What You Need To Know

Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park (KMBP) is being developed on Recreation Reserve land under management agreements with the Dept. of Conservation and the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve Board.

Bylaws pertaining to Recreation Reserves prohibit horses, dogs, motorised vehicles, the lighting of fires (including cigarettes) and the removal of any vegetative material.

Bikes with electric motors (e-bikes) are permitted on Easy Rider only, as part of the Tasman Great Taste Trail. This policy is currently under review.

The MTB Park track network is designed and intended for mountain bikers and, on Easy Rider, cycle trail users.
While runners & walkers are permitted on the tracks, they do so at their own risk and must give way to cyclists.
All trail signage must be observed, especially One Way and Do Not Enter signs.

For safety reasons. the wearing of headphones or ear buds is not permitted while using the track network.

At all times, the Mountain Bikers Code must be observed. On two-way tracks, Signal Your Approach and Pass With Care.

We recommend that riders fit bells to their bikes and ring them when approaching blind corners on two-way tracks.

Failure to observe Kaiteriteri MTB Park rules and temporary restrictions (e.g., track closures) may result in a Park trespass notice.

There are no toilets on the Reserve. Toilets are located at the beach carpark.

A water tap, installed by Kimi Ora Eco Resort, is located at the junction of Cruise Control/Swamp Monster and Glade Runner.


  1. With respect to e-bikes...... A pedelec ebike that conforms to Class AB and powered primarily by human muscular energy is equivalent to a cycle as defined in the Land Transpot Act (LTA). The Reserves Act and Conservation Act are both silent on interpretation of a cycle and therefore must adopt the interpretation of the LTA. . So on any reserve or conservation land whereever there is a cycle trail then it must be accesible by cycles as defined above, ie., both Class AA and Class AB cycles.
    Class AB power assisted cycles are not motorized vehicles and have been gazetted in 2013 as such.
    In a more practical sense the forces and loads through the contact patch of the tyre and the ground are equivalent for both classes of cycles.
    In a nutshell if you creat a cycle track on public land then it must allow riders on cycles as defined in law.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Steve. KMBP's policy with regard to e-bikes is determined by the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve Management Plan that applies to the mountain bike park. This policy is informed by DOC's current national position on e-bikes. Insofar that KMBP had input into the Reserve MA, our concern is more focused on potential collision impact forces with electric-assist bikes than their trail 'contact patch'. In the meantime, we shall monitor the issue of e-bikes on singletrack from both a national and Park-specific perspective.

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