Mountain Biking In Rotorua

Located only minutes from the Redwoods Forest, Holiday Inn Rotorua is a perfect base for  your mountain biking holiday in Rotorua.

As keen mountain bikers ourselves. we’ve made sure we have the best facilities. To keep your gear clean we have a dedicated bike washing station outside the hotel featuring a hosing area and bike racks for drying, as well as a secure storage area inside the hotel.

Fun facts about Rotorua’s mountain biking trails:

1. The Redwoods forest is owned by a local Iwi and is leased to both the local government and a timber company, all of whom a big supporters of mountain biking

2. The full name for the volcanic valley is “Tewhakarewarewatangaoteopetaua-a-Wahiao”… Try saying in one breath!

3. The local Rotorua Mountain Bike Club and their hard working volunteers are the main drivers for keeping the trail development going. Visit for more details.

4. There are approximately 160kms of mountain bike trail in the forest currently, with expansion happening all the time.


Mountain Biking at Redwoods forest

Only minutes ride from Holiday Inn Rotorua, the Redwoods Forest is New Zealand’s premier mountain biking destination. Enjoy some of the best cycling trails in the world, with a range of tracks suitable for beginners to experts. If you make it to the top you will be rewarded with panoramic views of Rotorua City, the Lake and the surrounding area.

The Redwoods Forest is located minutes away from the Holiday Inn Rotorua on bike and also hosts a number of other activities. Check out our blog on the best ways to explore the Redwoods here. 

For further information on trails or tips visit

Skyline Rotorua attraction

Skyline Mountain Biking Park

Experience New Zealand’s first Gondola assisted bike lift which is open year round. Suitable for mountain bikers of any ability. Enjoy the downhill thrill and then soak up the scenery as you take the Gondola back to the top.

Staying at Holiday Inn Rotorua after a day on the trails

Soak your weary muscles in our geothermally heated pool or spa after a big day. And/or relax in the bar with a well-deserved drink. Make sure to refuel at the famous Chapman’s Restaurant which offers delicious hearty options. If you want to head into town, our complimentary shuttle can take you there.

Mountain Biking Facilities

Holiday Inn Rotorua’s Mountain Biking Facilities

Free secure bike lock-up  where you can confidently leave your equipment knowing it will be safe. (Alternatively you can store your bike in your room.)

Free bike wash onsite

Rotorua is surrounded by mountain biking trails. Ask our knowledgeable front desk team about some of the best trails.