• top things to do in rotorua at night

    Redwoods Nightlights

    Where forest and fantasy come to life







  • 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. It 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 28 suspension bridges and 27 platforms, and takes about 40 minutes to complete (from the first bridge). It is perfect for those looking for things to do in Rotorua at night!

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

More info & advice here

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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 is best for OFF PEAK periods

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

  • Adult (16+ years): $40 / $65
  • Child (5-15 years): $25 / $40
  • Families (1 Adult & up to 3 Children): $85 / $129
  • Families (2 Adults & up to 3 Children): $115 / $189
  • Children under 5: FREE
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Nighttime (Fast Pass)

Fast Pass is best for PEAK PERIODS

Allows you to book a specific date and time for entry

  • Adult (16+ years): $45
  • Child (5-15 years): $30
  • Families (1 Adult & up to 3 children): $105
  • Families (2 Adults & up to 3 children): $135
  • Children under 5: FREE
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We are OPEN rain or shine 🌧️ 

Here are some pro rainy day tips -

💧 Chuck on a good raincoat
💧 Shoes with good grip are recommended 
💧 Take your time and soak up the forest ambience
🌲Redwoods Treewalk & Winter School Holidays! 🏫

Looking for a magical winter adventure for the school holidays? Join us at Redwoods Treewalk and experience the breathtaking beauty of the forest from above! 🌲🌌

Bundle up and bring the family for an unforgettable journey among the giants. Our Treewalk is perfect for all ages and a fantastic way to enjoy the natural wonder of the Redwoods in the crisp winter air ❄️
We hope everyone had a lovely weekend, and safe travels to all those heading home today! ✨🌿
✨✨✨ Kia Ora - we are definitely OPEN AS NORMAL on Matariki weekend (including Friday) ✨✨✨

✨ Fast Pass is SOLD OUT Fri - Sat 

but ....

✨ General Admission (GA) tickets are always available (online and onsite)

We do expect to be VERY BUSY, so when you visit at night using a GA ticket, don't rush down at sunset as everyone has the same idea. 

If you are hoping to avoid a significant wait time, please arrive closer to the last ticket sold time.
Start your weekend with a serene adventure at Redwoods Treewalk! 🌲✨ Enjoy a peaceful walk among the majestic redwoods - perfect for a relaxing escape!

Who’s joining us? 🌿 #RedwoodsTreewalk #WeekendAdventure #NatureEscape

@abigailhannnah 📷
Beautiful @davidtrubridge lanterns lighting up the cold winter nights at Treewalk 📷@lucyschultzphotography
Frosty mornings in the trees - you just can't beat those rays! ☀️
See the iconic Redwoods from a new perspective 🌿
How stunning is this! The Aurora Australis with our Treewalk Nightlights ✨

📸 | @milesinkilometers
  • 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