Thundercross Valley Dirt Bike Park offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the delights of dirt-biking amongst magnificent NZ scenery.  

In 1999 James Fowlie, the owner and founder, built the dirt-bike tracks on his farm so that his teenage children could have somewhere to practice and progress their dirt-biking skills.  The tracks have been popular with locals, domestic visitors and international visitors ever since they were opened to the public.  

Bring your own bike or hire one of ours.  Bikes to suit all sizes and skill-levels; from 5-95 years, we have something to suit everyone (some 4-wheel quads available). No motorcycle experience or licence necessary.  Private tuition.  Experienced instructors.  

No matter your age or fitness level, we will teach you to ride the bike independently around our beautiful private Park.  Set in 750 acres of rolling Waikato countryside, Thundercross has been the location for TV commercials and movies.  We are just an hour from Auckland airport to the north, Hamilton to the south and 1.5hrs from Hobbiton, Matamata.

James & his children are all champion riders, so you will be in safe hands.  

The family look forward to welcoming you at Thundercross soon.


(see Bookings tab at top right of page or yellow Book Now tab)


Hire any combo of child's bike and an adult bike at the same time and receive $100 off the combined hire price! (Valid during NZ school holidays only for one rider under 18 and the other over 18.  Does not apply to Accompanying Parents' offer below).  To receive this offer use code SKLHOLS at the checkout in Bookings. 


If you would like to accompany your children around the track, we can hire you the 250cc quad for only $150, including helmet and boots. (Must be taken in association with child's bike hire and at least one hour's children's tuition.Cannot be used in conjunction with School Holiday Special offer, above)


Hire any 125cc for $150 per day (includes all protective gear, ride fee and fuel for day).  Kick start.  Not suitable for learner riders.  Small adults or youths only - approx 160cm in height

YAMAHA PEEWEE 50cc NOW AVAILABLE: (picture coming soon).  

This is our smallest bike for chiildren from 115cm to 130cm, 5-6 years old.  $150 per day, including all protective gear, ride fee and fuel for day) .  Twist and go.  No clutch. No gears.  1 hour tuition recommended for inexperienced riders (separate fee applies)

Dirt bike riding at Thundercross valley dirt bike park

Dirt biking is a sport for everyone to enjoy together from serious riders, adrenalin seekers to Mums and Dads with the kids. Whatever your thirst for fun on the tracks, we have it here. Thundercross Valley Dirt Bike Park boasts a range of different tracks to cater for your skill level and riding abilities.

Bring your own bike or hire one of ours. No motorcycle licence or experience necessary. We also provide a full set of protective clothing and can offer tuition for groups or individuals with experienced coaches who are champion riders. 

Want to stay overnight? You are welcome to camp here (by prior arrangement only). Homestay can be arranged at the house or we can advise you of accommodation available locally.

We offer everything you need to get amongst it and ride safely. Set in 750 acres of stunning Waikato countryside.

Minimum PPE Requirements

Helmet and proper motocross boots (even unloading and loading bikes). NON-NEGOTIABLE.

Gummies, steel toe caps, trainers or any other form of footwear are unacceptable.

This is in the interests of your own safety. We have boots for hire @ $10 per pair, subject to availability.

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