Nearby mountain bike trails and clubs
Riverhead forest West Coast Riders Club
Old North Rd trails map new downhill MTB-only trails.
Barlow Rd trails map older trails in the main forest, shared with motorbikes. Note added in 2017 - some of these tracks may be overgrown and impassable.
Woodhill Mountain Bike Park sandy tracks best in wet - bikes for hire.
Alice Eaves Reserve (advanced) in Orewa can be combined with:
Te Ara Tahuna cycleway and walkway (easy, suitable for children). Possible off-road detour to Hatfields beach, and/or along Orewa beach front.
Sanders Reserve Paremoremo map great for children and families, skilled riders will probably be disappointed.
Shakespear Park Whangaparoa - ride can continue around clifftop south of park, and across golf course to Gulf Harbour.
Tawharanui West end track is also ride-able even though not marked as such.
Manukau Coastal Cycleway Suitable for beginners, start at Ambury Park, possible detour to Puketutu Island.
Waharau Firth of Thames - exciting, long downhill.
Whitford and Maraetai forests Pohutukawa Coast Bike Club
Puhinui Reserve Cycle Trails Manukau - not designed by mountain-bikers, but something different if you've been everywhere else.
Puni Park Franklin Mountain Bike Club Inc Pukekohe.
Fourforty Mountain Bike Park Commercial operation between Kawakawa Bay and Orere Point.
Runway Mountain Bike Park 4KM trail next to Auckland Airport. Fun to ride but a bit short to make it worth the trip.
NZ mountain bike trail information
Vorb probably the most active NZ MTB forum.
Adventure Cycles Full suspension mountain bikes for hire in Auckland.
AucklandNZ Mountain bike tours.
Upper Harbour Walking Guide [405KB PDF] Includes some easy bike paths for beginners.