Thursday, January 1


Kaiteriteri is situated 60kms from Nelson and 13kms from Motueka. Famous for its safe, golden sand beaches and perfect climate, it is a popular holiday destination for kiwis & tourists alike.

Traditional recreational activities have centered on sunbathing, swimming, kayaking & boating. With the development of the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park, visitors now have a whole new reason to visit.

This iconic resort is tipped to become "the jewel in the crown" of the region's planned Nelson-Marborough Cycleway, attracting cyclists from near & far. Soon the name Kaiteriteri will be as synonymous with bikes as it is with beaches.

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About Us

The Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park Incorporated Society was established in 2009 to develop and manage the Park. We are local mountain bike enthusiasts committed to extending the mountain biking opportunities in the region and creating a world class mtb Park.

Many other volunteers who share this vision attend regular Sunday morning 'working bees'. Others show their support by donating money, services or materials to the project.

A committee shares responsibility for many aspects of the Park's development under a Management Agreement with the reserve managers, the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve Board. Our AGM, at which members are elected, is held in Autumn.

Current members are: Guy Trainor, David Ryder, Ross Maley, Craig Skillicorn, Mike Nelson, Ross Savile, Oliver Weber, Shane Lightfoot, Greg Buckett & Graeme Buchanan.

We can be contacted at or phone Guy on 021 0304 519.

Park Profile

The Kaiteriteri Mountain bike Park arose out of a collaboration between the Department of Conservation, the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve Board (KRRB) and local mountain bikers to create a recreational off-road biking venue on public conservation land.

In 2009, the 180ha area of conservation land was gazetted as a recreational reserve under the management of the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve Board. It is being developed as a mountain bike park in partnership with Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park Inc. (KMBP), a body of enthusiastic volunteers committed to providing a wide range of trails to suit all users.

The track network is being created in a staged process. The first stage, completed in 2009, comprises a series of linked tracks that connect the MTB Park base at the Trailer Park with an exit beside Bethany Park.

The second stage consisted of hand-benching an Intermediate-grade higher elevation track that traverses the Park, linking existing firebreaks . It was completed in 2011.
Also completed in 2011 was an intermediate-grade, 3.5 kms, digger-benched track that climbs to the upper ridge.

Our track building programme is on-going.

Sponsors & Supporters




A Supportive Community...

The Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve Board has fully endorsed the MTB Park venture. Their practical support enabled work to commence immediately and they continue to assist us in realising the shared goal of an exciting new recreational asset for Kaiteriteri.

Little of the progress that has been made on the MTB Park would have been possible without the generous support of Ching Contracting, Richmond, and N S Rogers, Riwaka. Their early commitment to the project enabled the use of mini-diggers to create benched trail and considerably shortened the original time-frame for the establishment of the Park.
Andrew Spittal (Ching Contracting) continues to donate many personal hours in benching new track.

Many other local - and not-so-local - businesses and individuals have also provided a great deal in the way of materials & services, demonstrating both the level of community involvement in the venture and support for the vision of the mountain bike park in the region.

A $2,500 donation to the Society from Spittal Development
helped meet our management & volunteer 'start-up' expenses.

In November '09, Waimea Sawmilling undertook to meet all of our timber needs, providing the materials for our entrance gateway, map & info. board shelter, track marker posts & bridge treads.

Sharland Engineering fabricated a 4m long steel bridge for a major stream crossing.

North West Pest Management has undertaken to carry out weed control on our benched track circuit.

SignCraft, Ngatimoti, and signzngraphix, Richmond, have provided generous assistance with our signage & printing requirements.

Coppins Outdoors, Motueka, helps acknowledge and reward our many volunteers by sponsoring working bee vouchers.

Ground Effect, Christchurch, aided our project by donating books on trail-building and a clinometer for accurate track-surveying.

Village Cycles , Richmond, provides sponsorship to the project manager.

Prime Pine, Little Sydney Valley, donated timber for boardwalk construction on Swamp Monster. Posts were donated by ITM, Mouteka and they were constructed by boys from Motueka High School. ITM have also donated materials for a bridge.

Mark Van Zoelen of MVZ Builders donated materials & constructed a bridge on Glade Runner.

