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Half-Day Self-Guided Mountain Bike Journey through Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest
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Half-Day Self-Guided Mountain Bike Journey through Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest

By Mountain Bike Rotorua- Day Tours
Recommended by 96% of travellers
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Ages 5-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 4h
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  • Use of Bike and Helmet
  • Self-Guided Bike tour
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide


Start:
  • 33 Waipa State Mill Road, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3073, New Zealand
    Departure Point: Mountain Bike Rotoura Address: 33 Waipa State Mill Road, Rotorua Directions: Head down State Highway 5, to Taupo, there's 'Mountain Biking' on your left (approximately 3km after passing Te Puia). Dates: Daily (excluding Christmas Day) Return point: Dame departure location
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37831P1

    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Half-Day Self-Guided Mountain Bike Journey through Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest?
    Half-Day Self-Guided Mountain Bike Journey through Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest price starts from $56.05. Discover and book Half-Day Self-Guided Mountain Bike Journey through Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest on Tripadvisor
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    • Mountain Bike Rotorua- Day Tours
      443
      Rotorua, New Zealand
      Joined in September 2012
    • Susan D
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      So awesome!
      Well run half day tour for our group of four who are in decent shape and bike flat trails but by no means are seasoned bikers. Our guide Marcello was great! He selected a nicely challenging path that was doable for us and fun with a few scenic stops. The bikes are top notch and definitely built for these amazing trails. 10/10 would do again BUT would make sure we scheduled a soak afterwards at the Secret Spot hot tubs right across the parking lot.
      Written 12 March 2024
    • 468leah
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must
      We hired a couple of e-bikes from Mountain Bike Rotorua and had an amazing day in the Redwoods. A must, if you are around this area. The staff was super kind and helpful. Thank you so much for an amazing experience.
      Written 17 January 2024
    • Face_The_Elements
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An adventure for all bikers!
      We grabbed some bikes from Mountain Bike Rotorua and explored the nearby paths. The trail options in the area cater to all skill levels, and the bikes' handled very well on every trail we conquered. The quality of mountain bikes they provided us with were excellent! Highly recommend for a fantastic biking adventure!
      Written 9 November 2023
    • Socialmediasux
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A quick fix to many a mechanical problem
      Compliments to Craig and the crew at the bike shop for getting us back and rolling so fast. On the spot repairs across several different visits and a great service. Thanks.
      Written 10 October 2023
    • 391lucindaj
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic ride
      We loved the mountain bike park even in the rain (tbh it was better as mud mud mud) so recommend this to anyone coming to Rotorua
      Written 4 January 2023
    • sambob135
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      great tracks and service
      great range of all grades. good service with bikes, shuttle and hire. Just wish cafe was open later.
      Written 25 June 2022
    • DZRLuspay
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great authentic forest trail riding experience
      Incredible, authentic forest trail only defined by wear as opposed to commercially laid pathways. We only have over an hour to bike so did the so-called kids trail twice! So much FUN! I wonder how adventurous the “adult trails” might be after that experience. Bike and tyre quality is high so whilst you are dropping down hill parts and biking over big branches, rocks and debris at speed, you are still safe :). Great value too for $39.00 for 2-hours. All three of us loved it!
      Written 5 June 2022
    • Jo201454
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      First ebike experience -epic!
      We hired ebikes for a 2 hour forest ride. Staff were just awesome, bikes were great, had a blast. Highly recommend this activity as well as the supporting local businesses being the shuttle service and The Secret Spot hot tubs.
      Written 21 May 2022
    • StraussBoom
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Inflexible Staff
