New drop off location

Only available until April 30, 2018

Get dropped at Mangakahika hut and ride to Rogers hut and continue on the Moerangi Trail to River Rd.

Welcome to HeliBike Rotorua

Helicopter travel with adventure activities in New Zealand bush

Welcome to your exciting HeliBike Rotorua adventure opportunity!

If you’re keen to explore new frontiers in mountain biking, trail running or tramping then HeliBike Rotorua can take you on a ride to remember.

You’ll experience the exhilaration of Helicopter flying to one of our fantastic trails. Enjoy the unique experience of The ‘Moerangi Trail’ in the remote Whirinaki Forest,  ‘Timber Trail New Zealand’ in the beautiful Pureora forest or ‘The Waikato River Trail’.

Explore our website, check your gear – and check in for the ride of your life with HeliBike Rotorua.

Our Trail Options

What Our Clients Say?

We think we’re pretty special, but don’t take our word for it, read what many of our customers think of us.

Amazing day out to middle of nowhere What a brilliant way to start an adventure ride. Had to wait out the weather yesterday but we were so lucky to fly into Rogers Hut today to start the Moerangi ride. The team were super helpful and kept us informed throughout whilst we waited to get a fly day. They met us at the end and had a beer waiting. The Moerangi ride is a must do for anyone wanting to be out in the middle of nowhere in amazing bush. Don't be fooled by the distance. We did 22km from Roger's hut and it took some energy. You need to be fit. The experience to helicopter in just adds to an excellent day out. Operators very professional We had an awesome time. We are now looking at planning our next adventure with Helibike Rotorua.

Brent W


We started planning our trip to New Zealand in January 2017, found Heli-bike Rotorua and knew this was a bucket-list adventure that we couldn't pass up. The week we were coming up on our epic adventure we checked the weather and saw that there was going to be a huge storm that day and David had no problem moving our tour back one day to make sure we were still able to go. We arrive in Rotorua and I couldn't even sleep the night before I was so excited (not recommended - this takes a lot of energy!) They also offer the option of getting dropped the evening before you ride to sleep in one of the huts on Mt. Moerangi which I would definitely do next time once I saw how remote and serene that option would have been. The morning of our ride, David picked us up, took us to a great breakfast spot and then we made our way up the mountain. Got a great history lesson about the forests we were driving through on the way up and the guys were great conversationalists. Got to the mountain, loaded up our bikes on the helicopter and off we went to the top of Mt. Moerangi. Despite the pilot refusing to hum Highway to the Danger Zone to us, the Heli Ride was incredible - views and access to the vast expansive forest that you'd never get otherwise. I was amazed. We get to the top of the mountain and it's time to ride the pristine Singletrack of Mt Moerangi. The access road was closed so we were literally the only two riders on the trail that day. I've never seen singletrack or forest like that in my life and I knew it was a privilege not many get in their mountain biker lives. The trail was challenging but rewarding and it felt like you could attack it at any experience level if you wanted. If you're not an advanced rider I would simply talk to David and he'll make sure you end up on a route, and distance that you'll be comfortable with. At the end of our ride I was smiling ear to ear. David greeted us with our favorite adult beverage, and off we went back into town - with a quick pit stop to a hot spring to relax our muscles on the way back while we enjoyed an epic sunset. This was one of the top 5 days in my life, if not the best - and I mean it. If you're thinking about doing this tour - there is no question that you should!!

Adam USA

Whirinaki forest is one of my most favourite places to ride. I have been countless times but I never get sick of it. The forest is absolutely stunning with it's vast biodiversity from tiny ground cover to giant podocarps to make the perfect home for Whio (Blue Ducks), Kaka and Robin. The riding is always exciting and guaranteed rewarding. The track offers fun flowing downhill sections, climbs that vary from gentle to honest and rolling terrain along the crystal clear rivers. Anyone who is into the nature will love this adventure.


Recently I was a guest of HeliBike Rotorua on their 'fly-in ride-out’ tour of Whirinaki Forest and Moerangi Track.
It was my first time “HeliBiking”. 
The scenery was stunning as we traversed the very easy and well-formed DOC tracks underneath the majestic canopy of millennium aged podocarp giants, and dramatic valleys and escarpments.
I forget how many times I stopped to take photos and videos of the remarkable views and scenery along the way, and listen to raucous cacophony of birdsong unique to this ecological jewell. I often competitively race mountain bike, however the pleasure in riding along in such a relaxed manner made me really appreciate the terrific opportunity to “get back to nature”. 
I thoroughly recommend a HeliBike Rotorua adventure as a “MUST DO”

Ross Castle

New Zealand

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