A  LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE MOUNTAIN BIKE ROTORUA WHANAU

"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
 

WHAKAREWAREWA, REDWOOD FOREST

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 you live, eat, breathe and dream about your next MTB fix, Whakarewarewa Forest has trails for you. With more than 160kms 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 CAFES

Rounding out the MTB Rotorua Hub we have the unique REDWOODS CAFE at the Redwoods Visitor Information Centre and our brand new WHEELHOUSE COFFEE SHOP at Te Puia in the Southern Carpark (next to the big roundabout. Try our world famous Banana Coffee Smoothies, epic Sundaes or get your coffee fix before heading our riding or walking on the trails of the Titokorangi and Whakarewarewa Forests. 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.

ABOUT US

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 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, and riding gear is available here for those who can't travel with every single piece of kit they own.

Getting ready to go riding
ROTORUA
 
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.

FAMILY BUSINESS

Owned and operated by local brothers, Tak and Tu Mutu, the Mountain Bike Rotorua whanau (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 Maori 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)

LOCATION

 

With two handy rental locations, Mountain Bike Rotorua is your easy choice for bike hire to ride the awesome trails of the Rotorua region.

Waipa Bike Shop

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 Gravity Park

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.

WEBSITE ENQUIRY

FOREST INFORMATION

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 Taupo, somewhere good to eat in Hamilton or just some friendly chat about our favourite trails to ride are, 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.

RETAIL SHOP

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.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Waipa Bike Shop

9am-4pm - 7 Days

Tawa Bike Shop

9am-3pm - Saturday and Sunday

Redwoods Cafe

10am-3pm - 7 Days

 

Wheelhouse Coffee Shop

7:30am-3pm - 7 Days

Hill Rd Public Shuttles

10am-3pm - Monday-Thursday

10am-6pm - Friday

10am-4pm - Saturday-Sunday

Tawa Waka Public Shuttles

10am-3pm - Weekends and Holidays

Tawa Bike Shop

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!!

Wheelhouse Coffee Shop

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.

Redwoods Cafe

We have the unique Redwoods Cafe at the Redwoods Visitor Information Centre. Serving Rocket Coffee, stop by to get your caffeine, smoothie or dessert fix before heading out or after spending time in the awesome Titokorangi and Whakarewarewa Forests. 

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