Mountain Biking

Being only a 15 minute ride to the forest, with a bike wash station, secure bike storage, geothermal mineral pools, an outdoor BBQ and only a two minutes’ walk to Eat St, Aura is the perfect spot to wind down, relax and refresh for the next day’s mountain bike ride in Rotorua.

A unique and quality accommodation experience for families, couples, groups & single, our affordable rooms, awesome facilities, friendly staff and cool vibe will have you returning again & again to Aura!

Use the promo code *RIDEAURA* to get a discount on our special Trail Karma rate where 10% of your booking will be donated to the Rotorua Trails Trust.

365 day Outdoor Swimming
Relax in the Outdoor Pool, Aura Accommodation

There is nothing quite like a large outdoor swimming pool- summer or winter, that’s how we roll here. We keep it hot in winter (34-38 degrees) and warm (28-32 degrees) in the summer. Either way it’s the best spot to crack open a few cold ones and reminisce on the day on the trails.

BBQ Cooking Facilities
Cooking on the BBQ, Aura Rotorua

There is nothing better than finishing up a day in the forest with a good old Kiwi BBQ. Beverage in hand and a few sausages on the go, makes for an easy and simple way to wrap up any day. With the pool close by, you can even go ahead and have dinner in your togs. Now that’s living easy.

Bike Storage
Mountain Bike Storage Shed, Rotorua

The shed is up and running, and the purpose built stands are only a matter of time. Know your bike is safely stored away at night and clean to impress everyone in eyesight. This shed had you in mind when we built it.

Relaxing Mineral Pools
Rotorua affordable family accommodation

We sank the bore so you can soak in the water. World renowned for their therapeutic and curative properties, you’ll feel a million dollars and be ready to roll out onto the trails once again. Sitting between 37-40 degrees year round, there is no better way to end your day.


MTB Trail Map
Redwoods Forest Mountain Bike Trail Map for Rotorua

We know that with over 150 km of mountain bike trails in Rotorua it can be hard to choose where to go! Plan your day on the trails all while having your morning coffee with our Rotorua trails map.   Ask our local team for tips and tricks, the forest is our backyard after all.

Bike Wash Station

The dirt, the sweat, the blood – we’ve got something to wash it all away. Clean up and start a fresh the next day with our mountain bike wash station, conveniently located extremely close to the beers and the pools which is where we know you really want to be.

Central Location
Central Rotorua Map, Mountain Bike trails, Aura Accommodation

Central enough that it only takes 15 minutes to get to the Redwoods Forest? Easy.  Then at night, leave the bikes and head into town for a beer or two, enjoy some delicious food on Eat St and take the easy 200 m stroll back to your room. We are just that close!

Clean Green Practices
Re-useable Glass milk bottles,

We are passionate about our environment, and ensure we are minimising our effect on our environment. We have a whole range of green initiatives at Aura.

Guest Laundry
Affordable Rotorua Accommodation

Located by Room 17, you can find our guest laundry consisting of a washing machine and a dryer. Easy to use with a $2 coin, there is no excuse to not get back on the mountain bike trails the next day.

Send Your Service

While we appreciate that people do enjoy a clean towel every day – do you need it? How about skipping the room service for the day and instead we will donate $5 on your behalf to the fantastic team at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rotorua to help them continue the great work they do with our tamariki.

Solar Powered
Solar Panels - Aura Accommodation

That’s right. We went ahead and put 60 solar panels on our rooftop to further our goal of reducing our environmental footprint. What’s that saying – Suns out, solars out? Enjoy your stay even more knowing we run off 100% renewable energy here at Aura.

Local Knowledge Wall
Aura Knowledge Wall, Rotorua

We work hard to ensure we know Rotorua, and everything there is to do in Rotorua. Check out our ‘Locals’ wall, packed with great experiences around our region, from the fantastic attractions to the best spot to get your local beer. Ask away cause we are full of ideas!

Geothermal Steambox Cooking
Geothermal Steam Box, Aura , RotoruA

Fancy having a true Rotorua experience?! How bout enjoying our geothermally heated steam box for cooking using steam. It’s a great way to try something new and memorable, plus is really easy and stress free. In fact, you could easily soak in the pools while your food steams away! Ideal.

Off Street Parking
Rotorua affordable family accommodation

We’ve got plenty of off street parking, and parking within a short skip to your room. And if you’ve got something ‘extra sized’, say a few mountain bikes, trailer or even a boat, we have room for all that too.

Geothermal In-Room Heating
Geothermal heated rooms

It’s one thing having cold toes in the forest but we think that there is no excuse for a cold room. We know that it can get a little cold here in the winter and with all that geothermal bubbling away below us, we decided to take it on a journey from 120m below your feet, to heating the water in your room radiators.