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Whirinaki Forest Park

Whirinaki Eco-Culture Walk

This full day walk into one of New Zealand's most remarkable native forests takes you to the heart of the Urewera Ranges.

Your guide will introduce you to the cultural and historical points of significance as you walk for about four hours between the enormous native trees to the Whirinaki Falls, and during your visit to the Department of Conservation Centre. The Jurassic canopy provided by giant totara, matai, miro, kahikatea and rimu trees supports a wealth of bird and wildlife.

On the return walk you will stop off at a natural thermal hot pool for a relaxing soak.

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Other experiences in Rotorua

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

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    Maori house in Rotorua

    Mitai Māori Night

    Mitai Māori Night

    This evening of Māori culture is both entertaining and educational. The cultural display, performed by a talented local cast, consists of the formal welcome, traditional dances and Māori weaponry display, as well as the arrival of the warriors by ancient canoe.

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You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tours below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.