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In this weekly blog series I’m gonna share with you some of my favourite adventures to do right here in the 09.
In todays video I’m gonna share probably one of my most favourite of all places to go in Auckland.
You can catch me there most weekends because there’s no place I’d rather be… and that place is Woodhill Forest.
Woodhill is located about 45minutes west of Auckland City and is super easy to get to.
Just jump on State Highway 16 and follow this out. You don’t need to turn off SH1 until you reach Woodhill… it’s that simple.
Spread over 12,500 hectares of land, Woodhill Forest is one of Auckland’s largest adventure destinations. It’s a sand-based pine forest that has a shit tonne of cool stuff to do all year road.
So here’s my top adventure picks of things that I do out there.
Adventure Pick #1 Take on the Trails
With over 100km of purpose-built tracks for abilities, the Woodhill Mountain Bike Park is an all year round adventure.
No matter if you’re a beginner, weekend warrior or committed pro there are trails for everyone here. Bring your own bike or hire from the super friendly staff onsite and they will also recommend the best trails for your riding level.
And for you caffeine addicts there’s a cafe there with epic coffee and snack food.
If your bike needs some work they have a handy onsite mechanic to get you back on the trails pronto
If you’re looking for an adventure that will get your heart rate up a little or a lot, then make Woodhill Mountain Bike Park your next adventure.
Adventure Pick #2
Have a throw Alongside the Woodhill Mountain Bike Park you’ll find one of the few fully marked and basketed Dics Golf courses in NZ and the only one in Auckland.
There’s a few different distances for all skill levels so if you haven’t thrown a Frisbee since you were like 12… they have it covered.
The great thing about this adventure is course entry is FREE, and you can hire discs from the Mountain Bike Proshop for less than 10 bucks. It’s fun way to get off your butt, without having to be hardcore.
AND You can escape the city for the great outdoors.
Adventure Pick #3 Get High
About 30 seconds up the road from Woodhill Mountain Bike part is Tree Adventures, and epic place that will challenge your skills at heights.
It’s and epic place that will challenge the bejesus outta ya if you’re not so keen on heights, but is totally worth doing!
And if you’re ok with heights you’ll love the series of ten super cool rope courses… some getting as high as 14 metres off the ground, which for me didnt seem that high until I was up there looking down.
What I love most about this place is that each of the courses ends with a flying fox…. The longest be a wicked 150m long.
So if you’re up for the challenge I’d totally recommend this adventure!
There you have it, my fav 3 adventures to do Woodhill…
But wait theres more…
no, not a set of ginsue knives, its a few other adventures that I haven’t done yet at Woodhill, AND I’m totally putting on my Adventures Bucket List.
Theres a 4WD Park where you can take your 4WD and drive it round their purpose built track… this looks looks pretty rad. They say they cater for factory standard 4Wheel drives all the way up to club level 4WDs…whos got a 4WD and wants to go give this a go with me?
Theres also the Woodhill Forest Equestrian Park where you can take your horse to ride or you can head on up to Tasman Horse Rides and take a trek with them through farmland, forest and even the beach.
You can jump on a quad bike with 4 Track Adventures, and traverse through forest tracks and onto Muriwai Beach.
Or if you’re up for some 2 wheel motorised fun you can rock on up to The Sandpit and go Dirt Biking. There’s 150km of established track, and much like the Mountain Bike Park the trails are awesome all year round, but even more so in winter as its a sand based forest.
So there you have it 7 kick ass adventures that you can do with in 10 minutes of each other out at Woodhill.
Now there are no excuses for laying around on the couch with the bullshit story of there being nothing to do this weekend.
Now I’m all about getting women like you out and doing more cool shit in your lives.
Whether it’s ticking adventures of your Bucket List, Vision Board or Some Day List…. For me it’s all about filling your happy tank up so you can feel alive and IN life, not just watching it pass you by.
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