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The Sandpit is approximately 40 minutes drive from central Auckland (click here for directions map).

Located within the confines of Woodhill forestry on 1,000 acres of sand based terrain offering year round, all weather, off road riding facilities.

The Sandpit never closes due to inclement weather. In fact, the more rain the better as surface conditions compact to give a firm, safe and exhilarating ride.


We are fortunate to have this world class off road motorcycle playground literally right on the doorstep of New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland.

The Sandpit offers a family orientated base for trail riding, trials training, Moto X practice track and approximately 150km of established track and with more added monthly.

For events and hire bikes managed by the Sandpit team please go to .

The Sandpit Location

Woodhill Forest
Molloy Road entrance (off Rimmer Road)


The new entrance on Molloy Road has a new big sign - you can't miss it.

Opening hours.

Important Notice!

We are open Anzac weekend including Anzac Monday.

Fire extinguishers are no longer required. Don't forget the Family trail ride this Sunday at Muriwai. Great tracks>



 Normal hours are;

Wednesday thru to Sunday 9am to 5pm (gates closing at 5pm)   Please note; We will be closed every Monday and Tuesday for track grooming and maintenance. Keep an eye on our website for closures during the summer due to the fire risk. This is beyond our control unfortunately.

" Been riding here for years, I want to be a part of this "
" John Nic took me on tracks that I didn't even know existed "
" I've been riding here for 30 years, and have never seen the tracks in this condition, fantastic "
" I went up to Auckland to do some riding and went to The Sandpit at Woodhill forest yesterday.  I'd never been there and to say I had a blast is an understatement. It is a little gem in New Zealand trail riding - if you've never been there and you don't mind riding sand then this is the place to be.  You'll go away with the biggest smile you've had in a long time - it’s world class!  " Ben Townley 9th October 2009.