Makara Peak main entrance car park

We are upgrading the Makara Peak main carpark to ensure it is a safe and welcoming hub for visitors but also to enable growth and support future use of the mountain bike park as a regional destination.

Welcome sign at the entrance to Makara Peak mountain bike park

The scope of the upgrade is to create a safe and welcoming park entrance for all users whilst enhancing the sense of place and natural setting the park sits within. Works planned include; 

  • developing an improved spatial layout with safer and additional parking 
  • creating a wide bypass track through the carpark 
  • new toilets with two bays and a shower 
  • a larger bike wash area 
  • a gathering area next to Koru Bridge. 

Proposed general arrangement of the Makara Peak car park (1.1MB PDF)

Background

Based on the Makara Peak Mountain Bike Master Plan, the main purpose of this upgrade is to support the foreseen growth and future use of the mountain bike park as a regional destination.  

The plan also notes the importance of the entrance area being able to function as hub for visitors to the Peak. It recognises the importance of sense of place, specifically the natural setting the park sits within. This idea of ‘sense of place’ is something the plan sets out to enhance. 

More information

For more information, please contact:

David Halliday – Parks, Sport and Recreation, david.halliday@wcc.govt.nz 
Tim Harkness – Parks, Sport and Recreation, tim.harkness@wcc.govt.nz