Rotorua is the home of the famous Redwood Tree Walk across 28 swing bridges and 27 platforms. You are over 20 meters above the ground as you walk 700 meters across the sky. It is thrilling.
The swing bridge walking trail is shown in the first top left photo. Matt is showing you how wide these majestic redwood trees can grow. The widest tree in Rotorua is 72m tall and 12.6m wide.
It is easy to feel insignificant amongst these giant trees.
A local artist was hired to bring light art features to illuminate the redwoods at night. David Trubridge created over a dozen pieces throughout the forest.
This is the tallest platform on the redwood tree walk which requires you to climb up a long flight of swing stairs.
The biggest rule is to NOT touch the trees. It requires great restraint to not touch these beautiful trees, but the boys push the limits (they didn’t actually touch the tree).
New Zealand is doing a lot to save the forests and regrow their trees. But in the lower photo you can see what deforestation has done to this country.
A spectacular adventure and so very beautiful. There are dozens of walks in and around the redwood forest as well. We opted to do the short 30minute walk as we had to head off to the Polynesia Spa.
Events from this blog occurred in mid-March. Our blog posts run 10-12 weeks behind actual events. We take a float plane over Rotorua in our last blog post – did you miss it?