Endorsed Providers

An Endorsed Provider is permitted by the land owners and forest managers to deliver a service or undertake an activity in the Whakarewarewa Forest. An Endorsed Provider must meet a high standard of safety so you will be sure that you will receive a service where your safety and forest experience is paramount. An Endorsed Provider manages their activity alongside other recreational activities in the forest and production forestry activity. They respect the cultural heritage the land and the environment and support the maintenance of tracks and facilities.

Please support the Endorsed Providers below.

Bigfoot Adventures

Guided Mountain Bike Tours

MDA Experiences

MDA Experiences are your Qualmarked, Adventure Activity Certified and DOC approved guiding team, your gateway to exploring the Whakarewarewa Forest.  On top of this you can bookend your visit by use of our MTB Rotorua operation and I-Site integrated hosting services where you can hire a new season mountain bike, get forest information, mechanical support or simply fuel up at one of our 2 forest cafes

Guided Mountain Bike Tours, Skills Clinics, Services


New Zealand Mountain Biking

Based in Rotorua, the beating heart and capital of biking in New Zealand, New Zealand Mountain Biking offers first class half day guided biking adventures and bike coaching in the Redwoods. When you join a New Zealand Mountain Biking trip, you’ll be joining a team of people dedicated to ensuring your Redwoods experience is authentic and exciting.

We’ll roll out the red carpet with all the extras that make a half day or full days biking truly memorable.

Guided Mountain Bike Tours and coaching


Planet Bike

Provider of all things ‘Bike’ since 1999. Guided & self guided tours, Hire, Bike FX, Trail Info, Shuttle Passes & Great Coffee. Join us on a Mountain Bike Odyssey for a taste of KIWI riding. Enjoy the natural beauty and hidden treasures Whakarewarewa has to offer. You too can Tour de Whaka for an authentic kiwi MTB adventure.

All just a couple of pedal strokes to the trails…just park and ride!

Guided Mountain Bike Tours


Riding Flow

Riding Flow shows you the best parts of the forest to suit your ability and just how adventurous you’d like to be. For absolute beginners through to intermediate riders they can also create an adventure just for you. See hidden wonders of the forest, culture, history and geothermal exploration and get assistance on accommodation, transport and other must do’s in Rotorua.

Guided Mountain Bike Tours


Tread Routes

Provider of guided and self-guided mountain bike tours for beginner through to experts throughout the Central North Island. Tours include any or all of the following: transport, bike hire, guiding, accommodation, meals, baggage transfers, and even water taxis where applicable. OutdoorsMark Safety Certified and approved by the Department Of Conservation.

Guided Mountain Bike Tours