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RotoruaNZ is excited to share insights from National Geographic’s latest findings on wellness travel
In today’s fast-paced world, wellness goes beyond spa treatments – it’s about embracing healthful habits, savouring local cuisine, and finding rejuvenation in nature.
National Geographic’s annual Best of the World list showcases the most innovative destinations and experiences curated by its global community. Among these gems is the newest addition to New Zealand’s renowned NGA HAERENGA THE NZ CYCLE TRAIL INC. Great Rides network: the Whakarewarewa Forest Loop.
Nestled world renown Whakarewarewa Forest, this cycling and walking trail tops the Australasian section for wellness activities for 2024.
With its stunning landscapes and flowing trail that winds its way through lush forests adorned with majestic California redwoods, native ferns, and serene lakes, this has become a New Zealand must do for mountain bike riders of all abilities.
“This amazing accolade further reinforces what our locals and domestic mountain bikers have come to know about the Whakarewarewa Forest Loop – that’s its New Zealand’s best one day trail ride,” says RotoruaNZ CE Andrew Wilson.
“This international recognition will also help us to raise the profile of mountain biking here in Aotearoa and encourage more riders to visit our shores and try other great rides.”
International accolades like this reinforce Rotorua’s status as the world’s best all year mountain biking destination, with new trails like the Whakarewarewa Forest Loop encouraging all riders to come down and see what all the fuss is about.
From immersive cycle trails like the Whakarewarewa Forest Loop to serene spa locales perfect for de-stressing, Rotorua offers a unique opportunity to recharge and gain a fresh perspective.
Discover how our amazing little destination can transform travel experiences and inspire healthier lifestyles.