Reopening September 2022.  Keep an eye here, as well as our FB page, Instagram and Google listing for updates on an opening date.  

In the meantime, here’s to next season & all that it holds!  We look forward to welcoming you all in our new Wool Shed sign-in centre.

Thank you to our Thundercross whanau for your support and encouragement; we couldn’t do this without you.  Ma te wa, James, Mandy & the Team


Learners' Track - Learners Only
Learners' Track

Learners Only

Situated in a separate 35 acre paddock, with its own dedicated parking area, this 1.5km loop track is only for Learners and their supporters.  On rolling country, the Learner Track has two small hills and mostly gentle corners.  It’s surface is soft rock and clay, making it rideable in any weather.  Suitable for all learners, from children on Peewee 50s and their first quad to adult learners getting to grips with dirt biking.  The Learners' Track is a great place for families to bring a picnic, camp chairs and a gazebo and make themselves at home for the day.  


- There are no trees for shade on the Learners' Track - remember your own gazebo or sunshade

In the wetter months, we do recommend a 4x4 vehicle to access our Learners' Track.  This is, of course, entirely driver/vehicle dependent as experiences vary from person to person.  

Direction: anti-clockwise

"B" Track - Novice - Intermediate
"B" Track

Novice - Intermediate

This 8km track begins and finishes at the general car park.  The B Track winds around rolling hills and farm tracks, over culverts and steep hills (with gentler options around the side available).  

The last quarter is shared with the A Track. 
Direction: anti-clockwise

"A" Track - Advanced Track for EXPERT riders only
"A" Track

Advanced Track for EXPERT riders only

Please do not over-estimate your riding skills; if you are not an expert rider, this track is not for you.  

You need to have the skills and experience to cope with whatever is around the next corner.  Quick reactions and total bike control are vital. 

Please do not feel inclined to 'give it a go'.  If you are in doubt as to your skills, ask James or Nik to take you around on an accompanied loop (fee applies). 

   This advanced 20+km loop track begins and finishes at the general car park.  Located in the steep bluffs and hill-country of Thundercross, the A Track will find you riding down ridges and up valleys, before you wind your way in and around a 100 acre bush block, blast across paddocks and back into bush again.   It is steep up, steep down and there are rocks, logs and trees. 

Recent additions to the A Track are Blackberry Hill, Ridge Line & Lord of the Rings
Direction: anti-clockwise. Minimum rescue fee = box of beer.   

Motocross Track - The Motocross Track is popular with our experienced riders.
Motocross Track

The Motocross Track is popular with our experienced riders.


The motocross track is 3km long and set in a dedicated 30-acre paddock immediately adjacent to the Main Car park and start of the A&B Tracks.  It is a basic track with basic jumps, step-ups and step-downs and a table top.  Not for inexperienced riders.  

Direction: clockwise

What to Bring/Wear at Thundercross

Minimum Protective Gear:  No alternatives.  Not negotiable.  No proper gear = no ride 

  • Proper dirt bike boots 


  • Proper dirt bike helmet


  • Chest protector

These are required at all times when you are on a bike; even when you are unloading/loading your bike, or making a quick visit to the toilets.  We have gear available to hire, in sizes from small children to XXXL adults, and boots from child's #13 to adult #14.  Each item is $10 to hire, with $5 of each chest protector going to the Rescue Helicopter

Remember to bring:

  • Water
  • Energy snacks
  • Lunch
  • A gazebo or brolly for shade (There are no trees for shade on the Learners' Track)
  • Camping chairs
  • Relax, kick back and make a day of it!
  • The dog (on a lead and under control)
  • Friends and family
  • No alcohol whilst riding (please follow sober driving laws)


Parking: We have a main car park and a learners' car park. Only those learning or supporting a learner may park in the learners' paddock.

Toilets: There is a toilet block in the main car park.

Refreshments: We have cold soft drinks and snacks available at the house.  You are welcome to bring your own energy snacks, lunch and drinks with you.  (No alcohol to be consumed whilst riding and please ensure you have a sober driver)

Picnics: We have picnic tables available for your use in the car park areas or your are welcome to bring your own comfy chairs, gazebo and set up camp for the day in one of our car park areas.

Gazebo & Barbeque: We have gazebos available to hire & have barbeques available to rent for a donation to the Westpac Helicopter

Spare Parts: we have a small selection of spares available at market prices, should you need to do a repair whilst you are here.  (Inner tubes, clutch levers, etc).  

Air Compressor: our air compressor is available for you to use (small donation to Westpac Helicopter)

Minimum PPE @ Thundercross = proper dirt bike boots, proper dirt bike helmet and chest protector.   No proper kit = no ride.  Bring your own or hire ours @ $10 per item.  

Forgotten some protective gear?: No problem - all our protective gear is available to hire (boots, helmet, goggles, gloves, pants, tops, chest protectors and body armour) . $10 per item.  We have clothing and helmet sizes from children aged 5 to XXXL adults and boots from children size 13 to adult size 14.  (All bikes and protective gear are commercially washed after each hire)

Water Blaster: our water blaster is available for you to use after riding.  $5 donation to Westpac Helicopter

Camping: Riders who are riding both days at the Park are welcome to camp at Thundercross

  • It is essential to book in advance by telephoning Mandy on 0277331199.  No booking = no camping
  • Riders must register and pay for each day’s riding before riding 
  • There are no camping facilities, other than the toilet block
  • Please take your rubbish home with you
  • No open fires 
  • No riding before 9am or after 6pm
  • No charge for camping

We're here to help

We also offer bike wash facilities ($5 fee donated to Air Ambulance), gear hire, some spare parts (gear levers, tubes), tyre changing facilities, advice on bikes and their suitability for the rider needing the bike. We can also advise on what gear is suitable and the best brands to buy. Camping and home stay accommodation can be arranged.

If you're after an outing for the Stag Do, Hen Party, social club, group outing, reunion or corporate event, as a gift voucher or tourist experience then Thundercross is the place.

With our 30 years of experience in motorcycle racing and trail riding, we are equipped to help you in any way you need.

(All bikes and protective gear are commercially washed after each hire)


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