Steamy Bike Ride - Whakarewarewa Forest Loop & Te Ara Ahi

Ride to Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Waikite Valley Thermal Pools on the new Whakarewarewa Forest Loop and Te Ara Ahi. Add on a geothermal walk at Waimangu Volcanic Valley or a hot pool soak at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, or both! Scheduled shuttle transport for you and your bike back to town.

Saturday, 19 June 2021

Have you ridden Te Ara Ahi or the Whakarewarewa Forest Loop to Waimangu Volcanic Valley or Waikite Valley Thermal Pools?

Working with Thermal Land Shuttle, we have chartered a shuttle bus for you and your bike between Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Waikite Valley Thermal Pools and back to Waipa MTB Car Park to make planning out your day easy!

This is a full day experience combining a great ride with a spectacular geothermal walk and finishing with a relaxing hot soak. Or pick and choose which bit you want to join in.

Waimangu Local Store & Café at Waimangu Volcanic Valley and the Pukeko in a Ponga Tree café at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools are open all day for a pit stop or refuel!

Shuttle Times:

  • 2pm Waimangu Volcanic Valley to Waikite Valley Thermal Pools
  • 4.45pm Waikite Valley Thermal Pools to Waimangu Volcanic Valley to Waipa Car Park

 

The Full Experience (Bike, Walk & Soak)- $80

Experience it all, explroe the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, enjoy a hot soak at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools and ride the Whakarewarewa Forest Loop & Te Ara Ahi. 

Includes:

  • Self-guided walk at Waimangu Volcanic Valley (start walk no later than midday if you plan to get the optional shuttle to Waikite)
  • 2pm Optional shuttle from Waimangu to Waikite
  • Pool entry at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools
  • 4.45pm Shuttle from Waikite Valley Thermal Pools to Waipa MTB Car Park

 

Waimangu Volcanic Valley Only Bike & Walk - $60

Includes:

  • Self-guided walk at Waimangu Volcanic Valley (start walk no later than 3.30pm for the highlights walk)
  • 5pm Shuttle from Waimangu Volcanic Valley to Waipa MTB Car Park

 

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools Only Bike & Soak - $50

Includes:

  • 2pm Optional shuttle from Waimangu to Waikite
  • Pool entry at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools
  • 4.30pm Shuttle from Waikite Valley Thermal Pools to Waipa MTB Car Park

 

Shuttle Only - $30

  • 4.45pm from Waikite Valley Thermal Pools or
  • 5pm from Waimangu Volcanic Valley to Waipa Car Park

Whakarewarewa Forest Loop Rotorua

 

Geothermal Walk - Waimangu Volcanic Valley

 

Rotorua Hot Pools

Bookings essential to secure your spot!

Ride Options

Make your own way out to Waimangu Volcanic Valley on one of the suggested routes: The ride to Waimangu Volcanic Valley is self-supported, there is no guide and you are responsible for your own safety and navigation for the duration of the ride. 

Waipa MTB Car Park to Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Option 1 - Whakarewarewa Forest Loop & Te Ara Ahi

Ride around the Whakarewarewa Forest Loop until you reach State Highway 5. Then turn left to follow Te Ara Ahi to Waimangu Volcanic Valley. 

Option 2 - & Te Ara Ahi

Follow Te Ara Ahi alongside SH5 from Waipa MTB Car Park to Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Waimangu Volcanic Valley to Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Option 1 - Te Ara Ahi 

Option 2 - Shuttle at 2pm 

 

Trail Info

More information on Te Ara Ahi

More information on Whakarewarewa Forest Loop