Welcome to Auckland

New Zealand's largest city Auckland got off to a slow start in terms of inner city offroad trails, but always has had a few great forest options on the city fringes since MTB came on the scene (Riverhead, Woodhill, Hunua and now Whitford & Maraetai).

It is now catching up with inner city MTB trail networks in Manukau's Totara Park and North Shore's Sanders Reserve with the cyclewaynewzealand.co.nz crew working on getting more trails sooner rather than later!  Not to mention non-MTB off-road options which we will keep you up to date on.

Auckland Trails & News

  • Auckland Airport MTB Trails

    Learn to fly - on your bike!

    Auckland Airport MTB

    Yes, it is true - there are MTB trails at Auckland Airport! And our very own Gabb was the leading designer!

  • Waitawa Regional Park MTB Trails

    Wonderful new asset for Auckland

    Hunua MTB Trails

    Opened in October 2013, this Auckland Regional Park has had a major MTB boost over winter 2015. Check out our video of the new stuff at this fabulous piece of Hauraki magic with stunning views during an adrenaline boosting ride...

  • Albany Uni Campus MTB Trails, Auckland

    Wicked Single Track in Small Area

    Albany Uni Campus MTB Trails, Auckland

    Please note that this trail network is sadly no more...

  • Volunteers plant 1000's of trees at Totara Park

    Over 20,000 plants accompany new MTB trails

    MTB Community Tree PlantingGreat community involvement at Totara Park MTB Park with over 20 park users young and old volunteering their Saturday to plant over 1500 plants around the new MTB track...

Latest News

  • Another $330m to be spent on NZ cycleways

    June 2015 and New Zealand Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced that 41 cycleways around the country will be getting what he called the "biggest investment in cycling" in NZ's history
  • Bike on Pavement

    Auckland's Ambitious Plans for Cycling

    Proof will be in the pudding

    With a proposed $111m - yes, ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN MILLION DOLLARS - Auckland Transport's new walking and cycling manager has some interesting thoughts on the cycleway ahead (so to speak)...
  • Hunua MTB Trails

    Waitawa Regional Park MTB Trails

    Wonderful new asset for Auckland

    Opened in October 2013, this Auckland Regional Park has had a major MTB boost over winter 2015. Check out our video of the new stuff at this fabulous piece of Hauraki magic with stunning views during an adrenaline boosting ride...

  • Auckland Airport MTB

    Auckland Airport MTB Trails

    Learn to fly - on your bike!

    Yes, it is true - there are MTB trails at Auckland Airport! And our very own Gabb was the leading designer!

  • Queen Charlotte Track now part of Cycle Trail

    Posted on Mon., Mar. 1, 2013

    Some of correspondents rate this the best multi-day ride ever. And now it gets an extra level of recognition...

Auckland Airport Mountain Bike Trails

Learn to fly - on your bike!

NOTE: Sadly Auckland Airport seem to have lost the motivation to keep this MTB Park open - it has been getting closed on and off throughout 2017/8. Best way to check if it is open is via their Facebook page for what they call "The District": https://www.facebook.com/The-District-at-Auckland-Airport-590525974314799/

 

This park opened in November 2013 thanks to the efforts of Auckland International Airport Ltd, complete with Pump Track! 

cyclewaynewzealand.co.nz's very own Gabb was busy through 2013/4 designing trails for the awesome Waitawa Regional Park at East Auckland (see article here), but that didn't stopped him from stepping up to work with AIAL to create a great little MTB park right on Airport land close to the main terminals in Mangere.

Called the Runway MTB Park, this system of short loops is part of the big project Auckland International Airport Limited have done to attract people and businesses to the area.  Featuring some great landscaping The District (as it is being called) will feature sports fields, an art trail, concert venue, expanded retail and a cool big playground right next to the MTB Park.

Situated behind the retail block that includes The Warehouse and Countdown, the Runway MTB Park includes a rather cool Pump Track as well as lots of great features along the various loops that you can ride.  Designed for all levels of riders (we want the whole family to enjoy!), there is enough to keep even the most experienced rider entertained.  As there are well over 10,000 people that work in the immediate vacinity, this will be a great opportunity for them to get/keep fit.


A fine mix of berms and flat corners makes for a good test of skills.


There wasn't much gradient to work with, but where we could, we added some runs that should get the blood pumping!


Twist through 'Dunlop Corner' like the Speed Racer - a creative use of 'rubbish' that was lying around.  Thanks to Tony 'Cyclops' Knaggs of Knaggs Construction who have built these trails.