Scheduled Public Shuttle Operation Times:
The Shuttle will not operate in heavy rain conditions, check our facebook status above for the latest information
Uplift Ticket Prices
Tickets can be purchased from the shuttle driver with cash or Eftpos/Visa, or purchased online and picked up from the driver
1 Uplift $10
5 uplifts shareable: $40
16 Uplift shareable: $100
50 Uplift (Individual 40 individual + 10 share): $200
50 Uplift Shareable: $260
Southstar Shuttles - what is it?
Southstar Shuttles uplifts mountain bikers to the top of Whakarewarewa Forest in Rotorua so you can ride down hill all day on some of New Zealand’s best trails. There are a variety of trails from cruisy Green trails like Corner’s Track to black diamond options such as the Taniwha National Downhill Track. There are over 30km of trail that can be mixed and matched to give you the best part of a mountain bike ride - railing down a mint trail without the ride up. For info txt or call 0276543038
First Pick-up Point - Waipa Car Park
Regular Pick-up Point every 10-15mins corner of Hill Rd and Pipeline Rd
The shuttles leaves at the scheduled start time from Waipa car park on Waipa State Mill Road, off State Highway 5, just south of Rotorua. For the rest of the day, the shuttles pick up every 10-15 minutes from the corner of Hill and Pipeline Roads (get the trailmapps app to find this intersection).
You don't need to book the public shuttle, just turn up at one of the pick-up points, join the queue, when the bus comes load your bike and then purchase a ticket from the driver with cash or visa/eftpos. To make a mid-week group booking or get a weather update text/ call 0276543038. If it's raining heavily the shuttle isn't operating.
Trailmapps Rotorua Smartphone App
The Trailmapps App is available in the Apple App Store, and in the Google Play Store for $12.99. The killer feature of this app is that it uses the phone's GPS to show you where you are on the map. With this app you tap the GPS button at the bottom of the screen and an icon shows you your current location. The GPS can be used with your phone cell data service turned on or off, so once you've initially downloaded the app, there's no data charges from your carrier (i.e Spark/Vodafone/2degrees etc), the GPS doesn't need data to work as it uses satellites.
New trails are added to the app via free updates, so you constantly have the latest info.