1. New Zealand
  2. Bay of Plenty Region
  3. Rotorua
  4. Whirinaki Forest Park

Rotorua: Full-Day Hiking Tour in Whirinaki Forest

Product ID: 386843
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Become engulfed in nature as you discover towering trees, flowing waterfalls, and unique biodiversity on this guided day hike in the magnificent Whirinaki forest.
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

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  • Explore the unique Whirinaki forest with a local knowledgable guide
  • Marvel at 500+ year-old trees that stand 60 meters tall
  • Enjoy lunch al fresco at a stunning waterfall
  • Discover native wildlife in their natural environment
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Explore the majestic Whirinaki Forest on a guided 4-hour hike amongst the awe-inspiring trees for which the lush rainforest is best known. This impressive forest is unlike any other and if you are lucky you might spot some of New Zealand's rarest birds which have made the dense woods their habitat. 

On your hike around this unspoiled, old rainforest surrounded by towering five-hundred-year-old trees and rushing rivers you will discover what a biodiversity hotspot these woods are. Hear rare birds calling overhead as you make your way to a beautiful waterfall, by which you will eat your lunch.

Learn about the conservation efforts being made in the park from your knowledgeable guide as well as the flora and fauna you see as you move around the forest. Expect to see trees such as rimu, kahikatea, miro, and matai. Additionally, if you are lucky you may spot some rare birds as well such as kaka (North Island parrot), yellow-crowned kakariki (parakeet), and toutouwai (North Island robin).
  • 4-hour guided hike
  • National Park Fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Unaccompanied minors
Know before you go
Moderate fitness is required for this day hike

From US$ 244.50 per person