Whangamata Ridges Mountain Bike Park

This page will be updated regarding information of mountain bike track closures in Whangamata due to forestry operations.

Whangamata Ridges Mountain Bike Park

The Whangamata Ridges Mountain Bike Park trailhead is located in forest company land, 4km north of Whangamata off Ridge Rd and features some amazing single-track, with purpose built berms, jumps and rollers.

Our Council is working with the forestry industry to keep you up-to date with information regarding the Whangamata Ridges Mountain Bike Park.

Please adhere to all signage and do not enter any areas that are currently closed. Forestry harvesting is dangerous and the people on site are highly trained professionals. It is for your own safety that it is forbidden to enter these sites unless you are authorized personnel. 


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This restricts, until 31 August, where riders can go. 

Harvest crews have minimal work on weekends; however roading crews are regularly on-site on Saturday's, particularly on the Rananui/Loop Rd area. On Sunday's the 'gate rule' as below will continue apply.

PLEASE NOTE: There are certain gates that are always closed and always no access. The 'gate rule' applies to the main access points, all other access points are permanently closed to public and should never be used by mountain bikers. Main gates which can be used for public access look like this:

Main gate example

'Gate rules'
  • Gate open = NO ENTRY
  • Gate closed = OK, but proceed with caution.
  • Gate closed and taped = Strictly no entry at any time. 

For more information and to stay up-to date visit the Whangamata Ridges Mountain Bike Park Facebook page or visit www.matarikiforests.co.nz.

Before you go riding it is best to stop into the local cycle shop, Pedal and Paddle at 700 Port Rd Whangamata (07 865 8096), to find out the best way to navigate around the park and see what tracks are open as this changes due to forestry works.

Support the local mountain biking club, enjoy unlimited access to the trails and contribute to future trail construction and maintenance by purchasing an annual membership for just $10, available from Pedal and Paddle. Riders can also purchase a permit from Destination Coromandel, our regional tourism promoter: www.thecoromandel.com