Morototo - Wires Track For Dirt Biking

The 31st most popular offroad motorcycle trail in New Zealand.

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East of Auckland near Thames, the Morototo - Wires Track area has several 4WD tracks open to offroad motorcycling. While Wires Track is the easier of the two, the Morototo Loop has many bog crossings, river crossings, and rocky sections.

To reach the trailhead from Thames, head south for 10km. It is located about half way between the towns of Thames and Paeroa.

Note: It is best to ride this area when dry, and even then, do not ride alone.

Overall, Morototo - Wires Track is the 31st most popular dirt bike trail of all 41 dirt biking rides in New Zealand. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Morototo - Wires Track including Maramarua Forest, Fells Farm MX, Thompson Track, Slater Lakeside MotoXpark, Kimmys Motor X Park and Thundercross Bike ParkGrapevine Track.


Local Contact(s):  Department of Conservation 09 524 2132.

Recommended Book:  "Rough Guide To New Zealand" from

Recommended Map:  "New Zealand Adventure Map" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Jan. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Lodge At Kauri Cliffs; Farm At Cape Kidnappers

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  7/9/2016

ID:  21167


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