How to Get There

The Redwoods is located just 5 km south-east of Rotorua city centre adjoining the larger Whakarewarewa Forest (The Redwoods). It takes about 5 minutes by car, 20 minutes by bike or about 1 hour to walk. The City Ride bus service also passes by the end of Long Mile Road.

By Car…

Follow the signposts as if heading to the Rotorua airport. You will be travelling on TE NGAE ROAD. At the first large round-a-bout turn RIGHT onto TARAWERA ROAD. Turn RIGHT onto LONG MILE ROAD . It is the second street on your right and has a big black and white sign on the corner that says “The Redwoods.” The Redwoods Visitor Centre and i-SITE is the only building on this road and is about 1 km from the corner.

On foot or by bike…

You can follow the same directions as above OR you can follow the scenic Rotorua Walk/Cycle way which takes you off the main roads. Join the trails on Amohau Street just outside the Sudima Hotel. Follow the blue & white walk/cycle symbols across Sulphur Bay, under Te Ngae Road and along the Puarenga Stream. At 99 Sala Street turn left across the bridge and continue following the symbols. You will walk through forest research tree trials and pop out across from the Redwoods Visitor Centre car park.

By bus…

The Cityride bus service operates Monday to Sunday, except public holidays. Take bus route three: Owhata, from the main bus stop on Pukuatua Street in the city centre. They leave every 30 minutes from 6.50 am. Hop off at the bus stop on Tarawera Road near the corner of Long Mile Road. Look for the big black & white sign that says “The Redwoods”. The Redwoods Visitor Centre and i-SITE is the only building on this road and is about 1 km walk from the corner.

GPS Coordinates…

38°09’18.97″ S    176°16’32.92″ E