MOUNTAIN BIKE ROTORUA SHUTTLES 
SHUTTLES OPERATE 7 DAYS A WEEK, RAIN, HAIL OR SHINE. 
MOUNTAIN BIKE ROTORUA SHUTTLES

Mountain Bike Rotorua Shuttles is the provider for forest uplift services in Whakarewarewa. We take pride in offering a friendly service with knowledgable staff using a modern and more environmentally friendly fleet then we have seen before in the Forests of Rotorua.

 ORANGE TRAFFIC LIGHT 

WE HAVE ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL IN LINE WITH THE COVID PROTECTION FRAMEWORK GUIDELINES FOR OPERATING AT RED LIGHT:

  • If you have ANY cold or flu like symptoms then stay home and seek health advice.

  • Mask on - unless you’re under 12 or have an exemption wear a mask.

  • Be a good bugger - it’s not a hard ask, follow the rules and be courteous to everyone around you and life will be AWESOME! 

Our options for forest shuttles are:

Public Shuttle - Operating daily (extreme weather, harvesting or event dependant), our public shuttle service uses our modernised fleet of buses to transport customers from the intersection of Hill and Pipeline Roads to the top of a number of trails near the summit of Tawa Hill (Tawa Rd). Updates are provided on our Facebook and Instagram channels.

 

First WHAKA WAKA pickup of the day is from Wheelhouse Coffee Shop (Te Puia Southern Carpark) leaving at 10am, then Waipa Mountain Bike Carpark leaving approximately 5mins later, with the operational times being:

Public Shuttles (Main Hill, Hill Rd)

10am-3pm Mon-Fri

10am-4pm Sat-Sun

 

Public Night Shuttles (Main Hill, Hill Rd)

430pm-7pm Wed-Fri

We also have an additional TAWA WAKA service that operates Saturdays, Sundays and school/public holidays 10am-3pm from the new Te Putake o Tawa Carpark on Tarawera Rd, Rotorua. The pick up location is at the forest entrance from Te Putake o Tawa Carpark and drops at the intersection of Hill and Direct Rds (bottom of Frontal Lobotomy). The time frame from pick up to pick up again is generally 15-20mins for the bus, so does 3-4 uplifts every hour.

Tickets can be purchased from either of our bikes shop (Tawa Bike Shop or Waipa Bike Shop) or on the main Hill Rd shuttle buses (Whaka Waka). Please note that the Tawa Waka does not have ticket sales available however it is a 200m walk or ride to the Tawa Shop from that particular pick up point.

Tawa Public Shuttles

10am-3pm Sat-Sun and Holidays

 

Prices: 

1 Lift Pass - $10

5 Lift Pass - $40

10 Lift Pass - $70

20 Lift Pass - $125

50 Lift SOLO RIDER Pass - $200 (10 runs shareable)

50 Lift Pass - $250

All passes are Shareable (excluding the Solo Rider), Non-Refundable and prices include GST. Use of the shuttles is at your own risk. While Mountain Bike Rotorua Shuttles has made a significant investment to develop an efficient and safe uplift system, we will not accept liability for damage of equipment while using our services.
 

Private Bus Charter - Our fleet of buses is also available to charter privately. Carrying 24 passengers within the forest, private charters can be booked for use on the same route as the Public Shuttle option. For bookings or enquiries email shuttles@mtbrotorua.co.nz

 

3 hours - $500

6 hours - $1000

All bookings are subject to our standard booking conditions and prices include GST. Use of the shuttles is at your own risk. While Mountain Bike Rotorua Shuttles has made a significant investment to develop an efficient and safe uplift system, we will not accept liability for damage of equipment while using our services.

 

Private 4WD Charter - One of the most amazing ways to enjoy as much as the forest as you can in a short amount of time, our Private 4WD Charters allow customers to access most of the trails available via either our Squad Waka or Battle Waka. Want one of the best experiences you can have mountain biking, then book your private 4WD charter now! For bookings or enquiries email shuttles@mtbrotorua.co.nz

Prices:

Battle Waka (up to 4 riders) - $110 per hour (minimum 3 hours)

Squad Waka (up to 7 riders) - $140 per hour (minimum 3 hours)

All bookings are subject to our standard booking conditions and prices include GST. Use of the shuttles is at your own risk. While Mountain Bike Rotorua Shuttles has made a significant investment to develop an efficient and safe uplift system, we will not accept liability for damage of equipment while using our services.