Redwoods quarry lookout track

Haere mai ki te wao Tapu nui a Tane, Nau mai haere mai.

Welcome to the sacred forest.

Close to the Rotorua Central Business District on the main Tarawera highway lies a magical spot known to locals as the “Redwoods”

Insulated from a busy world by giant living statues of Californian Redwoods It’s a perfect spot to disconnect and let nature be your friend.

The canopy soaks up showers. When i’ts grey and wet outside it’s often green and dry on the walking tracks below.

I followed the quarry lookout track today. It climbs steadily up through the bush on well maintained paths to a vantage point overlooking the old rhyollite quarry, now a picnic area. On a clear day you would have magnificent views out over Rotorua and it’s lake. Although green and dry inside today the outside world was obscured by mist.

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