Bay of Plenty
The Whirinaki Forest Mountain Bike Track is purpose built and weaves through one of the most spectacular and interesting forests in the world. The track is designed for the eco mountain bike rider and requires a medium fitness and skill level (grade 2-3) . The track is 16 km and most people complete it in 2 - 4 hours. Shorter sections of the Track can also be ridden.
Tall trees, rushing rivers, special plants and animals, a wide variety of habitats and fascinating past combine to create Whirinaki Forest park. This was one of New Zealand''s most famous conservation battlegrounds, where people actively fought to save a magnificent native forest.
It is approximately 2.5 hrs drive from Tauranga, so if you want a world calls experience without the crowds this one is for you.