• Whaka E-Bike Trail

Whaka E-Bike Hire & Trails

NEW in 2021! A unique and fun way to explore the Jurassic geothermal landscape through the Whakarewarewa thermal reserve.

Whaka E-Bike Hire & Trails

Our Whaka Geothermal Walking Trails were introduced as a new visitor experience in 2020 and have proved to be a very popular way to enjoy the natural surrounds of Whakarewarewa on foot. To take that exploration to the next level, we have teamed up with Electric Bike Rentals Rotorua to offer an exclusive Whaka E-Bike Hire & Trails experience on two wheels, into previously non-accessible areas of the Reserve! 

This is an ideal outdoor leisurely adventure for families, couples, and small groups of up to 10 people, and for all levels of fitness. Kids can ride independently or on a dual-carry E-bike. 

After picking up your E-Bikeand following our safety induction process, you’ll start your exclusive Whaka E-Bike cycling tour from the Whakarewarewa Tours visitor centre across the famous Whaka ‘Penny-Divers’ bridge and to the beginning of the Whaka E-Bike Trail. 

After soaking in the stunning sights of bubbling geysers and the varying shades of hot spring lakes and pools, you can continue your E-Bike experience through to the world-famous Redwood Forest, just 5minute ride away. Book online and pre-order a Picnic Hamper to enjoy along the way, or bring your own hamper. 

Health and Safety: Please note that all visitors to our Village will be notified of any NZ Health Department processes and procedures in relation to COVID-19 best-practice guidelines and that anyone who breaches these guidelines will be asked to immediately leave the Village property. Further COVID-19 related information can be read here.

Rotorua’s Iconic Māori village!

E-Bike Hire Daily: 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm


  • 2 hours NZD $ 49
  • 4 hours NZD $ 79
  • 6 hours NZD $ 99

Note: children up to 65kgs can tandem ride in the ‘Captains Chair’ behind an Adult for no extra cost!

CANCELLATION: 100% Guarantee to refund your booking, less any transaction fee

ENTRY: 17 Tryon St. Rotorua. Phone: 07 349 3463

SAFETY: Please wear comfortable shoes for cycling and weather-appropriate clothing.

CAUTION: Follow ALL public COVID-19 regulations and KEEP to the identified cycleways at ALL times.


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  • "So informative full of history. Very authentic... Delicious hangi one must try when there. Having been to other Villages this one is one of a kind! "
    Karolina – Palmerston North, New Zealand – via TripAdvisor
  • "It is once impressive for the landscape itself and twice impressive for the fact that it is a populated village where people get on with their lives by utilising the earth’s powers ."
    PhillipP- 03/2020 – via TripAdvisor
  • "The welcome at Whakarewarewa brought me to tears... Our guide was friendly, funny and informative."
    Susie – Rotorua, New Zealand – via TripAdvisor
  • "The Guide’s passion for their home was so beautiful and genuine. The waiata to finish the tour brought a tear to my eyes."
    Monique Enoka-Davidson – New Zealand – 01/2021- via Google Map
  • "Amazing heritage in this area, very friendly and inviting." 
    Estee Blom- New Zealand – 01/2021- via Google Map