There are a lot of opportunities for cycling or mountain biking. From beaches to forested gorges with beautiful New Zealand bush...
The Hauraki Rail Trail opened in May 2013 and covers a total of 61k. It is divided into 3 segments: Kopu to Paeroa is 27k, Paeroa to Waikino is 14k and Paeroa to Te Aroha is 20k. It follows old railway lines so is easy to ride and takes you through areas such as the historic Karangahake Gorge which has a rich mining history. Check it out on www.haurakirailtrail.co.nz
There is also the Redwoods area in Rotorua which is a famous and very popular area for mountain biking. Find out more on www.redwoods.co.nz
We are told by our sons (who are all mad keen mountain bikers), that this area is considered one of the world's best MTB Trail Park (or Trail Centres, as they call them in the UK). They have proper All-Mountain bikes for hire there and shuttle services to get to the top of the hill if you don't want to "man up".
The TECT All Terrain Park is found just off State Highway 36 between Tauranga and Rotorua. It is under an hour’s drive from our B&B and is great place for those who seek an adrenaline rush. If you have your own mountain bike there are specially constructed tracks with jumps. Visit the website at www.tectallterrainpark.co.nz
Both these biking areas are in easy reach of Kaimai Country B&B and a great place to go for a day trip.