Located on the beautiful Pohutukawa Coast, Maraetai and Whitford Forests (NOTE Whitford Forest is currently closed to the public) offer some of the best mountain biking trails in Auckland. Aimed at intermediate to expert riders, the tracks are a mixture of flow and technical trails located in the open (currently regenerating forest) and in Native Bush. From technical, rooty and off camber tracks to smooth berms and jumps, our trails have something to offer for everyone. Maraetai and Whitford Forests are also a playground for walkers and runners.
You do need to be a member of the Pohutukawa Coast Bike Club to enter the forests. We offer single and family memberships for bikers and walkers/runners. Our club is also affiliated with MTBNZ and Cycle NZ. Go to our “Become a member of the club” page to join. Alternatively if you just want to check it out, you can purchase a day pass for just $10 from Gas Maraetai (located in Maraetai) or Whitford Merchants (located Whitford Village).
Being a member of the club you not only have access to the network of awesome trails 24/7, you get up to date information on what is happening in the forest i.e. new tracks, trail closures etc., plus discounts on events run by the club. You will also have the satisfaction knowing that your membership fee goes towards growing the trail network (yay more trails to ride) and maintenance of the tracks.