Redwoods Nightlights


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Redwoods Treewalk and David Trubridge Design have partnered to create an iconic nocturnal tourism experience: the Redwoods Nightlights. Incorporating unique creations from New Zealand world-acclaimed design and sustainability champion David Trubridge; the Nightlights is one of New Zealand’s few design-led tourism experiences.

This night-time experience offer visitors and locals the opportunity to explore Rotorua’s majestic Redwood forest under the shroud of darkness; illuminated by Trubridges’ bespoke creations to create an immersive and captivating environment.

In addition to the Trubridge lighting, which encompasses 30 lanterns, over 40 infinite colour spots and feature lights will illuminate the 115-year-old redwood trees, forest ferns and pungas.

The lights are up to 2.5 meters tall and were made at the David Trubridge workshop in Hastings and assembled by a team in the forest.  Creating outdoor lighting was challenging especially for the forest environment, however, all lights were assembled and installed by hand in the forest with the team taking care not to damage the forest environment.

In 2017, David Trubridge Design won the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Award GOLD for their design of the Titi lantern. A fantastic achievement and even more reason to come and experience these beautiful and unique lanterns for yourself!


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