Awaba Mountain Bike Park
Cooranbong, NSW

At a Glance

Trail Overview

Fire road

Riding Styles

XC / Trail


Green (Easy) Blue (More difficult) Black (Very difficult)

Best Time to ride

All year round

Awaba Mountain Bike Park, on the NSW central coast is the home of the  Hunter Mountain Bike Association. The park is within easy drive of Sydney or Newcastle. It’s a must-do; there’s a fantastic, 12km well-marked cross country loop that’s played home to countless races, and one of the wildest downhill tracks in Australia, over 3km with a good shuttle.

There’s parking for over 200 vehicles at the cross country trailhead.

Finding the Trail Head

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Around an hour and a half’s drive from Sydney, and perhaps half an hour from Newcastle.

To find the cross country trailhead:

Turn right off Mt Faulk Rd at Jenkins Rd (marked with a Mountain Bike Park sign). This is the XC trailhead and the finish for the DH track.

To find the top of the downhill track:

Follow Mt Faulk Rd up the hill past the signs to the trailhead. The DH trailhead isn’t marked with a sign yet, but there is a short road on your right where the club turns it’s shuttles around just past the Monkey Face Lookout road. The trail is just a few metres off the road on your right.