Panpac Mountain Bike Park Information


  • You MUST BE A CLUB MEMBER TO ENTER the park
  • Access is from the Esk valley – turn off SH5 into Waipunga road, cross the bridge and take the first forest road on your right (Burden Road). Follow this until you reach the carpark.
  • The access road is very narrow and passing oncoming traffic is difficult. Please drive carefully and considerately: look out for oncoming traffic, use the passing bays, give way, pull over, back up if needed. Speed limit is 20kmh all the way
  • There is no water in the park – bring your own water and food
  • A toilet is available at the carpark – please treat it with respect. If it gets abused, it will be removed
  • Mobile phone coverage: There is mobile coverage in the Esk valley river facing hills, but no coverage over the back in the replanted block valley, don’t ride alone over there.
  • All trail entrances and exits have GPS locations on them, if someone is hurt call 111, ask for a helicopter and give the location on the sign, do not call an ambulance as they can’t get in the park or get to any trail heads
  • Be wary of oncoming riders at on two-way trails: Nuclear blast, Eskview, Porridge, Maguire, Magog Rd, Twoman. Ride accordingly.
  • Horseshoe has five gap jumps at the start as a trail filter. This is sign posted. If you can’t do these don’t proceed, this is a steep technical G5 trail that is skinny and has lots of exposure.
  • Be wary on windy days, Enterprise to Time Warp has extreme exposure in a gale going through the saddle, Horseshoes table tops should not be done at speed on Gale days
  • Please respect all park closures. Further logging is expected  in March, and there will be short closures for other Panpac operations from time to time.

Panpac Mountain Bike Park Rules


  • You MUST be a member to enter the park. No membership, no ride.
    • currently membership is $15 per person
    • No day / week passes while membership is this cheap – just join up
    • Join up on our website
  • You must have proof of membership with you- either the Sporty app on your phone, or a copy of your membership confirmation email. There will be security doing random checks.
  • 20km/hr speed limit on the access road
  • Drive considerately on the access road
  • Strictly no dogs
  • Strictly no BBQs or fires
  • Take your rubbish home with you
  • No freedom camping
  • Do not leave the designated area of the MTB park – signage is in place on all tracks at the extremities. Turn around and go back the way you came.
  • The area above the access with the remaining trees is closed- no access allowed.
  • No rogue trail building – all trails MUST be planned by the club, get signoff from an archaeologist, and be built by approved trail builders who have completed Panpac Beakon Health and safety training.
  • At this stage, the park is not open to walkers or trail runners

Park Update

There are 40km of trail to use as of December 2023.

Access Road

The road is narrow- observe the 20kmh speed limit.

Use the pasing bays as needed  -you may need to back up to allow oncoming traffic through.

Carpark

We also have installed picnic tables to create a bit of a social hub.

Stratco have sponsored a shelter which will be installed at the mapboard/carpark end of January, Site has been prepared ready for installation

Map Board

New signage and mapboards are installed, including a sign at the entrance that its permit only entry, you obtain your permit by joining the club

Harvesting

Further tree harvesting will take place next yearMarch / April - the park will be closed while harvesting is completed.

The partially harvested area about the access road (see picture) is out of bounds until harvesting is complete


Open tracks Waipunga Block:

Easy Tracks:

Blackberry – Bolt - Maguire – Mervs - Piglet - Sugar – T-Bar - Twoman – Warpspeed Climbing track (middle and top sections open, lower section from the  carpark is under construction)

Intermediate Tracks:

Barley - Boulder - Dual Slalom - Esk Downhill – Klingon top section – Spud - Eskview– Klingon top section (mid section under construction) – Karearea 

Advanced Track

School Roller - Horseshoe - Rimrock top section

Open tracks Replanted Block:

Reminder is you’re cycling over this side to obey the orange signs saying not to pass that point. And make sure you head back in time for the lock-in exit time.

Easy/Intermediate Tracks:

Porridge (two way - Easy down, Intermediate up) – Nuclear blast (two way Intermediate) - Rollie intermediate - Powerline 

Advanced Tracks:

Cannonball Lecter – Minefield – Sweeper

Reminder: If you’re cycling over this side obey the orange signs saying not to pass that point. And make sure you head back in time for the lock-in exit time.

Open tracks Tait Block:

 Currently under construction

Obey the orange signs at the perimiter of the  MTB park



Works in progress:

Beam me up - Easy – (climbing trail) – bottom section Southstar back to complete this early Jan
Chairlift - Easy (climbing track)  Southstar will do this after completing Beam Me Up
Jarden - Easy (descending track) has been pruned, digger work scheduled
Klingon - Intermediate - middle section (descending track). Should be completed by the 23rd
Voltage –  this grade 5 hand build and will get underway mid December