The Redwoods Visitor Centre & Gift Shop is the best place to pop in for more information on mountain bike trails, hiking, walking and general info on the beautiful Whakarewarewa Forest. Stop in for a map, guide book or a Kids Discovery Pack - all of which will help you better explore the forest. The Redwoods Gift Shop is also the perfect place to find an extra-special keepsake to remind you of your visit. There is a mobile cafe outside, picnic and toilet facilities available as well as ample parking. we are open every day except for Christmas Day.

Summer (December to April)
Monday to Sunday - 9am to 11pm

Winter (May to November)
Monday to Sunday - 9am to 10pm

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