Mountain Biking in Rotorua is world class. But the riding in the surrounding area of Rotorua is not to be forgotten.
Whirinaki forest is only a short two hour drive from Rotorua, crossing through the Kaiangaroa Forest, the Galatea Basin, before winding your way deep into the heart and soul of the North Island. Whirinaki Te Pua a Tane the last great stand of Podocarps in New Zealand. This is the most spectacular forest that once covered the majority of New Zealand. This Jurassic Forest will take you back in time. The added bonus is that you can take this journey through time on two wheels. Yes, that's right, there are mountain biking trails hidden out there in the jewel of the Ngati Whare (local Iwi/tribe).
Taking the journey through this forest is achievable for everybody with something for the adrenalin seekers epic backcounty ride to a nice gentle pedal lower down in the valleys. It's not surprising that there was such a fight to stop the clear felling of this amazing native forest back in 1985. The fight was intense with roadblocks and people chaining themselves to trees. Now the scar of the logging still remains, as you near the Whirinaki there is a definitive line where the logging stopped as you approach huge thousand year old giants of the forest. This is where the Mountain biking trails begin. As soon as you enter the forest you are transported to another world! So don't hesitate, if you are after some help, contact us. The important thing is that you come mountain biking in Rotorua, New Zealand.