Rotorua Tour November 2022


Bookings Open Soon


Refunds or Transfers are given for any cancellations due to COVID-19.

Once you book for any tour, an invoice will be sent to you outlining dates and further information.



Dates: TBC November > TBC November 2022 

Bookings TBC October 2022



Five Full Days on the bike  

XC & AM/Enduro Style Riding

Beginner to Advanced 

Guides on all Rides

Fast and Slow Groups as Necessary

Private Shuttles 

Day of Riding  @ Skyline Rotorua 

All Breakfasts and Dinners 

Top Level Accommodation

7 days / 6 nights Fully Catered Adventure to Rotorua MTB Heaven

A True MTB Holiday

twowheeltours is offering up to sixteen riders the chance to ride NZ's Best MTB Trails in Rotorua. This land based fully catered MTB tour ensures you ride the right trails and experience the best of NZ's MTB scene. 


Ride with local legends, all breakfast and dinners included, eat at the best restaurants in town, skills sessions, all land based transfers Rotorua > Rotorua, laundry, and ride leaders on all rides.


These are the Ultimate MTB tours!


Please note:

At this stage this trip is not guaranteed to depart as we have not reached the minimum numbers.

We require a couple more bookings - do not book your flights until we confirm that the trip is going ahead.

We will keep in touch over the coming months as bookings progress.

We require the first deposit once we have the minimum numbers.






Day 1 

  • Tour starts 4:00pm
  • Various times - for those riders who are flying into Rotorua - collected by twowheeltours from Rotorua Airport and check in at the Millennium Hotel Rotorua..
  • Build bikes
  • Dinner in Rotorua


Day 2 

  • Breakfast at the Millennium
  • Head out on trail - Whaka Forest
  • Skills session with Will Levy
  • Lunch*
  • Afternoon - Whaka Forest - option to head back early for R&R in the spa at the hotel
  • Return to hotel
  • Dinner in Rotorua


Day 3 

  • Breakfast at the Millennium
  • Head out on trail - Whaka Forest - Private Shuttles 
  • Lunch*
  • Afternoon - Whaka Forest - option to head back early for R&R in the spa at the hotel
  • Return to hotel
  • Dinner in Rotorua


Day 4 

  • Breakfast at the Millennium
  • Relaxing Morning 
  • Lunch*
  • Shuttle in the afternoon for an epic ride
  • Return to hotel
  • Dinner in Rotorua


Day 5 - Optional Rest Day 

  • Breakfast at the Millennium
  • Head out on trail - Whaka Forest - Private Shuttles
  • Lunch*
  • Afternoon - Whaka Forest - option to head back early for R&R in the spa at the hotel
  • Return to hotel
  • Dinner in Rotorua


Day 6 

  • Breakfast at the Millennium
  • Head out on trail - Skyline Rotorua - gondola runs
  • Lunch*
  • Afternoon - Whaka Forest - option to head back early for R&R in the spa at the hotel
  • Return to hotel
  • Clean and box bikes
  • Dinner in Rotorua


Day 7 

  • For those on the 7:00am flight - early/continental breakfast at the Millennium
  • Various times - for those riders who are flying from Rotorua - taken to Rotorua Airport by by twowheeltours
  • Flights / shuttles depart from Rotorua
  • Tour concludes at 11:00am


Itinerary subject to change

*at own cost

Full Itinerary will be sent once your booking and deposit is received 





You will be staying at the fantastic Rotorua Millennium Hotel, a Qualmark 4 Star Plus rated hotel. The Millennium is centrally located in the city beside mystical Lake Rotorua and just a brief stroll to the Rotorua Museum of Art and History, Convention Centres and adjacent to Polynesian Spa.


The Hotel has a heated swimming pool, two spas and a sauna which are free for guests to access. It also has an amazing All You Can Eat Buffet Breakfast and wifi free for twowheeltours riders.



