If you are headed to New Zealand this summer why not start or end your trip at Fourforty? This place rules, the trails are epic, the staff and facilities are relaxed and professional. Only 45 minutes from Auckland International Airport, on the way to Rotorua, you will find an idyllic travel destination that’s a bit off the beaten track. Fourforty
boasts an impressive network of gravity trails spanning more than 50 km across NZ native and pine forests.
It really is the perfect spot to kick off your New Zealand riding trip. The large open deck area and rustic retail space are such a great place to refresh between runs. It’s not all downhill either: Fourforty has an uphill trail network, asphalt pump track and even a natural river swimming hole to keep the whole crew happy. With a dedicated workshop and wash down facility, it’s the perfect spot for travelers to get those bikes built up or packed down.
Over the past few years the team at Fourforty have dialled in what the riders want from a gravity park. This is the largest dedicated gravity park in the North Island and the team's efforts show what a passionate crew can deliver. Every twist, drop, jump, gap, root is what makes this place heaven on two wheels, if you can keep them on the ground.
Fourforty is designed and built by leading trail company Trailpro with input from pro riders such as Cam Cole and Wyn Masters. The focus has been to deliver a rider built park with all levels of trails to keep the expert mountain biker stoked lap after lap. From flowing grade 3 jump trails to raw technical hand build, Fourforty has a trail for any mountain bike connoisseur. Given it can only be described as a MTB paradise, it’s no surprise riders around the globe have been making the pilgrimage to Fourforty as part of their ultimate riding vacation.
Fourforty is situated on the beautiful Pohutukawa coast of Auckland with many beach front camping, motor camps and Airbnb options. With an abundance of campsites within 5-10 minutes drive it’s never difficult to find somewhere to crash for the night. The area is unique and it feels a world away from the bustle of Auckland city. For the ultimate beach front camping experience we recommend booking at Tapapakanga Regional Park beachfront campground
Fourforty is open Wednesdays, Fridays and weekends plus extended hours over the summer holidays December and January. They are even hosting the first round of the NZ national DH series on the 13th of January if racing is your thing! We found the best value is to book online a half or full day shuttle pass and rental bike. This way you have your spot locked in. You can also just rock up and purchase shuttle passes if that suits better. The website also has helpful daily weather and opening updates,
For more information head to http://www.fourfortymtbpark.co.nz