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Rotorua Trails Trust 

The aim of the Rotorua Trails Trust is to 
develop a network of great multi-user trails across the splendid Rotorua district.  

Whakarewarewa Forest | The Redwoods

aka Tikorangi Forest

Redwoods I-Site & Visitor Information Centre
Long Mile Road, Rotorua
Visitor info desk/retail + 64 7 350 0110

The main gates are open for vehicle access at 5.30am and close at 8.30pm. You can walk/bike in at any time. 

The Redwoods is located 5 km south east of Rotorua city centre adjoining the larger Whakarewarewa Forest. Tokorangi Forest is a 286 ha mixed exotic forest on the southern edge of Rotorua city, and is part of the larger Whakarewarewa Forest.

Horse riding is allowed on dedicated horse trails and forestry roads.   There appears to be only 4 horse trails in this area from 30 mins to 2.5 hours 

Horse floats can be parked just down from The Redwoods Gift Shop & Visitor Centre on a grassed area under the shade of some roadside Redwoods.

The horse trails are marked from here with horse trail markers. You can enjoy a short 10 minute loop, a ride to the lower Pohaturoa lookout or ride along Tokorangi Pa Road for a variety of views of Rotorua city, lake & surrounding countryside.


Rotoehu, Kaiangaroa, Whirinaki, Whakarewarewa (excluding Redwoods), Horohoro & Waimangu Forests

Check Timberlands Website for Current Forest Conditions 

Recreational Permits are required for all recreational access.

Find out about current access, permits and conditions on the Timberlands Website -->

These are commercial forests that may be closed for logging.  There may also be closures for hunting or other dangerous activities.  Always check current permit and access conditions.

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