Twin Share: $2,145

Single Accommodation:  $2,555 


Optional Relax Package: $90 NZD per massage - one hour


All Prices Listed are in Australian Dollars 


Bookings are NOW OPEN.

Spots are very limited. Bookings are NOW OPEN and will close a month before the start date. 


Secure your spot now.


* Australian Eastern Standard Time 

Tour FAQ


How many days riding to I get?

We will build the bikes on the first night you arrive. You will then have the chance to ride for five FULL days. On the day of departure the recommended flight is very early. These flights get you back to Australia the quickest.


What are the recommended flights?


TBC November 2022 Sydney > Auckland > Rotorua  

Dept Sydney 11:55am

Arrive Rotorua 8:35pm



Air New Zealand From Rotorua

TBC November 2022 Rotorua > Auckland > Sydney

Dept Rotorua 6:40am 

Arrive Sydney 10:40am

You are to book your own flights. For more details


You can also transfer via bus down from Auckland.


What if I arrive/depart into/from Rotorua on a different day?

We can organise extra nights accommodation at The Millennium. Please let us know on your booking form. 


Can I leave  early from the tour? 

Yes we can organise this, no problem. Please email us or call on +61 430 121 776. To confirm, there will be a reduced rate, this will be confirmed via email when we know the exact dates of your arrival and departure. 


I want to spoil myself and get some massages.

Great, we can organise as many massages as you would like, please send us an email to confirm the details - - prices start from around $80 NZD per one hour session. 


What level of rider do I need to be?

The beauty of riding in Rotorua is that the trail network is vast and it suits all levels of ability. This tour is for all levels of riders from Intermediate through to Advanced level of riders. 


The fitter you are the more fun you will have so get on your bike and start training. 


Do I get a t-shirt?

Yes - one specifically made for our tour by Gaz at NZO.


What is the attire when we are not on the bike?

Rotorua can get cold. 

The warmest months are January, February and March, where the average temperature can reach 27°C (78°F), while the coolest months are June, July and August, where the minimum temperature ranges between 9°C-13°C (50°F-55°F).


Temperature Ranges:

Summer (Dec – Feb): Daytime 21°C – 29°C
Autumn (Mar – May): Daytime 15°C – 26°C
Winter (Jun – Aug): Daytime 9°C – 16°C
Spring (Sep – Nov): Daytime 13°C– 21°C (source


Each night we walk to dinner and the venues are all laid back, jeans and t-shirts are more than okay, you can leave your formal wear at home. 


What can I do if I don't want to ride for one of the sesssions?

Riders will be able to ride as much as they want.


This tour is also aimed at riders who want to ride in NZ and let their hair down with plenty of down time available if you want to relax!


We want this to be a tour where riders can just ride, no stress on racing but ride with like minded people and have a fantastic time.


The hotel is great, it is very comfortable and if you just want to relax in their spa you can. Book a massage, sit in the thermal waters and just soak. You can also head over to the Polynesian Spa - voted as one of the top 10 day spas in the world and it is located just a stones throw from the hotel. 


There are also some great places in Rotorau to grab lunch, coffee or a milkshake.  


Do I have to do shuttle runs in the Whaka and also Skyline?

The answer is no.


There are many runs from the top of the shuttle / gondala to the bottom. All trails from the top are classified from Grade 3 - 5 on a scale. One Grade 3 trail in the Whaka Forest will take you around 15-20mins long, it doesn't have any jumps and is like a super highway.  


While on Skyline the runs are shorter but there are trails for different levels of ability.  


Just how good is Skyline Rotorua?

It's amazing, no really - it's amazing! There are lines for everyone, even the most difficult runs, with gap jumps, table tops etc all have 'b' lines. You'll have an amazing time riding the trails there in Rotorua.


Want to read more about it? Here is a link to the Flow MTB story by Gary Sullivan from NZO.


Can I do more shuttles?

We will be running private shuttles in the Whaka Forest, that way we can shuttle as much as we want during those times. Once again, the riding is second to none in Rotorua.


Can I do more gondola runs at Skyline Rotorua?

