Whakarewarewa Forest and Skyline Gravity park reign supreme in the region Red Bull calls ‘mountain bike heaven’, and the IMBA awarded Gold Status.

Rotorua’s trails are the stuff dreams are made of: perfect dirt, with amazing flow, weaving through towering Redwoods. They’re mesmerising, fast, fun and practically endless.

A mountain biker’s heaven with world-class tracks, Rotorua is an international mountain biking destination and hosts a range of national and world mountain biking championships, downhill and endurance events, including Crankworx.

Biking is a natural part of life in Rotorua whether you’re exploring the region on a push bike; racing round the central city BMX track - rated one of the biggest and best in the country; training or competing on a road cycle; or mountain biking on the world-class trails such as Whakarewarewa Forest, Rainbow Mountain and Skyline Gravity Park.

 

Trails & Bike Parks in Rotorua

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  1. Moerangi Mountain Biking Trail

    • Pristine native forest
    • Historic huts
    • Sense of accomplishment

    Cross Country
    Grade 4 - Advanced

    • 5-8 hrs
    • 35 Km
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    Rotorua

    • tnz-car

      1 hr 40 mins from Rotorua

    • tnz-car

    • tnz-car

      2 hrs from Taupo

  2. Rainbow Mountain MTB Trail

    • Crazy volcanic landscape
    • Technical downhill single-track
    • Panoramic views

    Cross Country
    Grade 4 - Advanced

    • 2 hrs
    • 10 km
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    Auckland

  3. Skyline Gravity Mountain Biking Park

    • Scenic gondola ride
    • Great lake views
    • Expertly built tracks

    Downhill
    Grade 2 - 5|Easy - Expert

    • 1 hr to 1 day
    • 10.5 km
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    Rotorua

    • tnz-car

      10 mins from central Rotorua

    • bicycle

      30 mins from central Rotorua

    • tnz-car

      1 hr from Taupo

  4. Mountain Biking in The Redwoods (Whakarewarewa Forest)

    • Expertly built single-track
    • Huge variety of trails
    • Native & exotic forest

    Cross Country/Downhill
    Grade 1-6 |Easiest - Extreme

    • 1 day - 1 week
    • 160+ km
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    Rotorua

    • tnz-car

      5 mins from central Rotorua

    • bicycle

      20 mins from central Rotorua

    • tnz-car

      1 hr from Taupo

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