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"The most fun you can have on two wheels with a mouthful of mud. Love this place I wish we had trails this good in Aus."
- Gary Walker, Brisbane, Australia
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Owned and operated by local brothers, Tak and Tu Mutu, the Mountain Bike Rotorua whānau (family) is one that was born from an ethos of ensuring that every experience is always about the people first. Our crew of professional and personable guides carry on the traditional beliefs of Māori such as Manaakitanga (caring for those around us), Kaitiakitanga (protecting our planet and people) and Whanaungatanga (creating lasting relationships with those we bring in to our lives).

Mountain Bike Rotorua is dedicated to providing top service with Retail, Shuttles, Tours, Skills Clinics and our primary service of Bike Hire, always stocking quality rides for a range of abilities and sizes. From trailer bikes to all-mountain enduro 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. Riding gear is available here for those who can't travel with every single piece of kit they own.


Rotorua is an adventure destination without compare. At the heart of it all is the Whakarewarewa Redwood forest. With over 200km 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.



Along with her natural beauty, the true strength of our forest is that it caters to all levels of Mountain Bike interest. It doesn't matter if you've never been mountain biking before or if you live, eat, breathe and dream about your next MTB fix, Whakarewarewa Forest has trails for you. With more than 200kms of mountain biking trail loop options for you to choose and explore you can opt to hire our bikes for 2 hours, half day, full day, or go on multi-day adventures.



Our staff range from downhill extreme riders to leisure trail enthusiasts. With our knowledgeable staff and our resources, we will be able to point you in the right direction for whatever activities you wish to partake in. Whether you are seeking advice on accommodation in Queenstown, activities in Taupō, somewhere good to eat in Hamilton or just a friendly chat about our favourite trails to ride, we are there to help in what ever way we can. Come and chat to one of our friendly staff and we’ll see you right.


To compliment our professional facilities we have a small retail shop with a range of product such as bike tubes, pumps, helmets, gloves, tools and lubrication as well as some custom Mountain Bike Rotorua clothing. So if you have come for the weekend and forgotten one of your essentials then come and see us, we are sure we can help you.


Rounding out the MTB Rotorua Hub we have the unique  WHEELHOUSE COFFEE SHOP at Te Puia in the Southern Carpark (next to the big roundabout). Try our world famous Banana Coffee Smoothies or get your coffee fix before heading out riding or walking on the trails of the Titokorangi and Whakarewarewa Forests. Wheelhouse Coffee Shop uses Mourea Coffee beans. We love the Rottweiler roast - a mixed origin dark roast for the avid coffee drinker, this one has bite!


Waipa Bike Shop

9am-4pm Monday-Friday
9am-5pm Saturday-Sunday

Tawa Bike Shop

9am-3pm Friday-Sunday and Holidays


Wheelhouse Coffee Shop

7:30am-3pm 7 Days

Main Hill (Hill Rd) Public Shuttles

10am-3pm Monday-Thursday

10am-7pm Friday

10am-4pm Saturday-Sunday

Tawa Waka Public Shuttles

10am-3pm Friday-Sunday and Holidays


With two handy rental locations and a delivery service for Skyline Mountain Bike Rotorua is your easy choice for bike hire to ride the awesome trails of the Rotorua region.

Our main site and the entrance to the world famous Whakarewarewa Forest, Waipa is a short 5 minute from the centre Rotorua. Simply head South towards Taupo past Te Puia Geothermal Park. Turn left on to Waipa State Mill Rd and you'll find us 200m from the main highway, on the left.


Skyline Rotorua is now home to New Zealand's first year-round Gondola assisted bike lift, accessing world-class downhill mountain biking.

We operate a drop off service for Skyline so please book in advance and our team will meet you at Skyline with your booked bike.


Te Putake o Tawa is the new recreational car park built to help with ever increasing number of users of the Whakarewarewa Forest. Located at the base of popular tracks such as Eagle vs Shark and Te Rua, our new Tawa Shop provides bike hire and retail 7 days a week. Stay tuned for a new shuttle service to start there soon too!!


Based at Te Puia Southern Carpark, Wheelhouse Coffee Shop uses Mourea Coffee beans. We offer two coffee experiences for you to choose from; 

Rottweiler - a mixed origin dark roast for the avid coffee drinker, this one has bite!

Dr Ropata - a single origin Guatemala medium roast bean for the more common kiwi palette.

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