A new Rotorua attraction is taking visitors to new heights

A new Rotorua attraction is taking visitors to new heights


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

Located in Rotorua’s famous Redwood Whakarewarewa Forest the Treewalk already features the world’s longest tree suspended walkway as well as a spectacular collection of David Trubridge lanterns to provide an other-worldly night experience.
 
Visitors to the Treewalk can now go even higher via a suspended staircase, onto a 30m2 platform. The platform lets those looking for more of a thrill can stand on one of two glass viewing panels to see the forest floor six stories below them.
 
The new platform, as with the rest of the Treewalk is ecologically friendly - suspended around one of the largest trees in the Redwood Treewalk zone 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 6m to 12m above the ground, the Treewalk gives an amazing, elevated perspective of Rotorua’s iconic Redwood Forest. But this new platform is even higher again, 8m 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 5 minutes from the inner city, the Redwood Forest is the heart and soul of Rotorua and this is a unique way to experience it.”