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Skills Clinics.

1st August 2017 by haydz

Book now and get better at riding.. and better than your mates… immediately.

From basic skills to race preparation our resident pro riders will get your skills up.

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New Trail Update – July 2017

25th July 2017 by haydz


This is Haydn – Operations and Trail Development Manager.

The new block that we have been working on since April will be open this Wednesday from 12pm.  This is a pivotal new block and completes the new Core Trail Network that myself and the various Trail Crew have worked on since November 2014.

This newest block includes:

– just over 6km of new trail

  • 2 alternate options for Intermediate Riders to get back up to the Map Station 2 ridge line from the bottom (Inland Rd) 
  • an optional XC extension to make the return route even longer 
  • a Grade 4 technical trail that has a few small features on it (Only the end section is open at present, until the clay section dries out later in the year)

As with all new trails they are “open but not finished”, we continually reassess and upgrade trails as they need over time.  We may even need to close them again if the rain doesn’t ease up.. It will open off and on as we until it beds in completely.

We have also being working hard this month at improving all of the trails, including an extremely well timed drainage clearing mission on nearly all off the down trails, in anticipation for this massive rainfall we have just endured.. I firmly believe there are only a few places IN THE WOR

LD that can handle as much sustained water and still ride as good as Woodhill MTB Park does.. 

For more information on this new block, zoom into the photos of the trail signs, see the new map on our website or grab one from Stefan and his amazing staff at the Carpark/Proshop who have all been briefed…or go out and see for yourself.

NB we won’t be answering individual questions about trails on Facebook.

The Core Trail Network that I have designed for XC, Enduro and Family genres and have been working on since 2014, has more to offer in terms of trail choice, trail quality, flow, layout, signage, variety, consistency and sustainability than ever before and better than many other (I never said all) riding destinations in NZ.

In addition to the selection of awesome new style of trails we now have, I have replicated a vastly improved version of every trail from the old Network.  If you need further reassurance on this, I am happy to explain, feel free to email me. (except of course the 6 trails we had with jumps on them – see below)

Now that it is complete, which was crucial to the survival of our Bike Park and meeting the needs of NZ’s key rider demographics, who keep our business, in business, I will be finally able to build a progressive area of jump trails.  It will cater to jumpers from beginner to intermediate initially. I expect it to be ready to ride by this summer.

In the short term future, there will also be an extension of our network of trails down by the carpark for beginners, some short links throughout the whole network to increase options even further, more services for riders and continual improvements across the board. The long term future also sees many more trails, services and features to be continually developed.

Thanks to our loyal, patient and positive supporters, Woodhill MTB Park has survived and solidified its place as the home ground for Auckland Riders and remains as a big player in the NZ MTB scene.

A huge personal thanks to Stefan, Duncan, Mark and the rest of the amazing staff. 

Haydn Shore

Operations Manager

Woodhill MTB Park

Peoples Choice Award

8th May 2017 by haydz

And the winner is….. Woodhill MTB Park.

We made the finals of the 2017 North West Country Business Awards.  On the finals night we won Highly Commended for Recreation and also received one of the two Supreme Awards – Peoples Choice.

Thanks to everyone who voted for us and everyones continued support.


2nd October 2016 by haydz


The management team at Bike Parks Ltd wishes to advise dog owners of a change in Dog Rules at the Woodhill Mountain Bike Park.

As of 1 January 2017 dogs will no longer be allowed to accompany riders in the trail network on Weekends and Public Holidays.

The reason for this decision is due to a number of reasons including

  • an increase in near miss accidents involving dogs
  • an overall increase in weekend rider numbers
  • an increase in owners not picking up after their dogs in the trails and carpark area or having them under an acceptable amount of control in the forest
  • an increase in owners losing track of their dogs in the forest and having to stay later to find them

We will continue to allow dogs into the trail network during weekdays only which will also be reconsidered on regular intervals.  We would like to remind owners that dogs must remain on a leash in the carpark and then can be let off leash once you enter the trails as long as the dog is under full control.  Please pick up after your dog.

Thank you for for your understanding

#morewoodhill continues

22nd July 2016 by haydz

Its with great pleasure that we open EVEN more trails.  The XC network is well underway with the Dakine Trail Crew smashing out nearly 15km more trail in record time.  Check out the new map or see staff for more details.


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11th April 2018 by haydz

UPDATE: Friday 4th May We are happy to announce that we are nearly 100% reopen.  What is still closed is the really damaged areas which we will slowly work through as we can. Open recently the northern block which includes all of the Advanced and Expert Trails like Off the Grid, Not 4 Granny, Stitch […]

#MoreWoodhill has started!

27th April 2016 by haydz

New Trails Open for 2016 Winter. The Trail Crew is always working their butts off to make Woodhill MTB Park better and better. The next step of the #MoreWoodhill program was rolled out today and will continue right throughout the 2016 Winter. Highlights so far this year are: New Trail “Escape Route” – Grade 2 […]

New Trail Network -Stage 1 Open NOW!

18th May 2015 by haydz

See more pictures and the latest video here A solid effort by the Woodhill Trail Crew saw nearly 20kms of new trail ready for the Stage 1 Opening April 2015. Sustainability and summer proofing was high on the priority list and the crew has pulled off trails with amazing flow and shape that will last […]

PRESS RELEASE: The Future is Bright for The Woodhill MTB Park

30th October 2014 by haydz

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: It comes with great pleasure and excitement to announce that The Woodhill MTB Park’s long term future has been confirmed. Bike Parks Ltd, the management company responsible for operating the Woodhill MTB Park signed a new agreement earlier this month with the new restored land owners of the Woodhill Forest Nga Maunga […]

Emergency Contact Details

29th November 2011 by haydz

We always have a trained medic and emergency response vehicle onsite during shop open hours.  Please add the following number to your phone contacts.  0272 780969. After an incident on the weekend whereby it took an extra 15 minutes for our emergency response to be sent and even longer for the ambulance to be called. […]