I would have loved to spend more time in were Portobello, Kaiteriteri (to walk the whole of the Abel Tasman which is so beautiful) and Whitianga as again, the Coromandel is an incredibly beautiful area. While we were there we had a wonderful afternoon at The Lost Spring, with fantastic massages - would definitely recommend that to everyone!
We enjoyed it all and I, at least, have been left wanting to see and do more, so who knows, might be back!
Thanks again for all your superb work on our behalf, which made it all so smooth and easy for us.
Hope all is well with you, Very best wishes,
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