Makara Peak main entrance and car park

In early 2020 we upgraded the Makara Peak main entrance and car park to ensure it is a safe and welcoming hub for visitors. The works are now complete and the main entrance is open for use.

Welcome sign at the entrance to Makara Peak mountain bike park

What we did

Completed works included: 

  • developing an improved spatial layout with safer and additional parking 
  • creating a wide bypass track through the car park 
  • two new toilets and a shower 
  • a larger bike wash area 
  • a gathering area at the Koru Bridge entrance.

Plan of the Makara Peak car park (1.1MB PDF)


Based on the Makara Peak Mountain Bike Master Plan, the main purpose of this upgrade was 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 a 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, 

Or visit the Makara Peak MTB Supporters Facebook page.