Top Mountain Biking Trails in Rotorua

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Don't miss these top spots in Rotorua, home to more than 160km of world-class mountain biking trails - all located in lush forests.

Whakarewarewa Forest

To see why Rotorua is widely rated one of the world’s best mountain biking meccas, look no further than these legendary trails threaded through towering redwoods and lush native bush.

Highlights

  • Excellent singletrack in forest
  • Shuttle transport for uphill
  • Café, info centre & skills area at start

Proximity

GRADE

Easy - Expert

Skyline Gravity Park

The world’s first year-round, gondola-accessed downhill mountain bike park features six different trails catering for riders of all abilities, and dedicated gondolas to take the hard work out of getting to the top of the trails’ 200-metre vertical rise.

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Skyline Gravity Park, Rotorua

Von Adventure Media Group

This 8.5km trail network offers something for everyone; from mellow gradient tracks to more challenging purist tracks.

Highlights

  • 200m vertical gondola ride up
  • Spectacular views of Lake Rotorua
  • Trails for all abilities and skill level

Proximity

GRADE

Easy - Expert

Rainbow Mountain

Less than half an hour south of Rotorua, experienced mountain bikers can enjoy this challenging ride through an amazing geothermal setting with a soak in a natural hot pool afterwards.

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Rainbow Mountain Tracks, Rotorua

Von Flow Mountain Bike

Enjoy huge views of this fascinating part of the world from the summit of Rainbow Mountain near Rotorua.

Highlights

  • Steep, technical climb
  • Stunning views from summit
  • Hot water stream - Kerosene Creek

Proximity

GRADE

Advanced

Moerangi Track

Following old trekking routes, this track is all about appreciating the rivers and forests that it takes you to. It is rough in places, and the odd tree fall or slip should come as no surprise. After all, this is an adventure! 

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Moerangi Track, Rotorua

Von Sven Martin

Ride through the wilderness of Whirinaki Forest near Rotorua on this advanced track featuring towering trees and historic trekking huts.

Highlights

  • Pristine native forest
  • Historic huts
  • Sense of accomplishment

Proximity

GRADE

Advanced

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