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Thirroul is situated in the most unique and visually spectacular region on the east coast of NSW. Nestled under a 400m bushy escarpment and just metres from the beautiful coastal beaches. Riding is plentiful for road or off road enthusiasts. Where ever your ride may take you, you'll be guaranteed the best views in NSW. Come into the shop to ask where the latest tracks are situated.

Topographical Maps covering the south coast and its environs (Bulli, Appin, Bargo, Wollongong, Otford, Port Hacking, Nowra, Kangaroo Valley, Royal National Park, Nowra State Forests) are available to purchase. Free maps of the Illawarra Cycle Way are available and on display. NPWS area maps are also available.

Mountain Bike Trails of the Southern Highlands

Produced in 2007, this superb 1:25000 scale map shows all the tracks in the southern part of the Southern Highlands along with information on riding in the area. Wingello and Penrose State Forests are included on the map. Wingello State Forest shows the purpose built singletrack (currently 12km) along with the route of a number of way marked trails in the forest. A larger scale map (at 1:15000) of the main Singletrack area is included as an insert on the map.

Price: $12 per copy - Purchase at Wild Horizons

ATTENTION DH MOUNTAIN BIKERS!....Please respect our natural bushlands, stay on the obvious trails and do not create new tracks as erosion can be fatal in this area.

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The Dharawal State Conservation area is a good XC course and is open to all MTB's. Just watch out for these Special Area signs as this is water board land and you'll get you're ass kicked if they catch you in there.

Appin area also has interlinking XC trails, access from Burke St.

                                                       Thirroul to Wollongong Cycleway.

Red Line is the Cycleway to Wollongong. It is a lovely family friendly bike track from Thirroul to Wollongong following the beautiful beaches of the northern Illawarra.

Riding in other areas


  • Oaks Trail, a downhill 28km route from Woodford to Glenbrook station on fire roads in the Blue Mountains National Park.

  • Ourimbah Sate Forest, a network of flowing trails, a main 10km loop and lots of hills. 2.5 hrs north of Wollongong. Entrance off Red Hill Rd, Newcastle Freeway, Wyong exit


  • Centennial Park , Moore Park, Sydney. 3.8kms of cycle track through gardens ponds and heritage buildings

  • Olympic Park, Homebush, Sydney. 40kms of cycle tracks

  • Cooks River, Starting at Brighton, Sydney. A pleasant cycleway that runs adjacent to the river approx 12kms

Monster Mountain X            

The Monster Mountain X facility is a world class mountain cross facility comprising 250 metres of meandering, downhill, dirt jumps and turns located between the Archery Centre and the P5 Car Park, off Hill Road, Sydney Olympic Park.

The facility has been built in consultation with the national, state and local club associations of Mountain Bike and BMX disciplines and has involved some of Australia's top mountain cross riders in shaping the final design.

View the Monster Mountain X Track Layout

The  Monster Mountain X is open to the public except when the facility is booked by local, state and national Mountain Bike and BMX organisations for a range of programs and events.

Western Sydney Mountain Bike Club conducts a range of regular competitions and programs. For more details contact

Sydney Olympic Park offers a range of school excursion programs and holiday clinics involving this new facility.

Address - P5 Carpark, Hill Road, Sydney Olympic Park
Phone - 02 9714 7888
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