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Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua

This Treewalk in New Zealand is one of the longest raised walkways in the world

Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua is a unique hiking trail in New Zealand. It's a path through 115-year-old coastal redwood trees in the majestic Redwood Forest. The path through 22 burgen over a total length of 533 meters. In the evening, the trees are artistically illuminated. It gives a good indication of New Zealand's mystical power.

If you want to discover New Zealand's old-growth forests, the Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua is for you. You can visit it both during the day and in the evening. When it is very different.


Redwoods Forest was already a beloved attraction with those who are into ancient forests. But just recently, this forest has a new drawcard: a boardwalk amongst the trees made up of 23 bridges between 22 trees. It’s between 6 and 12 metres off the ground, so you’ll get a great impression of the size of the trees in this forest. The length of the tree walk is 533 metres.

Totally different in the evening

The New Zealand designer David Trubridge saw the path in the daytime, and was immediately curious what the path would look like at night time. So he placed thirty timber lanterns of more than 2 metres each in the forest, as well as around 40 coloured lights.

Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua in the evening. ©ZCHE

Now visitors can experience this mighty forest at night as well. There are gentle lights as well as brightly coloured lights, and most visitors are very impressed by it.

How do I get there?

The Redwoods Treewalk is just outside of Rotorua. You can visit the forest any time of day, but the most enchanting time is when it’s dark. The lights are on until 10 pm in summer and 8 pm in winter.

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