Owning a dirt motor bike is a fun activity that has plenty of room to be appreciated in the wide open country of New Zealand. There are plenty of different places to ride in New Zealand, including many tracks and parks that are set up specifically for motocross riders and their friends. There are plenty of sand dunes thanks to the coastal nature of the country, and there are plenty of parks, farms, and motor bike clubs that offer riding tracks for hobby riders and even those who want to ride professionally.
Some of the best tracks in New Zealand include:
North Island Tracks
Ardomre MX Track outside of Auckland
Awakaponga MX Track at Bay of Plenty Motorcycle Club
Barrett Road Motocross Park near Spotswood College, Taranaki
Bush Riders Motorcycle Club in Pahiatua
Fells Farm in Kaukapakapa
Hairy Hills Raceway in South Wairarapa
Mercer Motocross in Mercer
Rotorua Motorcycle Club’s Horohoro Track in Horohoro
The Sandpit, located in West Auckland
Tarawera Trail Bike Riders Club – Trail Riding
ZM Motocross Park outside of Hastings
South Island Tracks
Central Otago Motocross in Kingston
Christchurch Off-Road MX Track in West Melton
Sandy Point Club MX Track
Waimakariri River Regional Park in Canterbury – Trail Riding
These are among the most popular dirt motor bike tracks that you can find in New Zealand, but there are plenty more where these came from. Even though the North Island is the smaller of the two, it seems to have a bigger following of motocross riders and dirt bike tracks. However, there is something for everyone throughout New Zealand, regardless of whether you are into stunt riding, trail riding, professional tracks, or even just having a good time on your dirt bike.
When you’re looking for a great track, you have to consider the type of terrain that is present, the intended use of the track, what its availability is like (because some tracks have limited open riding time), and how the location suits your needs. If you live close to a track that isn’t suited to your preferred type of dirt motor bike riding, check nearby areas for a track that might be a better match for your needs. No matter what you’re looking for, New Zealand has something for just about everyone. With extreme tracks, motocross clubs and parks, and plenty of great outdoor spaces that have yet to be tamed, there is no better place to enjoy a dirt bike.