Friday, May 26, 2017
Redwood Forest (Whakarewarewa) - Rotorua
While out at Rotorua last week one place we visited was the Redwood Forest (Whakarewarewa). 6 ha of Redwood trees scattered in close proximity to each other that grow so tall and leafy.
Apparently 170 trees were planted in the early 1900s and only a handful are still there today. This one is one of New Zealand's Ponga tree ferns.
We could't believe how cold it was while walking along this track. The temperature for the day was around 8 deg celsius. I should've taken a jacket.
Sad to see quite a few mushrooms and toadstools had been squashed and stood on, this was the only one I could find.
This track we walked took about half an hour but there were various other tracks there too.
One of the main attractions there was the treetop walk which costs around $25 NZD which we weren't going to pay, we were just as happy on the ground - besides I'm scared of heights so that left me out.
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