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.

Big Foot Adventures

Bigfoot Adventures Ltd has been running successful adventure activities for over thirteen years. We aim to provide safe, fun outdoor experiences for schools, businesses and the general public. Our activities and events range from adventurous to social.

Mountain Bike Guiding and Education


Blazing Saddles


Join us for a trek through the redwoods and experience some of the amazing views. We have an amazing team of horses and ponies and can cater for all levels of experience and different ages. We are available most days for groups of up to four or five if someone is going to be on lead rope with flexible times so please get in touch to make a booking.

Horse trekking


Cadre Productions

We are a full service content & communications company, with offices in Rotorua and Wanaka. We are skillful content creators and artful communicators. Driven by story, guided by our hearts and polished with our skills. We provide content creation services across video production and photography as well as marketing strategy and communication services. From raw concept to executed delivery, we are focused on helping New Zealand businesses capture and share their stories with the world, assisting them in achieving their goals. We provide clear upfront strategy backed with high production values to deliver measurable and effective results. Let us bring your world into focus.

Photgraphy and filming


Cameron Mackenzie is an award winning photographer, hailing from Auckland, New Zealand. He’s a passionate mountain biker and ex-racer, who’s work has graced the covers and pages of many MTB magazines in recent years. He has an ever evolving portfolio of work, which spans across his commercial and editorial cycling, tourism, lifestyle and adventure work.



Event Impressions

Event Impressions manage bookings and functions under the ‘Sails” at the Redwoods. Within the heart of the Redwoods there is a canopied, open-air function spaces that lends itself to all sorts of events. Event Impressions can book the space for you and can assist with making your function a truely unique experience.

Redwoods Sails Function Management


graeme murray.com

Graeme Murray is a local photographer and a passionate mountain biker having photographed, developed and ridden the trails in the Whakarewarewa Forest for over a decade. He has an impressive portfolio of works including portraiture, action sports, still life, landscape and conceptual. He is also a videographer (including drones) creating commercial, documentaries and sports shows.

Photography, video production and drones


Jon Forder, Krager





We give you the knowledge to develop your skills, confidence to push your boundaries and encouragement to enjoy the ride. Over the past 5 years we have been on a journey of discovery. Through national and international instructing programmes, countless books, and chats over beers we have developed a series of skills courses to enable you to enjoy the ride just as much as we do. We call it JoyRide. Professional, rider focused and a hell of a lot of fun.

Mountain Bike Skills Courses


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


Mountain Bike Rotorua Shuttles

Mountain Bike Rotorua Shuttles uplifts mountain bikers to the top of Whakarewarewa Forest in Rotorua so you can ride down hill all day on some of New Zealand’s best trails. They take pride in offering a friendly service with knowledgable staff using a modern and environmentally friendly fleet. See website for schedule and ticket info.

Mountain Bike Uplift 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


Out House

Out House is a one-stop shop for all things motion media. With great passion for the outdoors and its beauty we love nothing more than creating fascinating stories in nature’s playground. We offer a complete range of services to bring your concept to fulfilment within an economical price point.
Services Include: Video Production, Social Media, Still Imagery, Aerial Imagery, Production Assistance, Location Scouting, Camera Operators, Short-Form Editing, Documentative Editing and more!

Photography and Filming


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


Robbie Dalziel

Kia ora my name is Robbie Dalziel. I’m a young photographer and videographer born and bred in Rotorua. Inspired by bikes and a good kiwi attitude, I’m always up for a challenge and love being out there on a bike! I’m always too willing to go out and take some rad photos and have a good time. Specialising in commercial and event photography, I take high quality photos, still and moving, particularly of mountain biking.

Photography and filming


Tuned Rotorua

Tuned Rotorua was formed from true passion towards the sport of Mountain Biking. Putting all of our ideas to paper, brainstorming how and what we could provide from our knowledge through effective skills clinics. For Tuned Rotorua to provide the opportunity for the development of all riders who desire is a satisfaction. Tuned Rotorua highly believe in following your passion and taking opportunities to make your experiences that much better, the small things that make the bigger differences!

Coaching Clinics