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Whakarewarewa Forest - Tītokorangi Dr

Access Whakarewarewa Forest Trails through the famous Redwood trees at Rotorua


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Whakarewarewa Forest, also known as The Redwoods, is a mecca for mountain bikers. With over 150 kilometers of continually evolving trails, Rotorua is renowned as a premier riding destination. The forest offers master-crafted trails with varying topography, unbeatable riding surfaces, and fantastic scenery.

There are trails here that suit everyone from beginners, young children and family groups to experts seeking extreme action.

There are several entrance points to the forest but this one is located in a Redwood tree plantation, where the popular tree walk attraction is located.

Thanks to Rotorua Trust for supporting this work

Know before you go...


  • The forest is also used for walking and horse riders

  • On shared use trails watch and listen for other users and give way

  • Do not ride trails that are dedicated for walking or horse riding

  • Follow trail arrows, ride in the direction indicated by track arrows and avoid shortcuts

  • Stay on designated tracks. Forestry roads are multi-use - be cautious of forestry vehicles

  • Be prepared, carry maps, food, water, clothing, tools, and first aid appropriate for your ride

  • Emergency Numbers: Call 0800 WHAKA1 for First Aid support


  • Parking - Several accessible parking spaces. Gate Hours - 6am to 10.30pm

  • Toilets - There are two accessible toilets by the iSite visitor centre

Food options

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Soakhole Climb

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Split Enz

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Forest Loop

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Getting there

  • By car click here to get driving directions to get you to the Redwoods visitor centre on Tītokorangi Dr

  • There is usually plenty of parking

  • There are a number of cycling paths to get you here from central Rotorua


There are plenty of accomodation options available which are an easy riding distance from Waipa.

The Destination Rotoura site covers many of the options including hotels, camping grounds and holiday homes.

Several booking sites including AirBNB can filter results by specific accessibility features.


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