Concrete & Metals and C J Industries have both donated conage.

Reliance Retravision donated a prize for our logo competition winner.

Greenwood Health donated a First Aid Kit.

Mat Tait donated design services.

David Konecny donates his time in on-going technical assistance with our blogspot.

Steve Newport annually donates several hours creating our maps.

Quaystone Signs, Motueka, donated the roadside sign at Cook Corner.

Other Park Supporters

With the high numbers of visitors using the Park now, it's very encouraging for us when people follow up their positive comments with a generous donation when they get home! Many thanks go to:

Murray Lapworth "Well done on an incredibly productive year." (2010)
Phil Dewar (2010)
Michael Moss, Riwaka (2011)
Greg Dodds (2011)


Entrance to the Park is signposted off Martin Farm Rd. Parking is available at beach carpark.

A printable version of our padmap is available below track descriptions. A Google Map at page bottom shows track construction progress.

Legend of tracks to-date:
Green = Easy
Blue = Moderate
Black = Hard

Green - 'Salivater' A mouth-watering intro to the Park's track network.

Green - 'SideWinder' A series of switchbacks drop into a gully then gently climb to the next spur. Sponsored by Talleys.

Green - 'Swamp Monster' Passes through pines, native bush & open bracken before steadily climbing to track hub above Kimi Ora. Sponsored by Ching Contracting.

Green - 'Glade Runner' Undulating flow through cool glades. Sponsored by Port Nelson.

Green - Revelation Sidles before a series of switchbacks brings you out to bush edge and the termination of the Easy circuit. Sponsored by Bowater Toyota.

Green - Easy Rider Flowing, mainly-level track designed to provide road link and connect to Bay View. Sponsored by Motueka Sportsworld.

Blue - Ziggy Switchbacking start/end to Intermediate circuit. Sponsored by NBS Motueka.

Blue - Skullduggery Narrow, flowing hand-benched single-track through native bush. Sponsored by Kaiteriteri Kayak.

Blue - Swish Short & sweet switchbacks to link Bay View to Easy Rider. Sponsored by ITM Motueka.

Blue - Half-Pipe If you love switchbacks, you'll love this direct route back to the Park entrance. Sponsored by Whitwells Menswear & Footwear.

Blue - Shady Lady Narrow single-track that keeps you in the shade on a hot Kaiteriteri day. Sponsored by Physio 4 Health.

Blue - Tank Wide access road with some steep pitches. Easiest way up to Bay View. Sponsored by The Beached Whale.

Blue - Bay View Main firebreak providing access to several track options. Sponsored by Westrupp Jewellers.

Blue - Short Cut A quick way back onto the track network off the main road.

Black - Connector Downhill only. Moderate to begin with, then sharply steepens. Advanced.

Black - Heartthrob Downhill only. Ruts, roots and a stream crossing up the skill factor on a steep track. Advanced. Sponsored by Guthrie Bowron.

Black - Rock'n'Roll A granny ring grind up or a rollicking descent. Advanced.

Black - Tapu Downhill only. Tight single-track along a native forest spur that gets steep past the intersection with Easy Rider. Advanced. Sponsored by Motueka Recreation Centre.

Black - Remedy Downhill only. Tight & narrow single-track that rides best with speed. Advanced.

Black - Velocity Downhill only. Very steep & rutty at top, then a fast firebreak. Two track crossings. Expert leading to Advanced. Sponsored by Retravision-Betta Electrical.

Black - Flamin' Nora Downhill only. Very steep & technical single-track most of the way down a beech forest spur. Crosses Intermediate circuit. Expert leading to Advanced. Sponsored by Toxic.

Black - Rockface Downhill only. Very steep with giant ruts. Expert. Sponsored by The Rock FM.

All Black tracks are downhill only, except for Rock 'n'Roll.

Skullduggery and the top section of Bay View to the intersection with Heartthrob are ONE WAY, riding N-S.

Please take care at all track intersections and blind corners.

Click on below images to download full park brochure:


Click and enlarge the Google Map image below to locate the two road access points into the private Kaiteriteri Forest bordering the Park boundary. Access to this forest is by permit only, available from the Kaiteriteri Beach Camp Office, and NMTBC members.

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