Hidden amongst beautiful native bush on the edge of the Mamaku Ranges, a recent addition is our Rainforest Treetops Walk.
A first for Rotorua, the solid boardwalk is up to six metres (20 feet) off the ground in places, putting you right up in the tree canopy.
The elevated walkway winds around mature native Tawa trees several hundred years old, through tangled vines and native plants, before lowering back down to ground level and exiting alongside a peaceful stretch of the Ngongotaha Stream.
Many of the native trees and plants are easily identified with signage - telling of the traditional uses by the Maori people and numerous other interesting facts.
Wild native birds like Tui, Bellbirds, Fantails and Pigeons frequent the bush around the treetops walk. Bird snares (Waka Kereru or Pigeon trough) that were once used by the Maori to attract birds to be captured and eaten, are now used as feeding troughs to attract them further.
How the Treetops was built