Bay of Plenty
Approximately 1 hour from Tauranga, Rotorua was the home of the 2006 Mountain Bike World Championships.
Rotorua boasts possession of some of the best mountain bike trails in the Southern Hemisphere, some would say the world, that has become synonymous with the city.
The Whakarewarewa Mountain Bike Trails have made Rotorua, the mountain bike MECCA of New Zealand, attracting thousands of people from all over New Zealand, and the world.
Over 60km for purpose built mountain bike trails to explore. These incomparable trails, wind and weave their way through a forest of redwood, radiata, douglas fir, eucalyptus, and larch.
Beautiful native bush, towering trees, envelop riders. Stunning views through gaps in the forest of lakes, and the looming bulk of Mount Tarawera, reward riders.
Within Whakarewarewa Forest, an extensive, and varied network of trails offer riding for all levels of ability, from novice to expert, child or adult.
Rolling beginner trails, fast flowing single track, to more technically challenging cross country trails. There is something for everyone.
With track names like Forget me Not, Sweet and Sour, Chop Suey and Rude Not To, you are guaranteed to find a ride that suits you ability and desire.