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Rotorua is an adventure destination without compare. At the heart of it all is the Whakarewarewa Redwood forest. With over 160km of twisting, turning mountain bike trails it's no wonder that we have quickly become one of the top riding trail networks in the world. Mountain Bike Rotorua started with a vision to provide visitors to Whakarewarewa with a level of friendly, professional service and the type of facilities that such a world class natural attraction deserves but has not until now had.

Mountain Bike Rotorua is dedicated to providing top service with Bike Hire, always stocking quality rides for a range of abilities and sizes. From trailer bikes to big downhill rigs, everyone should be looked after when they come to enjoy our backyard. Also on site is a retail store with a bike mechanic available in peak times for those last minute touch ups or repairs on the bike, and riding gear is available here for those who can't travel with every single piece of kit they own.

Working in partnership with Rotorua's leading bike tour company, Multi-Day Adventures Ltd, we offer guided bike tours, to get the most out of your time in the forest. With some of NZ’s top riders on staff, let one of our professional and knowledgeable guides take you on the tracks that are most suited to you, ensuring you have one of the best rides of your life. Tours will also touch on the history and culture of the region and discuss the features of the local environment.

Come check out our unmissable cafe on site - The WAIPA CAFE is a key part of the Mountain Bike Rotorua experience. A 364 days a year, full functioning cafe based at the forest, with some of the best food, coffee and smoothies available anywhere it would be just plain rude not to treat yourself and indulge.

Be a safe and informed Mountain Biker

Mountain biking has dangers. Proceed at your own risk and ride within your ability.

Wear an approved cycle helmet and protective clothing.

Ride in the direction of the track arrows and do not take short cuts or create new lines.

Stay on roads or designated mountain bike tracks.

Forestry roads are multi-use – beware of forestry vehicles, and give way to walkers, uphill riders and horses.

Be prepared with maps, food, water, clothing, tools and first aid appropriate to the ride you are undertaking. Always plan for the unexpected.

Do not build new tracks or modify existing tracks. Only official track developers are allowed to perform this work.

The Rotorua Mountain Bike Club and Rotorua Trails Trust were formed to advocate for and develop the sport of mountain biking in the Rotorua area. Their work involves maintaining and developing trails, athlete development, running events and cycle advocacy.

Trail Grades within Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest

GRADE 1 - BEGINNER Fairly flat, wide, smooth track or gravel road.

GRADE 2 - EASY Mostly flat with gentle climbs on smooth track with easily avoidable obstacles such as rocks and potholes.

GRADE 3 - INTERMEDIATE Steep slopes and obstacles possible on narrow track, plus poor traction.

GRADE 4 - ADVANCED Long steep climbs, narrow track, poor traction and obstacles present. Some parts may be easier to walk.

GRADE 5 - EXPERT Technically challenging, giant climbs, narrow track, drop-offs, sharp corners, some bike carrying required.

GRADE 6 - EXTREME Extremely steep sections with large drop-off s and other unavoidable obstacles. May include man-made structures and jumps.

DUAL-USE - Normally low speed trails where both walking and mountain biking are both available on dual-use tracks. Please stay in control of your bikes at all times and give way to walkers.

Mountain Bike Rotorua, we are here. Open now, servicing some of the best mountain bike trails in the world while promoting culture, sustainability and free-wheeling adventures.