Craters Mountain Bike Park
Recommended duration for hire: 2 - 4 hours
DISTANCE: 50km of trails to choose from
ABILITY: Intermediate - Advanced Level
Craters Of The Moon Mountain Bike Park is directly opposite our shop and can be accessed through a tunnel under the main road. This is the main Mountain Bike Park in Taupo and is renowned as one of the best Mountain Bike Parks in New Zealand. The park has about 50km (30 miles) of trails to suit all skill levels with about 400m elevation from top to bottom. The trails are through pine and eucalyptus plantations. The volcanic pumice soils allow for year round riding as it quickly drains away any water.
The trails are maintained by a not-for-profit trust called Bike Taupo and you have to pay to ride the park. However, all of our hire bikes include this fee.
Craters Mountain Bike Park Loop Ride
Recommended duration for hire: 2 hours
ABILITY: Intermediate Level
This loop ride is a nice, easy flowing collection of single track trails. Riding our electric mountain bikes is a great way to enjoy these trails if you’re not so fit, or if you want to keep up with someone faster!
Family friendly tracks in Craters Mountain Bike Park
Recommended duration for hire: 1-2 hours
DISTANCE: 1 - 5km
Craters Of The Moon Mountain Bike Park caters for all levels of riders. There is also some excellent, purpose built Children's tracks, ranging from beginner Children's levels through to tracks designed for Children who are competent bike riders. Below is a list of tracks, there distances & ability level.
1) Kids Track, 400 meters long, entry level ability.
2) Scraggs Track, 1.5KM long, Entry to Intermediate level of ability.
3) Tourist Trap Track, 2.5KM long, Intermediate level of ability.
4) Tank Stand & Coaster Tracks, 2.2KM long, Intermediate & above level of ability.
When you come to our shop will provide a comprehensive overview of the tracks & we have maps available. We have 4 Children's bikes for hire, a 20 inch & 3 24 inch Avanti, both have gears & front suspension. For older Children our Extra Small Adults bikes are sometimes the correct size.