Whitianga Bike Park

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Whitianga Bike Park
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Tony P
Wellington, New Zealand66 contributions
Feb 2021
This is at the smaller end of bike parks I've been to, but its nice. Some lovely bush to ride through and the trails seemed in good condition. The trail to the summit is fairly steep though.
It had a really nice community feel with (free?) loan bike for kids.
The trail gradings seemed pretty honest. I found the intermediate trails easy enough, but struggled with the extreme ones.
I had a nice talk to one of the guys working in the park, sounds like they've got good plans for the future. All the best, thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
Written 7 February 2021
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David Mumford
Dronfield, UK151 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The staff were very helpful and the bikes were fantastic. Very good quality for hire bikes. We took hard tails because that’s what we were used to and they let us try them first for fit and suitability. Electric bikes are of course more expensive but looked good. We did half a day because we only had that time but we got to zone 5 in that time. The trails are in zones and there are hundreds of possible routes all graded. They have a very helpful map which is a must and easy to follow. The forest is vast. This really was an exciting biking day as I said in New Zealand forests and hills. Excellent time spent.
Written 23 February 2020
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Anonymous Reviewer
Hella, Iceland1 contribution
Jan 2019 • Family
Me and my father and my mate and his father went on this mountain bike ride expecting an enjoyable ride, however, this was not the case. The trails were not maintained, there was poor signage telling you where the top, bottom, entrance, and exits were, the trails were to narrow and steep that you had to push your bike up most of the way even for an experienced rider like myself.
Written 7 January 2019
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SFranks2
Rotorua, New Zealand32 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
This park has some surprisingly challenging technical downhills, a short out and back that will satisfy the nervous infrequent MTB partner, and a maze of walking/climbing tracks, all in regenerating native bush.
It’s base area offers bmx and skills areas all set in gardens maintained by community volunteers, thankfully free of the botanical chauvinism that commonly infects local government built and maintained parks. In other words colourful non-indigenous trees and flowers have not been ‘cleansed’ from sight.
And it’s only a few hundred metres from the excellent Departure Lounge cafe at the airport’s obscurely situated terminal building.
Written 30 December 2017
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car0lj0y
Whitianga, New Zealand66 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
There are many tracks at the Bike Park, not only for bikes, but also for people to walk. There is ongoing work being done to keep improving it. There are several tracks you can walk at this venue. Really enjoyed my visit, and will be going back again.
Written 31 May 2017
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So glad you enjoyed your visit. The recent storms do create extra work in clearing trees from the tracks. There will be some new bridges in a few months time
Written 1 June 2017
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Amelia_J
Rotorua, New Zealand44 contributions
Feb 2017 • Family
awesome fun, not much of a biker myself but I certainly enjoyed this track. good fun for all fitness types. great sight seeing experience, plus it was well made!
Written 6 February 2017
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Glad you liked it. At your next visit you will find some changes in the trails to make it even better. And we are improving signage.
Written 7 February 2017
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Sally A
1 contribution
Jan 2017 • Family
I love this place and so does my young daughter, walking around the lower tracks listening to birdsong. Perfect spot for mountain biking or BMX-ing, but also for family picnics and beautiful bushwalks
Written 10 January 2017
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Summer in the bush on a bike is wonderful. Even the work parties enjoy the bird song.
Written 31 January 2017
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James A
15 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
This is a little-known attraction in Whitianga/Mercury Bay, well worth a visit!

The primary attraction is the many walking and mountain biking tracks in the park - there are tracks for all ages and abilities. A particular highlight is the "Hewie's Lookout", which is a picnic area at the top of the hills above the bike park; the lookout gives wide views of the whole of Whitianga and Mercury Bay.

There are also gorgeous picnic areas at the base of the park, lots of grass for little ones to run around, plenty of shade, beautiful gardens and an arboretum of native trees.

The whole park has been carefully designed and maintained, is a great spot for individuals and families - highly recommended!!
Written 5 January 2017
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