Tuesday, 2 February 2016
We took a day trip to Rotorua while we were away. One of the attractions we visited was The Redwoods - Whakarewarewa Forest. This grove of Californian Redwoods was planted in 1901. It was quite a different type of forest to experience walking though, compared to the New Zealand bush I am used too. Not really a lot of undergroth, dappled light coming though and just really tall straight tree trunks wherever you looked. Very calm and peaceful, and beautifully cool after being in the sun. We did the Redwood Grove Memorial Walk, which is 2.0 km long and dedicated to the men of the New Zealand Forest Service who lost their lives in the two World Wars. Lots of walking, hiking and mountain biking trails run through this forest too, as well as a treetops boardwalk, which Miss B and Mr J, had walked on earlier in the holidays with my parents.
Hopefully we will go back one day and explore one of the longer trails.