Our caving guides back at Waitomo Caves suggested we check out Whakarewarewa Forest – more commonly known as Redwood Forest – if we were looking for cool hiking options in Rotorua.
Most excellent suggestion! We only wished we had more time to spend there – we had only three hours to tread about before the light completely faded. As woods go, this was one of my favorites. The tall and broad straight-backed red woods were a majestic sight to behold, and the rain-cleansed air was redolent with the scent of the pine needles strewn all across the forest floor.
I’d ditched my tripod at home and travelled light this trip, and so pumped up the ISO on my camera as far as I dared to get these series of shots.