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
There is an area for riding quad bikes off Haul Road on the south bank of the Waimakariri River.
This area is also the start of the trail bike trails, but starts off with a big cleared area and around 2.5km of tracks through a stand of trees.