Craters Mountain Bike Park

Craters MTB Park is a purpose-built mountain bike park located only a short distance from Taupō town, with trails ranging from children’s entry-level to technical cross-country and downhill trails.

Craters MTB Park is a purpose-built mountain bike park located only a short distance from Taupō town, with trails ranging from children’s entry-level to technical cross-country and downhill trails.

Trail Stats and Map

  • Total Distance
    50 Km
  • Time
    1 Hour | Full Day
  • Ability
    Easy to Expert
  • Trail Type
    Forest Park | Pumice | Dirt


Craters Mountain Bike Park features a mix of elevations with gentle climbs and descents for beginners, moderate gradients for intermediate riders, and challenging steep climbs and technical descents for experts. The varied terrain offers exciting rides for all skill levels.


Elevation | 201m

Climb | Variable

Descent | Variable

Flat |Variable

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Riding the Craters Mountain Bike Park

Craters Mountain Bike Park, just a short ride north of Taupō, is a paradise for mountain biking fans of all skill levels. With around 50 kilometres of trails, there's something for everyone here, whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out. You can go for a quick hour-long ride or spend the whole day exploring the diverse routes this park has to offer.

The park boasts a range of trails and loops to suit different abilities and preferences. For a leisurely ride, the "Tank Stand Loop" offers a gentle, scenic route perfect for beginners or a warm-up. Intermediate riders will love the "Corridor," a fun and flowing trail that winds through the forest, providing just the right amount of challenge without being too tough. If you're an adrenaline junkie, the "Buzzard" trail delivers thrilling descents and exciting jumps, making it a top pick for more experienced riders.

One of the coolest things about Craters MTB Park is its unique volcanic pumice soils. These soils drain quickly, so the trails stay firm and ready for action all year round, no matter the weather. Even after a rainstorm, you can count on a great ride. This means you can enjoy mountain biking here whenever you feel like it.

Whether you're looking for a challenging adventure on technical trails or a relaxed ride on easier paths, Craters MTB Park has it all. The combination of beautiful scenery, well-maintained trails, and awesome riding conditions makes this park a must-visit for anyone who loves mountain biking. So, grab your bike, hit the trails, and enjoy the fantastic riding experience that Craters MTB Park has to offer!


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Whether you're tackling The Craters Mountain Bike Park or exploring more forest routes of the Great Lake Trails, the Taupō region offers unforgettable rides amidst supervolcanic landscapes and lush wilderness. With over 30 trails and more than 380 kilometers of riding paths, your adventure through this biking paradise is sure to be exhilarating and memorable.

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