• top things to do in rotorua at night

    Redwoods Nightlights

    Where forest and fantasy come to life

    (plan ahead – we are VERY BUSY at nighttime with significant wait times exceeding 1-hour)


  • 700 metres long
  • 28 swing bridges
  • 20 metres high
  • 120 year old trees
  • 34 Laterns

Enchanting. Magical. Mesmerising.

Redwoods Nightlights is one of New Zealand’s top design led tourism experiences that features 34 exquisite lanterns designed by world-renowned designer and sustainability champion David Trubridge. Floating between 9-20 metres above the forest floor, this award-winning, eco-tourism walk is 700 metres long, spans across 28 suspension bridges and 27 platforms and takes about 40 minutes to complete. Perfect for those looking for things to do in Rotorua at night

* Two ticket options at night – General Admission & Fast Pass *

* We have entered our peak period (from Dec 2023) and General Admission wait times every night will be significant in excess of 1-hour  *

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Redwoods Nightlights Treewalk Highlights

  • Magical 30-40-minute Nightlights Treewalk
  • One of New Zealand’s top design led tourism experience
  • Illuminated 700-metre-long forest walkway
  • Features 34 exquisite lanterns by world-renowned designer David Trubridge
  • Unique evening experience for all ages
  • Open every season, all year-round
  • One of the top things to do in Rotorua at night

This award-winning, eco-tourism walk is suitable for families and accessible for all who can walk unaided. We also have purpose-built baby strollers available free for guests to use.

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Nighttime (General Admission)

General Admission (best for off peak periods)

Night OR Day / Night AND Day Combo (General Admission) –

  • Adult (16+ years): $39 / $60
  • Child (5-15 years): $24 / $36
  • Families (1 Adult & up to 3 Children): $79 / $124
  • Families (2 Adults & up to 3 Children): $109 / $175
  • Children under 5: FREE
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Nighttime (Fast Pass)

Fast Pass is best for peak periods (we are now in the peak period from Dec 2023)

Allows you to book a specific date and time for entry

  • Adult (16+ years): $44
  • Child (5-15 years): $29
  • Families (1 Adult & up to 3 children): $99
  • Families (2 Adults & up to 3 children): $129
  • Children under 5: FREE
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Visiting at night? 🌙 

We continue to be busy with wait times up to 1 hour each evening, so we recommend -

💡 Booking a Fast Pass in advance of your visit for a specific date and time (online only)

💡 Arriving after 10 PM for General Admission entry. The last ticket sold time onsite is 11.30 PM (Mon-Fri, Sun) and 12.30 AM (half past midnight) (Sat)

Enjoy the walk ❤️
Colours in the forest 🌿
Those early mornings on Treewalk.. 😍
Twilight magic 🪄✨🌙
Summer days spent in the trees 😍
Auckland Anniversary Hours - 9 AM - 12.30 AM (half past midnight) on Sat 27th & Sun 28th and 9 AM - 11.30 PM on Mon 29th. Nighttime will be VERY BUSY, expect a wait time of at least 1 hour, so please plan ahead.

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Looking to escape the summer sun for a bit? 🥵
The forest is a wee bit cooler, so head in and have a breather! 🌲
Meri Kirihimete | Merry Christmas 🎄

Today we're closed for Christmas Day, but we'll be back tomorrow from 9 AM

Over the next few weeks we'll be extremely busy with significant wait times in excess of 1 hour, *especially at night*

Our hours from 26 Dec 23, will be 9 AM - 12.30 AM (half past midnight) - last ticket sold time onsite

🎟️ General Admission - we strongly advise you arrive as close to the last ticket sold time as possible to avoid a significant wait time for the nighttime walk

🎟️ Fast Pass - check-in with our Treewalk team 15-mins before your booked time slot and allow time for parking onsite

Make it the #bestsummerever 🌞
Rotorua NZ
Christmas has arrived early at the night walk 🎄

We have free popcorn for kids, a movie playing, and food carts on-site! 🍿 🎥 🍗 

General Admission entry has *significant* waits every night now ⚠️

#protip for General Admission – don’t rush down at sunset as everyone has the same idea. If you are hoping to avoid significant wait times, arrive closer to the last ticket sold time (https://www.treewalk.co.nz/faqs/)

Fast Pass is available but book online ASAP as availability is limited
⭐️ Heads up! ⭐️

On Wednesday 13 December 2023 - Treewalk will be opening at 10.30AM due to staff training taking place in the morning 📚

We will see you then!
  • Did the new Redwoods Altitude experience! Absolutely amazing! Enjoyable! Safe! Adventurous! Sam (our guide) was an wealth of insight, experience & fun! A must do!!!

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Auckland, New Zealand  
  • "perfection" This experience was a true 10/10 for us. The perspective and views it offers of the grove are spectacular and unique. The actual bridge crossings and zip-lining very quickly went from potential impediments to accentuating the experience. Our guides, Jordan and Nicole, were the absolute best. If you were on the fence, go for this one. It's incredibly clear that the altitude team is there to make sure your experience will be like ours -- spectacularly unforgettable.

    Pennsylvania, USA