Issued 28th Jan 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, some roads have been closed (with alternative routes to be taken).
Some local DOC campsites are closed, and Te Whatu Ora Waikato advises everyone to not use coastal beaches, lakes, rivers and streams until at least 48 hours following heavy rainfall due to potential bacterial contamination.
Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies.
The Whangamatā Ridges Mountain Bike Park features some fantastic singletrack riding. The Grade 2-5 trails provide a massive amount of fun and days of enjoyment for everyone from families right through to advanced riders.
Set in a mixture of native bush, pine forest and some recently cleared forest terrain, riders at Whangamatā Ridges Mountain Bike Park will experience fun singletrack, exciting downhills and climbs that reward the effort with spectacular views of ocean and forest.
Located just five minutes from the Whangamatā Township on State Highway 25, the park offers something for everyone, from the first-time rider to experts looking to be challenged.
The park is located in Matariki Forest 4km north of Whangamatā. The Whangamatā Ridges Mountain Bike Park is set in a commercial pine forest. The tracks are shared with production forestry operations; this means that from time to time the tracks are closed due to Forest Operations. When this is occurring there is signage in place advising as such. It is essential for everyone's safety that these signs are obeyed.
One day and annual passes are available online.
Logging and extreme weather can close the park, please check the facebook page for updated access information.
Whangamata Tairua Road