The Whakarewarewa Forest is primarily a productive plantation forest where all facets of the forestry
management cycle can be seen from time to time. However the forest is also a place where people can enjoy and explore the forest environment through various recreational activities. So that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience, please respect the code below:
- There are tracks specifically designed just for walkers, for bikers and for horses. Keep to your dedicated tracks.
- Forestry roads are multi-use. Beware of forestry vehicles using the roads.
- Keep left unless passing. Slow down and communicate when passing others.
- Obey all forestry signage. Tracks and roads may be closed or diverted at any time for maintenance, forestry operations or safety reasons.
- NEVER light fires.
- Remove rubbish and keep streams and lakes clean.
- Protect plants and animals.
- Respect our cultural heritage.
- First Aid is available from The Redwoods Gift Shop & Visitor Centre on Long Mile Rd. Contact + 64 7 350 0110
- The emergency telephone number in New Zealand is: 111.
- This can be dialled free from any phone.
- Main access gates to the car parks are open:
5.30am to 8.30pm at the entry to The Redwoods on Long Mile Rd
6.00am to 8.30pm at the entry to the Rotorua Mountain Bike carpark on Waipa State Mill Rd.
- There is no vehicle access into the forest for the general public.
- Please read signs located at main access points and within the forest for additional information and safety notices.