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, so be prepared.
A trail map is located at each end of the forest and up at the top of Trig Road. We ask you take a picture with your phone or use trail forks.
We 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.