You will receive a four hour pass to use at Skyline as part of our tour. If you would like to ride at the MTB park for longer that is more than okay. Please note - at your own cost. 


Do I need to bring pads / full face helmet? 

Bring pads if that is what you are comfortable to ride in, a full face helmet is not necessary. During our tours to NZ we rarely have people wearing full face helments, just those who are hard-core.


Will someone be there to help build my bike?

Yes, we will have someone there to assit with building and breaking down the bikes. 


Can I hire a bike in Rotorua?

Yes, this is no problem at all. We can get you a current model dual suspension bike, either Specialized or Giant - the cost is around $99 NZD per day. Please contact us for more information on hire bikes - The will be there waiting for you at the hotel for when you arrive. 


What is not included on the tour?

  • Flights
  • Insurance - travel or personal
  • Bike hire
    [Bike Hire can be organised - please contact to confirm costs]
  • Lunches
  • Coffees/teas/alcohol
  • Nutritional snacks such as gel's and bars
  • Hotel charges such as mini bar and phone


How much extra money should I bring along?

Allow for $15 NZD per day for lunch. Add in a few dollars if you are an avid coffee drinker and a few more dollars if you would like an extra beer or two. We cover the first round of drinks each night.  


When do bookings close?

One month before the start of the tour.


Paper Work

We require you to sign a waiver from twowheeltours.


Shall I book my flights now?

Please wait until you receive your invoice from twowheeltours - you will receive this document via email as a PDF.  


Packing suggestions

You should be able to fit everything that you need for the MTB tour in a bike box and your one carry on. In the bike box will have your bike, tires slightly deflated (no need to take air out of your shock), hydra pack, tubes and most of your clothing (packed in plastic bags/zip lock bags). Put anything and everything to take the weight up to the maximum weight 23kg (Max weight for Air NZ).


This then means that you only need to pay for only one checked bag. Please make sure that you are under the baggage limit of 23kg (Air NZ), airlines are now super strict and the costs are high!


In your carry on, have your helmet and shoes, just in case your bag does not make the final destination. 


The 'dress code' for dinner is laid back, jeans and t-shirts are more than okay. 


MTB Packing List 

Click here to download our MTB tour packing list.



Upon booking a deposit is required, all details of payments will be outlined on your invoice.


How do I make the remaining payments?

Via direct deposit, all details of payments will be outlined on your invoice. 


Payment can be made by Square Up - Amex, MasterCard or Visa* - there are transfer fees associated with Credit Card payments. Please contact us so that we can send you an invoice from Square Up.


Who are our adventures for?

This adventure is for the rider, come along and see, ride and enjoy this amazing MTB mecca. Travel with your bike, ride with local legends, eat amazing meals, learn some MTB skills from the best in the business, have everything organised so all you have to worry about is riding your bike. This adventure will have ride leaders available on the rides.


Riders should have a high level of fitness and be prepared for flowing single track - Beginner through to Intermediate and Advanced level riders.


Here is a profile example from our Novermber MTB tour in Rotorua - click the image for the full PDF.


Image 5 day riding in Rotorua

Advice for first time Rotorua Riders


We have been lucky enough to have been going on MTB tours since 2009! 


At the end of tours, we ask our clients for advice for those who are joining us for their first time:


Do a simple 3 week training program before you leave.

Tim O


Make sure you have good quality knicks and get some miles in your legs before you arrive.

Rob R


Don’t take too many clothes (for off the bike). Train a bit to be fit enough for full days of riding.



Be as fit as you can be, there are so many trails to ride. If my body didn’t stop me I’d ride all day!



Work on your fitness and make sure it's up to scratch as the fitter you are the longer each day you can be out having fun.



Make sure you have at least basic mountain bike skills & fitness.



Relax and take it all in be fit so you can make the most of the trails and the time your got there.



Do long training rides and back it up the next day, so you are fit enough for the long days in the saddle.

Tim G


Relax and enjoy the ride.

Rob M


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