      Hired bikes. Only had an hour before they closed, wouldn’t discount bike hire prices even though we biked for less than an hour. Wouldn’t have been hard to give us the 2hour hire for half price. I asked and the staff would not do us any deals.
      Written 30 April 2022
    • 764delwynb
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mountain E-Bike Adventure
      We hired an E-Bike and rode the Forest Loop Trail - 35 kms. The staff were a pleasure to deal when collecting the bikes and dropping them off. Online booking was easy. The trail is very scenic - can get busy so the earlier start the better. TIP: when hiring the bike, bring your own gel seat
      Written 9 April 2022
    • W2467OOjohnb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great for crazy old guys and girls
      Talked into this by friends the oldest 81 and the youngest 58 had a great 3.5 hours riding the loop and a short category 3 at the end they had full suspension bikes and i hired a Trek Rail 7. this was my second off road ride the last was in Zermatt Switzerland on a hard tail Both had great but different trails and views I might be hooked. Great facility worth the visit again, again and again.
      Written 17 March 2022
    • batgirlr2019
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      World Class
      Best Mountain Bike Park in The World. Would go there and ride everyday if I could. Always meeting friendly helpful people. Grest Mountain Biking Community 5/5
      Written 7 March 2022
    • michaelsJ8517FE
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best fun.
      Best fun. Great bikes and tracks. Really enjoyed. Great set up.. excellent staff great help. So close to town but a world away.
      Written 13 February 2022
    • 598suec
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great morning outing
      Hired an electric mountain bike for two hours-great service, brand new bike that they custom set up for me and great advice re appropriate tracks-had a fantastic time. Staff were really friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this as an activity and company.
      Written 3 February 2022
    • PopperB
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great trip out to the redwoods
      Rented a bike from these guys. Easy, no fuss. Great day. Redwoods is an awesome day out, convenient for straight on to the trails.
      Written 1 February 2022
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    Road41565318316
    5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Three of us arrived at 2.30pm to hire three e bikes for 2 hours. We were told they closed at 4pm yet the website said 5pm. We asked about a 1 hour hire and were told you could but the price is the same as 2 hours. Mentioned they closed early due to Covid! We are in level 1! What has that got to do with opening hours!
    Went to Bike Planet and hired their bikes and had an amazing time. Bike Planet staff awesome.
    Written 27 October 2020
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    Hi there, thanks for providing your feedback. Firstly I'd like to apologise for the confusion regarding our hours of operation. When we moved to a 4pm close we changed our listings on www.rotoruanz.com, our Google listing, and our own website. Unfortunately Tripadvisor was missed, and I've been through and changed those hours to match now. When we made the decision to shorten our hours following the first NZ-wide lockdown it was based on several factors, but most notably reduced traffic throughout the week based on lack of international or domestic travellers. While we've definitely seen improvement in the months following (thank you to all the fantastic Kiwis getting out and enjoying their own backyard!), we don't feel that it's the right time yet to move to longer operational hours. Our minimum hire length is 2 hours. We conduct a thorough setup, trail advice and safety briefing before the ride, and a comprehensive mechanical and safety check on the bikes before they can be used again, regardless of hire length. For this reason we don't offer discounts on shorter rides, even late in the day. Two hours is just barely enough time to scratch the surface of what's on offer in the forest, so we'd encourage anyone looking to ride to leave at least that much time to enjoy this wonderful place. I'm glad that despite the issues on the day you were able to head down the road and still have a great time in the forest. Again, apologies for the opening hours confusion, thank you for raising it. Cheers, Ben.
    Written 28 October 2020
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    Luke B
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    The Team at Mountain Bike Rotorua were excellent, a strong focus towards customer service and all their team took the time to explain items such as shuttle service, local trail knowledge and bike setup. Most of the trails are well signed and I have to admit got lost a few times but plenty of fire roads to link up on.

