Rotorua New Zealand
Whakarewarewa Forest, plays host to one of Rotorua’s icon experiences – mountain biking.
Rotorua proudly 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.
In August 2006 the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships will return to the Southern Hemisphere... to Rotorua, one of New Zealands major tourist destinations.
Whether a seasoned rider seeking action amidst the world’s best or someone keen to experience the sport first time, discover what makes Rotorua No. 1. New Zealand’s best mountain biking, rated among the world’s top 10 mountain biking destinations.
The Whakarewarewa Mountain Bike Trails have made Rotorua the ‘mecca’ of New Zealand Mountain Biking, a jewel in Rotorua’s crown, attracting thousands of people from all over New Zealand and the world.
Over 100 kilometres of purpose built mountain bike trails to explore.
These incomparable trails, wind and weave their way through a forest of redwood, radiate, douglas fir, eucalyptus and larch.
Beautiful native bush, towering trees and envelope riders. Stunning views through gaps in the forest of lakes, thermal activity and the looming bulk of Mt Tarawera reward riders. Capture the essence.
Within Whakarewera Forest an extensive and varied network of trails offer riding for all levels of ability from novice to expert, child or adult.
Rolling beginner trails, fast flowing single trace to more technically challenging cross country trails and exhilarating downhill. There is something for everyone.