Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park is a great example of how a dedicated group of riders and passionate volunteers commit their time to deliver a truly world class experience. But don’t just take our word for it
IMBA Gold Standard Trail Centre; “The Ride Centre™ designation represents large-scale mountain bike facilities that offer something for every rider. Bring your full arsenal of bikes to these destination-worthy areas. From expert-only to family-friendly, you’ll encounter the best the sport has to offer.” The park also received the QualMark gold award for sustainability in 2022.
Rae Morrison - World Series top 10 enduro racer; “Kaiteriteri is one of my favourite places to ride. The trails are well designed and maintained, with everything from grade 3 flow trails through to grade 5s that get the heart racing. I love how I can ride all morning and then end up at the beach in the afternoon. I travel the world racing bikes and Kaiteriteri is really special”.
Daisy - 11 yrs old; “I love riding my bike at Kaiteri with my mum. I love hearing the birds and how cool it is in the bush in the summer. I enjoy the grade 3 trails the most and the real fruit ice creams afterwards”.
The Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park is owned and funded by the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve which employs a dedicated park manager.
Built on 180 hectares of regenerating forest next to the Kaiteriteri Beach, our mountain bike park has over 30 trails for you to enjoy. The maximum height of the park is 280m, which means you get to lap out your favourite trails rather than spend a large portion of your ride grinding up big climbs.
Built by a small army of passionate volunteers the park has been constructed over the past 10 years. Funding is provided by the profits from the Reserve and from the park's sponsors. It’s free to enjoy but you can also become a ‘supporter’ through our app with all income going directly back to the mountain bike park (link)
While in the park you have the chance to see a wide range of native animals and plants. Resident populations of kea, pīwakawaka, ruru, korimako and tui keep the forest alive with birdsong while overhead you’ll often see kārearea and kākā.
Community planting days, and a thorough pest trapping program have seen the park regenerate considerably over the past decade, which all adds to the location's unique feel and the sense of being surrounded by nature as you enjoy the trails.