You may not know it, but Australia definitely holds its own on the world stage in terms of Mountain Bike Trails.
From scenic forest single tracks to chairlift downhills, there's something for everyone.
Below we take a look at five of the best MTB parks in Australia.
1. HOLLYBANK RESERVE, Tasmania
Located about 20min drive from Launceston, Hollybank is a forest reserve popular with riders and nature lovers alike.
Home to the famous 10km Juggernaut trail, the tracks at Hollybank cater to all skill levels, with a stable progression from beginner through to expert.
More information: discovertasmania.com.au/attraction/hollybankforestreserve
2. Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra
A state of the art recreation facility, in addition to its MTB tracks Stromlo Park features equestrian trails, a running track, and road cycling circuit.
Its 40km+ of mountain bike trails cater to all skill levels and are generally regarded as some of the best in the country.
More information: http://stromloforestpark.com.au/
3. Ourimbah State Forest, Central Coast
Home to a championship downhill course, Ourimbah State Forest has a huge range of trails on offer, both single track and firetrail. Maintained by Central Coast Mountain Bike Club, this park represents some of the best riding on the East Coast.
More information: http://nswmtb.asn.au/node/773
4. You Yangs, Victoria
Located on the way from Melbourne to Geelong, the You Yangs impressively rise up from the flat surrounding landscape.
The most distinctive feature of this MTB park is the large granite boulders dotting the landscape and shaping many of the trails. Totalling 44km in length, the You Yangs have tracks ranging from Easy to Extreme.
More information: youyangsmtbinc.com.au/trails.html
5. THREDBO MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK, NSW
Threadbo resort is a great option if you want world class facilities and a range of trails for all skill levels.
The highlight of the Threadbo MTB Park is no doubt the flowing 10km All-Mountain Trail. Accessible by chairlift, this run provides options and variety for intermediate and advanced skill levels, as well as some impressive views of the valley.
More information: thredbo.com.au/activities/biking/trails-tracks/