Staying in the Rotorua Family Holiday park, we were very close to the trail into Rotorua..in fact it starts just behind the Ngongotaha shops but we got on from right over the road.
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We set the bikes up and we were off. The Trail starts down the side of a wide bike lane on a road and then turns into the sealed path through bush right next to an old disused Railway line.
Eventually it comes out at Lake road which is the main road heading to downtown Rotorua and past Kuirau Park.
We were heading into town for lunch at Eat St. I’ve been here several times but never actually stopped here for a feed so after checking all the shops out, we decided on a shared Pizza from and Italian Restaurant which was fantastic.
An hour or so later we rode around to Kuirau park and had a look at some of the Thermal areas there. Amazing to see boiling mud in the middle of a built up area like that.
After having a good look around here, we headed back down to the trial back to Rafe at the park.
The round trip was about 16k’s according to the bike so not far at all and a good bit of exercise on a well setup and safe Trail.