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, so be prepared.
DURING LEVEL 3
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. We are upgrading the access via Okaroro Road in the next couple of weeks.
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.
Download map here
Price per participant
|Price||$10.00 + fee|