History and Plans


The Waitangi Mountain Bike Park (WMBP) in the Waitangi Endowment Forest is located in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the Bay of Islands.

The Bay of Islands conjures up romantic images of Pohutukawa clad islands fringed with sandy white beaches, dolphins playing amid kayaks paddling around the bay. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the newly built Museum of Waitangi are the big attractions for kiwis and overseas visitors, driving three hours north of Auckland. But what if there was also a mountain bike park? For the thousands of riders that congregate in hot spots like Rotorua, Nelson and Queenstown, that would be a real reason to venture north. Thanks to the big dreamers at Focus Paihia Community Charitable Trust, an award winning community organisation, that dream has turned into reality.

Take a look below and hear about the story….

Here are some original concept plans for the complete trails in the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park- these have changed a little bit however….but still even more AWESOME!

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