Bike Ride: Totara Park, Manukau Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Redoubt Rd, The Gardens, Auckland 2016 Parking: Loads of parking in the carpark. Toilets: No Dogs: Yes, dogs are allowed in the park however wouldn’t recommend for the mountain bike trail as it is rather narrow. Date: 05.02.18 Weather Conditions: Nice blue sky but cooler, as we were there…

Bike Ride: Runway Mountain Bike Park, Auckland Airport

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: End of Ansett Place, Auckland Airport Parking: Yes, off of Ansett Place there is a gravel carpark Toilets: No Dogs: No Date: 06.02.18 Weather Conditions: Hot, Sunny Distance: I did 2.28km however didn’t complete all of the track options. I did the ‘Takeoff, First Class, Banyard Boogie and…

Bike Ride / Walk: Ambury Regional Park, Mangere Bridge, Auckland

Although I biked this track, this would also be a nice easy walking track. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: End of Ambury Rd, Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022 Parking: Lots of parking at the end of Ambury road or there are multiple other carparks along the track accessible from other roads. Toilets: Yes, at the…

Bike Ride: Waiuku Forest, Wilson Road Entrance, Otaua

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: End of Wilson Rd S, Otaua 2682. Please note that this entrance is sealed apart from a very short gravel road. The other entrance is not sealed at all. Parking: Yes, heaps of parking at the end of the road Toilets: No Dogs: Yes Date: 29.01.2018 Weather Conditions:…

Bike Ride: Totara Park, Manukau, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Redoubt Rd, The Gardens, Auckland 2016 Parking: Loads of parking in the carpark. Toilets: No Dogs: Yes, dogs are allowed in the park however wouldn’t recommend for the mountain bike trail as it is rather narrow. Date: 27.01.2018 Weather Conditions: Very hot – around 30 degrees most of the…

Bike Ride: Harker Reserve, Onewhero, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: I have covered off most information on getting to Harker Reserve in my original walk blog, you can read about it here. Date: 24.01.2018 Weather Conditions: Very hot! Distance: 4.72km from carpark to waterfall & back. Time Required: It took my brother and I 43 minutes there and back…

First Bike Ride: Waiuku Forest – Southern Entrance, Otaua

For our first bike ride, we headed into the Waiuku Forest Southern entrance (the entrance off Ghezzie road). Note that this entrance is not a sealed road, and the gravel track can be quite bumpy. We found a spot to park up and offload the bikes, and headed through the gate onto the track. We…

Trying Something New – Mountain Biking!

When my brother, his girlfriend and I were at the Waiuku Forest, we began thinking how fun it would be and how much distance you could cover on a bike. As we were walking we could see some tracks off the main gravel road through the forest, and we got pretty excited at the idea….