Visitor Centre

Originally opened as a forestry information centre in 1978, the now ‘Redwoods Visitor Centre and I-Site’ offers forest information and much more to help you make the most of your forest experience.

The friendly staff can provide information on all recreational activities, up to date information on tracks and forestry operations, and offer advice and local knowledge not only about the forest but about other recreational opportunities and attractions around Rotorua. As an I-Site they also provide a booking service for attractions around Rotorua, buses and the ferry crossing.

There is a model of the forest and various displays. It is also an ideal place to stock up on refreshments and snacks for your adventure.

The lovely Gift Shop within the Visitor Centre specialises in New Zealand made giftware inspired by nature, including a wide range of native wooden gifts. Many pieces are individually hand crafted and are totally unique.