Rotorua attraction takes visitors to new heights

November 09, 2017

A unique 20-metre high viewing platform has been added to the Redwoods Treewalk.

Located in Rotorua’s famous Whakarewarewa Forest, Treewalk already features the world’s longest tree-suspended walkway as well as a spectacular collection of David Trubridge lanterns which provide a magical night-time experience.
 
Visitors can now go even higher, taking a suspended staircase up to a platform with glass floor panels, allowing a thrilling view of the forest floor six storeys below.
 
As with the rest of the Treewalk, the platform is ecologically friendly, suspended around a tree using slings, so as not to harm the tree. Access is included as part of the day walk entry cost.
 
Co-founder and director Bruce Thomasen says, “With bridges ranging from six to 12 metres above the ground, the Treewalk gives an amazing, elevated perspective of Rotorua’s iconic Redwoods Forest. But this new platform is even higher again – eight metres above the Treewalk – and adds yet another stunning dimension to the experience.
 
“To be able to stand on the glass and look down to the forest floor and see the trees and ferns below really gives a bird’s-eye perspective. Located only five minutes from the inner city, the Redwoods Forest is the heart and soul of Rotorua and this is a unique way to experience it.”
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