With an increasing number of specially designed mountain bike tracks, as well as many single and 4WD (four-wheel drive) tracks through beautiful native bush, New Zealand's hilly terrain makes it a fabulous mountain bike playground. And for the more adventurous rider looking for a unique challenge, try alpine Heli Biking or cycle up one of the many firebreaks you'll see on New Zealand's steep hills!

 

The main attraction here is Woodhill Park, featuring 100+ jumps within 100+ kilometers of sand-based terrain. 

 

For those wanting easy to intermediate, single-track, off-road trails through native bush. The backdrop is beautiful lake Taupo.

 

The Whakarewarewa Forest is the spiritual home of mountain biking in NZ, catering for novices through to veterans with more than 100 km of trails. 

 

Within 10kms of Nelson there are 30+ trails ranging from grade 2 - grade 5. DH, flow tracks, rooty technical challenges, family friendly loops and classic back country doddles!

 

This region is home to the epic Alps to Ocean trail. NZ's longest (continuous) bike ride, takes 4-6 days and begins from our tallest mountain ‘Cloud Piercer’ Aoraki/ Mount Cook. An easy to intermediate grade requiring moderate fitness.

 

Queen Charlotte Track is an iconic ride around the Marlborough Sounds (closed to bikers in summer). Depending on fitness, this 2-4 day clay track has some steep ascents and descents. Mostly intermediate grade with options for gear to go by water taxi! 

 

This region is home to the Heaphy Track ride through Kahurangi National Park. This is a 2-3 day intermediate to advanced MTB ride following an old Maori route to the West Coast. Also the Coast has the newly opened Old Ghost Road. An 85km advanced (grade 4) trail, taking 2-4 days.

 

Queenstown Lake District is home to the only gondola-accessed mountain bike runs in the Southern Hemisphere. The purpose built MTB park has been voted one of the best tracks in the country and is a ‘Must Do’ for the biker-focussed visitors to New Zealand.