James Fowlie, the owner operator, created the tracks in 1999 for his family to use. They opened the Bike Park to the public in 2001.
James and his family have competed for many years across a range of classes including Veterans' Motocross, National Cross Country Series, Over 45 Cross Country, National Enduro Series, Tarawera 100 and Junior Nationals. They have an extensive collection of medals and trophies between them.
Thundercross is conveniently located 90kms (1.25hrs) from central Auckland and 67kms (1 hour) from Hamilton.
Set in 750 acres of easy rolling to steep countryside in the Franklin District, the Park boasts breath-taking scenery that has featured in television commercials and movies.
Thundercross offers a total riding experience for all riders from a family day out for trail riding and cross country through to motocross and enduro. We have riders from all over the world visit the Park, with renowned NZ champions using the tracks as their training grounds.
Our tracks are ash over clay and are graded once a year, with additional maintenance as required.
We cater for all levels of ability, from beginners to experienced riders with Learners, B Track (novice/intermediate), A Track (advanced/experts only) and Motocross tracks available.
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We also offer bike wash facilities ($5 fee donated to Air Ambulance), gear hire, 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.