1 January 2100
Located on the beautiful Pohutukawa Coast, Maraetai and Whitford Forests (NOTE Whitford Forest is currently closed to the public) offer some of the best mountain biking trails in Auckland. Aimed at intermediate to expert riders, the tracks are a mixture of flow and technical trails located in the open (currently regenerating forest) and in Native Bush. From technical, rooty and off camber tracks to smooth berms and jumps, our trails have something to offer for everyone. Maraetai and Whitford Forests are also a playground for walkers and runners.

Maraetai Forest is privately owned and you are required to hold a permit to enter, this includes all recreational activities such as but not limited to biking, running, walking. Permits can only be purchased through the Puhutukawa Coast Bike Club and are in the form of a season pass (year pass for the forest) or a day pass. The day passes are perfect if you want to check out the tracks before committing to a season pass, you are just passing through or you do not ride often to warrent buying a season pass.

Please choose the day you plan to ride and print out the day pass and bring it with you (will be emailed once purchased) or screen shot on your phone. There will be people in the forest randomly asking to see your pass.

There are two entrances to access the forest:

Rewa Road parking is limited and we suggest parking at the beach if this allows. Dont park over driveways, parking on one side of road only on Rewa and surrounding street as they are tight and taccess needs to remain for emergency vehicles.

Okaroro entrance is closest to those coming from out of town. Do not park right at the end of Okaroro Road, adhere to the no parking signs, keep the turning circle free, park as much off the road as possible and don't park on driveways. Dogs are PROHIBITED at this entrance.

All grade 4 and 5 tracks are closed during level 3. We ask that you stick only to the tracks that are open (link to map below). We also ask that you park at the Okaroro Road end to access the forest as there is plenty of parking. 

Level 3 rules:

1. EASY TRACKS ONLY. We are only allowed to ride easy tracks. So the following tracks will be closed and taped off…. Shrapnel, Grenade, B’s, Screamers, Prospectors, Bionic, Native Addiction, Stumpy, Ground Effect and Boundary. All others please ride cautiously and well within your capabilities. No KOM’s!! Now when we say easy tracks, if you are not a regular, and/or new to the forest and biking you may still struggle on our easy tracks.

2. SOCIAL DISTANCE AND STAY WITHIN YOUR BUBBLE. PLEASE obey social distancing rules and stay within your bubble. Don’t treat this as an opportunity for a group ride with ya mates …. that would definitely be one way for forest management/the police to kick us out during level 3.

3.  SCAN IN. Everyone must scan in using the QR codes at the entrance. QR codes are up and ready for you to use.

4. USE STRAVA. The Police are concerned people may get lost/injured in the forest and want a way to track people if they don’t return. So if you are riding/walking/running in the forest we ask that you use Strava. Strava has an option to send your ride live to another person – we ask that you use this. A good habit to use if riding alone anyway. Though not so good if you say your going for a quick ride and you decide you are enjoying yourself too much and stay for longer, but use the excuse you got a flat tire… 
 If we obey the rules above, the forest will stay open, if we don’t it will close again it’s that simple. 

We also ask that you read our club rules to make sure you are being safe in there (click on the link below). We also have a phone number on our main notice boards to call in case of an accident and you need vehicle access to get out of the forest. For serious accidents please call 111. 

Have fun

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 Event information
Friday, 1 January 2100
Maraetai, Auckland
New Zealand
See map below
Registration closes 1 January 2100 12:00 AM

Pohutukawa Coast Bike Club

In case of questions about the event please contact Pohutukawa Coast Bike Club :

[email protected]

PCBC Day Pass

  • Maraetai, Auckland
  • New Zealand