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.

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Whakarewarewa Forest

Mountain Biking Rotorua: This region boasts the 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.

Whakarewarewa Forest is located on the outskirts of Rotorua, this magnificent forest contains some of the oldest mountain biking tracks in the country and is known to many as the Spiritual Home of Mountain Biking in New Zealand. Escape into the beautiful magnificent stands of towering Californian Coastal Redwoods – it is here you can experience some of the Best biking in New Zealand.

With more than 100kms (62 miles) of mountain biking trail loops for you to choose from, and are unbeatable for topography, riding surfaces – the trails weave through lush ferns that carpet the way for the soaring forest canopies of Larch, Douglas Fir, Redwood, Radiata, and Eucalyptus and to top things off you can often see glimpses of the regions beautiful lakes, geothermal activity and mighty Mount Tarawera.

This forest caters to all levels of Mountain Biker novice to veteran – there is something here for everyone. The recent addition of the new Redwoods Cafe at the Visitor Information Centre at the base of the park make a fine rendezvous for some après trail chatter.