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Half-Day Self-Guided Mountain Bike Journey through Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest provided by Mountain Bike Rotorua- Day Tours

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

Half-Day Self-Guided Mountain Bike Journey through Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest
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96% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Group size:
10
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Group size:
    10
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of Bike and Helmet
  • Self-Guided Bike tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Whakarewarewa Forest Park, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Departure Point: Whakarewarewa Forest Base Address: Waipa State Mill Road 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
Additional information
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Use of Bike and Helmet
  • Self-Guided Bike tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide
Departure details
  • Whakarewarewa Forest Park, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Departure Point: Whakarewarewa Forest Base Address: Waipa State Mill Road 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
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
104 reviews
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Luke B
3 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stefania and Pa... m
Lower Hutt, New Zealand11 contributions
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
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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Road41565318316
2 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GrandTour02226454851
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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John P
Auckland Central, New Zealand41 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Erleen
1 contribution
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Light Lee
1 contribution
Feb 2021 • Couples
2hrs for me and my fiancée. Went through the easy trails. The Dipper and Tahi which were near enough to the shop (they were suggested by the friendly staff at hand). Had spare time so we tried another path and came across the mud pool and had a short go at a lvl4 track before heading back.

Its so worth it. I haven't cycled in over a year and just being behind the handle bars again brought back such good feelings.

My girl never really did any biking, so i was quite happy she held on well through the roots and small drops on the trail (it was easy..)

The hard tail bikes were in good condition and we were fitted to the right size according to our heights. Very professional. Helmets were included too.

The best part is that the shop is right outside the trail head, so we didn't need to rent the bike in town and trasport it to the forest (our car wouldn't fit two bikes)...

I loved the view and trails and fresh air of the forest too. Thank you guys! Keep up the good work!
Written 24 February 2021
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Samantha B
Armidale, Australia20 contributions
This mountain bike park was awesome and had a great range of bikes and an even better range of trails. We hired two hardtail mountain bikes and they were very good and very easy to use on the trail including climbing, jumps and drops.
The staff were very friendly, helpful and quick to find a bike that fits. We would definitely recommend this mountain bike park to anyone from beginner to pro.
Written 9 January 2020
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Mark S
Perth Hills, Australia88 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Review is for the hire company not the trails (which are fantastic).
The staff I dealt with were friendly and very helpful. They ensured we were on the road within 10 minutes.

Bike selection was easy and adjustments to my seat were made with no fuss. Then when we were ready to ride we were given tips on some of the best trails to ride. Returning bikes was easy and straight forward.

Overall a really positive experience and I recommend them.
Written 27 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fennz
68 contributions
The service from Mountain Bike Rotorua was great from start to finish.
Was simple to book an e-bike when I rang them, staff were pleasant and when I went in a few days later was the girl that served me remember speaking to me when I booked.
Hired an E -bike which was of high quality. Was riding with friends who were used to riding was new for me. Realised part way through wouldn’t be back in time so told them and was no issue.
On return was interested in how the ride went , had been a mixed ride for me but they were encouraging and keen to know of my experience.
Will certainly hire through them again.
Redwoods is a great place to ride with so many tracks and amazing scenery.
Written 21 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Mountain Bike Rotorua- Day Tours
Jo201454
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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
StraussBoom
StraussBoom
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Inflexible Staff
Hired bikes. Only had an hour before they closed, wouldn’t discount bike hire prices even though we biked for less
764delwynb
764delwynb
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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 b
W2467OOjohnb
W2467OOjohnb
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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 cat
batgirlr2019
batgirlr2019
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World Class
Best Mountain Bike Park in The World. Would go there and ride everyday if I could. Always meeting friendly helpful
michaelsJ8517FE
michaelsJ8517FE
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Best fun.
Best fun. Great bikes and tracks. Really enjoyed. Great set up.. excellent staff great help. So close to town but a
598suec
598suec
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Great morning outing
Hired an electric mountain bike for two hours-great service, brand new bike that they custom set up for me and grea
PopperB
PopperB
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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 o
emmawE5617DW
emmawE5617DW
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Awesome Experience!
This was only the 2nd time my partner and I had been mountain biking - and it was an overall great experience from
Inkd01
Inkd01
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Amazing experience riding E bikes
My wife hired one of their E bikes. Wow she is sold, loved every moment of the experience. She was a bit nervous an
NathanM2586
NathanM2586
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Fun tracks through beautiful forest
Very friendly and helpful staff. The bikes we hired were of good quality and the tracks were amazing. Had a great t
Paradise164509
Paradise164509
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Mountain bike trails
Fantastic trails......beautiful natural scenery and fun trails to mountain bike over! With family and friends who a
FellowTraveler271465
FellowTraveler271465
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A great day that is so dependent on this great facility.
The service was great and the facilities are top quality. The people there are super friendly and helpful. The fo
hsanders88
hsanders88
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Three Day Bike Hire with MTB Rotorua
I did a three day bike hire self guided tour of the Redwood forest / bike park with Mountain Bike Rotorua. Honestly
PopperB
PopperB
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Gave an emtb a go! Awesome
Super slick outfit, friendly and ok value. Hired an ebike to give it a go and was a whole day biking in 2 hours. G
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