    Had a remarkable experience riding the redwoods and some of the best trails I've ever ridden. All the shuttle service team were extremely helpful assisting young children with getting bikes on and off the trailers, good humour and really boosting the vibe for the drive back to the top of the hill. All locals really friendly and couldn't recommend this enough. Great work and I plan to be back again.
    Written 22 May 2022
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    Dan S
    Layton, UT84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    The area is incredible! Trails are spectacular! Huge variety of trails for all riding levels. Make sure to ask for exact trail instructions though. If you aren’t familiar with the area, it can be difficult to find trail heads as some are not marked clearly. This can be frustrating. So make sure you ask for specific directions to trailheads and don’t assume they will be easy to find. Otherwise a fantastic experience. Bikes operated smoothly with no issues in 12 miles!
    Written 6 February 2020
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    Erleen
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021 • Couples
    First time hiring ebikes and we felt they were not super well maintained for this price. Tyre tread was a little low overall and dangerously low on the rear of my bike this became quite evident out on the trails and when mentioned to the owner he said it was the type of tyre (we are very experienced bikers and know the tyre brand well) but it was probably close to needing replacement. Neither bikes gears changed overly smoothly and a mechanical issue which may or may not have been a maintenance issue (sometimes things happen out of the blue) meant limping a sad bike back for the end of the ride. My size M bike showed a lot of general wear but especially on the stanchions the other XL bike showed less wear. The brakes on both bikes were very good. Both rear mudguards were very noisy on the trails not a fault just annoying. Overall friendly service and it was easy to book on the phone although I did feel the staff member adjusting my seat thought I was being a bit of a pain over it commenting that he had never done so much seat work before even though it probably only took him 5 minutes. I know how I want my seat especially if I'm on it for 4 hours and I don't think that's too much to ask.
    Not a bad experience at all but for the price I would expect better maintained bikes.
    Written 22 May 2021
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    Stefania and Pa... m
    Lower Hutt, New Zealand13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022
    The trails were well maintained and the beauty of cycling through the redwoods forest was uplifting. Im a fairly fit 60 year old and hired one of the basic mountain bikes and found the loop trail with the downhill parts great fun. Towards the end the uphill parts became a bit more challenging but definitely a ride that is manageable.
    Just over halfway on the loop trail we stopped off for a swim in the blue lake. I really can’t believe that we have this amazing facility on our doorstep and FREE! The staff were friendly , the booking of the bikes online was simple , bikes were well maintained.
    All in all a great experience and if you get the chance just go out and do it 😀
    Written 16 April 2022
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    Mez Allen
    Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022 • Couples
    Hired ebike worked a treat and rotorua mountain buke hire made the hire process very simple.
    The redwoods are another gorgeous piece of nz I thoroughly enjoyed riding them.
    Thank you Redwoods Rotorua.
    Written 5 February 2022
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    Jonty
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023 • Couples
    Me and my partner had a great day out on the bikes.
    We did a 35km loop that was suggested by one of the staff and loved it. Using Ebikes we were able to complete in roughly 3 hours. As we were unsure how long the batteries would last we were a little conservative and only ended up using a little under half the charge. I'm not the fittest by any means but didn't find tge track difficult. Had I used more of the battery assist it would have been even easier. Awesome experience and great value. Highly recommend and would do again to try some of the other tracks. Note the Ebikes did add on a extra charge but we'll worth it.
    Written 13 March 2023
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    John P
    Auckland Central, New Zealand50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022
    I've ridden at Rotorua many times on a regular bike. With a motor, it is as much fun riding up the hill as down. Now I understand why riders use berms on ascents! I appreciated the attention to setting up the suspension, etc., for my weight when I picked the bike up. I'll be back for another go next time I visit Rotorua.
    Written 4 January 2022
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    Don S
    Mission Bay, New Zealand18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    We rented bikes from Mountain Bike Rotorua from their outlet at the Te Putake O Tawa carpark and rode the Whakarewarewa Forest Loop track. Bikes were very good and the ride was fantastic.

    We have done many other Great Rides of NZ, and they have all been great. But this was the first that provided a full mountain bike experience rather than trail on a cycle path. The trail runs through forest most of the way and weaves its way through the trees with ups and down and switchbacks to keep you focused. Riding through the forest was always beautiful and peaceful and there were some great views from several vantage points, particularly of the Green Lake and also the panoramas over Rotorua. Thoroughly enjoyable.

    Just be aware that the facilities at the Tawa site are quite limited, particularly in the off season, with the bike shop and cafe only open Friday through Sunday, and with a limited number and selection of bikes. This location is newly developed and potentially an excellent alternative to the Waipa Mill site. Hopefully as its popularity increases, the services available will too.
    Written 27 May 2022
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    stacelb
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2021
    I hired a full suspension E-bike for me and a full suspension kids bike for my 11 year old son, we had a great time riding the trails. The staff are amazingly friendly and helpful. Adam did some upgrade work on my teenagers bike, and then some repair work after he crashed his bike. Adam was very generous with his time and knowledge showing the kids how he fixed the bike. We will defiantly be back to ride the trails and catch up with the great team at Mountain bike Rotorua.
    Written 20 February 2021
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