Helicopter adventure activities you’ll never forget.
Right from take-off, you’ll get the sense that any tour with HeliBike Rotorua is the start of an adventure with a difference.
For mountain bikers with a penchant for adventure, possibly a bit of hard work, and a LOT of beautiful, natural New Zealand scenery, HeliBike Rotorua offers three incredible options.
The ancient and vast Whirinaki Forest is home to the famed Moerangi Trail. This is the realm of some of New Zealand’s oldest and tallest trees.
Scenic, contrasting and abundant with wildlife, Moerangi Trail offers undulating Grade 3 single-track challenges punctuated with short sections of Grades 4 and 5 which you can choose to walk, if you wish. HeliBike offers three tour options here, including free luggage drop at your hut if you choose to stay the night (highly recommended).
Timber Trail New Zealand provides 85km of cycling pleasure through magnificent native forest, across deep gorges (all bridged), along historic bush tramways, and through the Ongarue tunnel and spiral.
Timber Trail is one of the 22 New Zealand Great Rides developed as part of Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trail, and is suitable for almost all riders. You’ll enjoy the magnificent Pureora bush, some fabulous views and a really good bike ride. It makes a fantastic two-day trip with the opportunity to stay overnight in one of two great accommodation options, Timber Trail Lodge or Blackfern Lodge.
Waikato River Trails form another one of the Great Rides. Cycling alongside New Zealand’s longest river, you’ll love the ever-changing scenery and series of landmarks including striking hydro dams, pretty suspension bridges and volcanic rock forms for this 103km trail.