Whakarewarewa Forest

5 km southeast of Rotorua

Described as the ‘Disneyland of mountain biking’, Whakarewarewa (aka The Redwoods) contains some of the best purpose-built mountain bike trails in New Zealand. There are lots of facilities at the trail head, and enough trails weaving through the forest to keep you entertained for a weekend. The town has good cafes, several bike shops and thermal pools to relax in after your ride.