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While Ro­torua on New Zealand’s North Is­land is best known for its gey­sers and

Ma¯ori her­itage, there is a lot more to see and ex­pe­ri­ence. For vis­i­tors who want to get ac­tive, the Red­woods and Whakare­warewa For­est is the place to go. The for­est is best known for its well-main­tained net­work of su­perb moun­tain bik­ing and walk­ing tracks and for its spec­tac­u­lar stand of Cal­i­for­nian Coast Red­woods. The Red­woods Tree­walk should not be missed, a 553-me­tre long walk con­sist­ing of 21 sus­pen­sion bridges up to 12 me­tres above the ground travers­ing be­tween 22 Cal­i­for­nian coastal red­woods. There is also a mag­i­cal night­light op­tion with the for­est and ferns il­lu­mi­nated by 30 sus­pended lanterns. For more ac­tion, take to two wheels on one of the old­est moun­tain bike net­works in the coun­try, with 130 km of con­tin­u­ally evolv­ing trails, ca­ter­ing for all lev­els. red­;

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