• The Forest

History of Whakarewarewa Forest

Sitting in Whakarewarewa Forest, one of the oldest exotic forests in New Zealand, the area where the Treewalk now calls home was originally planted in the early 1900’s. Of the 170 different species planted, only a handful remain today – including the 6-ha stand of Californian Redwoods. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that the forest was opened to the public for recreation, and since then it has become the soul of the city attracting more than 600, 000 visitors a year.

You can find more information about the general forest and surrounds here.

 

New High Walkway

Since opening in late 2015, Redwoods Treewalk has become a world-renowned experience and established itself as a must-do Rotorua attraction. It has continued to innovate, with the introduction of the Nightlights walk in December 2016, and the new 20 m high viewing platform built in 2017 – giving visitors the opportunity to get up even higher and the chance to stand on one of two glass viewing panels and see the forest floor below.

Giant Redwood Ring

Come face to face with a piece of world history. Over 2,000 years old and 3.5 metres wide, the giant redwood ring is a log section from a massive American sequoia tree on display at Redwoods Treewalk.

View its lifespan and fascinating past as the passing of time and historical milestones on this earth is beautifully showcased across selected growth rings and the generations it has survived.

As you look right into the heartwood of its trunk, its ancient pith and the growth rings that illustrate the seasons it has endured, it is inevitable to gain an incredible sense of humility and responsibility to preserve and protect these gentle giants amongst us.

Redwoods Nightlights

The Nightlights David Trubridge

The lanterns and entry ramp you will see on the Nightlights Treewalk are designed by world-renowned designer and sustainability champion, David Trubridge.

David is an avid environmentalist and his wooden sculptural lights reflect the patterns and rhythms of nature. The wood is left naturally unfinished and the designs use only the minimum amount of materials. The design, sustainability and innovation elements form an inherent part of the experience. One of the Nightlights Titi, won a gold award at the New Zealand premiere design awards, The Best Awards.

Enjoy the amazing light display with numerous unique lanterns lighting up the forest and ferns.

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Local Forest Walks & Tracks

Relax and spend some time wandering along the easy walking tracks in the Redwoods Forest.

Ranging from 30 minutes to an hour, the Redwood Memorial Grove and Waitawa tracks offer a breathtaking experience.

Ground walks are free, but require a reasonable level of fitness and suitable footwear.

Nearby Lakes

Take a quick car trip to view our picturesque lakes. Only minutes from Redwoods Treewalk are some of the most beautiful lakes in the region.

Just a 10 minute drive from the Redwoods Forest you’ll find the Blue and Green lakes – Lake Tikitapu and Lake Rotokakahi. Walk around the edge of Lake Tikitapu enjoying native bush and the stunning lake itself.

Five minutes further down the road is the beautiful Lake Tarawera. A water taxi can take you to Hot Water Beach for a warm dip! A perfect way to wind down after the Redwoods Treewalk.

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Kia Ora to our Auckland, Raglan, Te Kauwhata, Huntly, Ngāruawāhia and Hamilton City whanau,

We know you guys must be dying to get out and about and enjoy this beautiful country of ours. We feel you, we really do and hope its not too long until we can welcome you again.

For now though, if you need to get in touch regarding an existing purchase or booking, please drop us an email at info@treewalk.co.nz and we’ll be happy to help. 

Bring on summer we say and let’s stay positive and look forward 🌞
Kia Hiwa Ra! Kia Hiwa Ra! 🌿

Tena Koutou, he rā ātaahua ki roto I te ngahere. Ko tēnei te Rāmere o Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, te Rāmere tuatahi o Mahuru Māori. Ki te kore koe i mōhio, kua whakamāoritia mātou I ngā whārangi ipurangi katoa ō tō mātou pae tukutuku. Ki te pīrangi koe te titiro, haere ki te pae tukutuku https://www.treewalk.co.nz/, runga ake I te taitara ko ngā pātene 'Māori' raua ko te 'English'. Pāwhiria te pātene 'māori' Kia whakamāoritia I ngā kupu. Ki te whakapākehā me pāwhiria I te pātene 'english'. Akona te reo.

Kia Ora everyone, it's a beautiful day in the forest. It's now Friday of 'Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori' and the first Friday of 'Mahuru Māori'. If you didn't know already, our website can now be read in both Te Reo Māori and English. To find the translation button go to our website at https://www.treewalk.co.nz/, at the top right corner you'll find two buttons saying 'Māori' or 'English'. Simply click the 'Māori' button and the website will be translated, to switch back just click the 'English' button.
We’ve been getting ready and tomorrow we reopen! See you from 9.30 am - let’s keep moving forwards in Alert Level 2 🌿 #supportlocal #rotoruanz
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Alert Level 3 is coming!

From Wednesday 01 Sept, you’ll start to see some activity at Treewalk and Redwoods Altitude as our team return to site (working in bubbles). 

We’ll be conducting routine maintenance and tidying up the business ready for when we’re able to reopen!

For now, stay safe everyone 🌿
Stretching the legs and keeping a healthy mind and soul 😏 #fanphotofriday @night_rivera 📷
* COVID ALERT LEVEL UPDATE - we are now closed *

Kia Ora,

We are moving to Alert Level 4 from 11.59 pm this evening, Tuesday 17 August 2021.

We will be closed during this time (for 3 days as we're outside of Auckland).

In terms of reopening, we await government advice in terms of alert level changes and will keep you up to date.

Stay safe whānau and Kia Kaha ❤️

For further information, please visit - https://covid19.govt.nz/
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  • Did the new Redwoods Altitude experience! Absolutely amazing! Enjoyable! Safe! Adventurous! Sam (our guide) was an wealth of insight, experience & fun! A must do!!!

    Scott
    Rotorua, New Zealand  
  • Coolest place ever! We went at dusk so did half of the walk in the day time and the other half in the semi dark when all the night lights were on! Was such a beautiful walk and loved every moment! The staff were super informative and nice. I will definitely be back in the future!

    Haytea
    Whangarei, New Zealand  
  • What an asset to Rotorua. The beauty and peaceful feeling when walking around the heights was beautiful. Thank you to our guide Izumi

    The Fullers
    Tirau, New Zealand  
  • The Redwood Forest is just stunning... The lights are just incredible and it is such a beautiful thing to be walking so high in the trees. We also went back the next day and walked around the forest - still gorgeous. Would definitely recommend.

    Sarah
    Hamilton, New Zealand  
  • This is a highlight in Rotorua. Super friendly and helpful staff. Amazing walk high through the trees. Take the high road if you dare! It's worth it.

    Trish
    Auckland, New Zealand  
  • The Redwoods Altitude tree walk is beyond amazing! It was the highlight of our tiki tour of the North Island, and if you’re a wee bit terrified of heights, it was life changing. We felt so safe while being challenged well beyond our comfort zones. The guides are great, very encouraging.

    Bethny
    Auckland, New Zealand  
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