Trail bike riding

We welcome trail bike riders in designated areas along the north and south banks of the Waimakariri River Regional Park.

See below for guides to trail bike, motocross and quad bike riding tracks.

Please read trail bike riding rules and keep to defined tracks. Do not ride on the sides of stopbanks or groynes; fines for damage to stopbanks can be up to $10,000. Stopbanks and groynes protect nearby communities from flooding. 

Please check notices and events for the latest information.

Kaiapoi Island motocross tracks Fly-by

Kaiapoi Island in the Waimakariri Regional Park, is a well-maintained motocross track with a learners’ area for under-16s, and a designated family area.

Kaiapoi Island Motocross Park
The Kaiapoi Island Motocross Park is on the North Bank of the Waimakariri River. It's a well-maintained motocross track with a learners’ area for under-16s and a designated family area. 
Only trail bikes and small children’s quads are permitted to be used here.
Trail bike riding 
Waimakariri trail riding rules map
We have 28km of marked trail bike tracks on the south bank of the of the Waimakariri River.

Tracks start at Haul Road and continue 3km past Weedons-Ross Road on the river berm.

There are three areas to park and ride. Haul Road motorbike car park, Minersbank Road at River end and Weedons-Ross Road at River end.

Contact us if you want to join the trail riders email list.
Quad bike riding 
Kaiapoi Island quad biking map
We have a quad bike-specific area built at Haul Road. This covers an area of 35 hectares and has a smaller track for learners as well as a larger track for the more experienced riders. The carpark for this area is located on Haul Road approximately 1.2km from McLeans Island Road.
In addition, quad bikes are allowed west of Intake Road on the South Bank and West of Downs Road on the North Bank. However, if riding on any formed gravel roads, the rider must obey standard road rules which includes being registered and road legal. Please note: None of the trails in these areas are maintained.