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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.

Opening 21 October 2023!

Craters MTB Park has around 50km of bike trails to suit all abilities. There are plenty of options to choose from, allowing you to escape for just an hour or two or have a full day on the trails.

All trails run in and out of exotic pine and eucalyptus plantations, with some stunning views of Lake Taupō and the Waikato River. The volcanic pumice soils allow for year-round riding with free-draining qualities that are not found anywhere else in New Zealand.

All users of Craters MTB Park must be Bike Taupō members. Annual and visitor membership options are available. You can join online at

Distance 2-50km of trails available
Time required Anywhere from 1 hour to a full day
Phone coverage Good
Shuttle Yes, available by arrangement. Book shuttle services prior to departure.
Reminders Purchase a Bike Taupō pass before riding the trails

Craters MTB Park on Trailforks

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Physical address:
Karapiti Road
Wairakei Forest
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