Just a 15-minute drive from Christchurch, McLeans Forest has three mountain bike loops totalling 17 kilometres and catering for cyclists of all ages and abilities, plus 11 kilometres of walking or running tracks.
Other commercial businesses lease land from Environment Canterbury in the wider Mcleans Island area, so you’ll find Orana Wildlife Park, car, machinery and golf clubs, shooting groups and other recreation ventures.
You'll find about 17km of family-friendly, high-quality mountain biking tracks and 11km of walking and running trails.
The entrance is off McLeans Island Road, coming from either Johns Road or Old West Coast Road.
Gates are open 7am to 10pm year-round.
Dogs must be kept under effective control at all times. No barbecues are provided but visitors are welcome to bring their own, provided they are gas-only and used in areas clear of vegetation. Do not light fires. Dial 111 immediately if you see smoke or flames.
Picnic tables with grassed areas for playing.
- Tresillian Loop - The main track starting and finishing off the car park, 10km.
- Coringa Loop - An additional 5km loop off Tresillian Loop.
- River Loop - Accessed from Tresillian Loop, the 2km river loop is a low-grade track that takes you right out to the river's edge.