Off-leash | Loop walk or Point-to-point (up to you) | Distance: n/a | Duration: n/a | Difficulty: Easy | Good for hot days

Scion Tree Research Dog Park in Rotorua, located opposite Whakarewarewa Forest, is a hidden gem for dog lovers and their furry companions. Nestled within a lush, expansive forest, this dog park offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and well-thought-out amenities. As you and your pup stroll through the park, you’ll be surrounded by towering trees and the serene sounds of nature, creating a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

The park features well-maintained walking trails that cater to both leisurely walks and more adventurous hikes, making it suitable for dogs of all sizes and energy levels. Scion Research Park is an off-leash area where your dog can run freely and play with other dogs, giving them a chance to socialize and burn off some energy.

Benches are strategically placed along the trails, providing comfortable spots for you to relax while keeping an eye on your pup. There are also convenient waste disposal stations to help keep the park clean and enjoyable for everyone.

One of the standout features of Scion Tree Research Dog Park is its commitment to sustainability and environmental research. The park is part of a larger research facility focused on tree health and conservation, adding an extra layer of significance to your visit. So, if you’re in Rotorua and looking for a dog-friendly spot that combines nature, fun, and a touch of science, Scion Tree Research Dog Park is a must-visit!

Scion Tree Research Park is just on the other side of the street of Whakarewarewa Forest with its massive network of walking trails (on-leash), as well as dog-friendly Eastwood Cafe.

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