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James Stewart

Suzuki Berm Buster this weekend.




Edited copy courtesy of Nick Reader from Epic Events.

13-14 November is the 2nd Berm Buster in Wainui forest this year with the first 2 Day taking place in May with over 500 riders cranking on the wide variety of trails.

Special features of Berm Buster include an Adult MX style track close to the base, fantastic kids and novice forest tracks, some fantastic views of Lake Taupo all in an elevated sub alpine environment.

Changes from May include the insertion of 4 more Expert only trails, most of which have been added to the SHORT and MEDIUM trails. This means Berm Buster has a grand total of 8 EXPERT trails which I believe is the highest amount of Expert trails in any Epic Event. Remember Expert trails are rideable by the top 50% of riders, and reducing to the top 20% of riders if really wet.

We have also added the OUTBACK trail which is an elevated and twisting trail about 3km long towards the end of the Long track. The Adult MX track has been groomed with better jumps and berms and the base has had some more work to accommodate more vehicles.

General information:

  • Trails include: Long 45km, Medium 38km, Short 17km, Novice 3km, Adult MX 1km, Kids Forest and Novice Kids Forest.
  • The Medium trail is open Sunday only.
  • Suitable for all abilities, 2 and 4 wheelers.
  • Sign on from 9am. Tracks open 9:30am to 3pm.
  • Fire extinguishers are compulsory and can be bought on the day for $30.
  • Enter on the day by cash or cheque. Single day fees: Adults $45, Kids 18 years or under $25, Families with kids 18 years or under $90. Weekend fees: Adult $80, Kids $45, Family $160.
  • Note that the Kids fee applies to Students and ID proving age must be presented.
  • Food: Food vendor selling hamburgers, hot chips, cold drinks and espresso coffee.
  • Accommodation: There is no camping on site. Taupo has great camping grounds and motels. See 
  • Directions: The event is located off Taharua Rd, State Highway 5 (The Napier/Taupo Road), around 25 minutes drive from Taupo. Look for Epic Events signs on SH.5.
  • Contact Nick Reader 021 983766