Mountain Biking 

Pack your Mountain Bike and make us your home base! Just 35 minutes drive from Kohutapu Lodge, the Whirinaki Native Rainforest is a mountain biking mecca.

The Whirinaki Mountain Bike Track is purpose-built and weaves through one of the most spectacular forests in the world, providing the quintessential Whirinaki riding experience. The track is designed for the recreational mountain biker and requires a low/ medium fitness and skill level. The track is 16 km and shorter sections of the track can also be ridden. The inner loops (marked by yellow and red triangles) are grade 2 and the outside loop (blue triangle) is grade 3. It is the perfect introduction to biking in the Whirinaki.

Or for the more advanced…
The Moerangi Mountain Bike Track is a dual purpose track which attracts both mountain bikers and trampers. The track is an intermediate grade biking track (grade 3) designed to provide an adventurous indigenous forest experience. The track does have sustained hill sections and therefore requires a medium/high level of fitness. The average rider can expect the track to take 5–6 hours to complete. Situated along the track are three huts, Skips, Rogers and Moerangi. All three spots are great places to have a rest and let others catch up. They also pose the opportunity to turn this demanding ride into an overnight adventure. For your safety This bike track starts at the Okahu Valley Road end. Do not start from River Road car park as there have been accidents with bikes coming from the other direction.

NZ Mountain Safety Council Outdoor Biking Guide

Safety First
Mountain Bikers: Please walk your bike across major bridge crossings to prevent accidents on the bridges.