Golden Jubilee Field and Jubes Mountain Bike Park, Wahroonga
The Golden Jubilee Field in Wahroonga is perfect for kids learning to ride a bike or a scooter. There are two great aspects to these Fields. First is the big path to cycle around far away from the roads and big sweeping bush land views. Second is the awesome mountain bike course.
The area has plenty of parking and is completely accesible with a pram making it perfect for a pram walk and trike / scooter ride.
Golden Jubilee Field
What is at the Golden Jubilee Field
This is a huge piece of land that houses so many different things. There are:
- soccer fields
- a playground
- a mountain bike training area
- Off-leash dog walking,
- Rural emergency service.
And if you’re really lucky you’ll visit on the day that the model aeroplane club is practicing.
Where is the Golden Jubilee Field
Golden Jubilee Field is in Wahroonga, one of the north most suburbs of Sydney’s North Shore. If you live on Sydney’s North Shore and you’re trying to find a safe place for kids to ride their bikes, this should be on your radar.
The fields are off Esk Street in Wahroonga. So to get there put Esk Street, Wahroonga into your GPS.
Golden Jubilee Field, Wahroonga (or North Wahroonga) may work too.
Driving to Esk Street along Westbrook Avenue turn left into Esk and the entrance to the Field will be on your right. It’s such a big space you can’t miss it.
There is plenty of parking around the fields so you don’t need to park on Esk Street. Unless perhaps if there is a baseball game with loads of spectators.
Riding around Golden Jubilee Field
Initially what you will see when you enter Golden Jubilee Field is a massive field which is either set up for soccer or baseball. To get to the walking / bike path or the Mountain Bike track you’ve got to head to the field at the back.
Below is an aerial view to help you follow me. The blue dot is where you park and the ‘sandpit’ looking thing to the right is actually a field which is the main baseball field. The below aerial picture is from when the fields were still in development.
The second ‘sandpit’ looking thing is the Mountain Bike Course. It is huge fun for a 3 year old boy. I will get to this a bit later in the post.
The buildings in the picture are the Emergency Services’ buildings.
Starting out from the parking (where the blue dot is) you’ll need to go up onto the field level, there are plenty of entry points. You’ll either see the model aeroplane grandads in action (such fun) or there will be a soccer game or baseball game in action. On the days we’ve been there we’ve not seen a sports game in action. You’ll then have plenty of track to cycle / pram round and round.
The views out over the bushland are impressive and it’s all fenced so you don’t have to worry when the little ones go off track.
You’ll find a spot in the track where you can go right past the emergency services buildings and can ride to the other baseball field. You’ll know you’ve found the right turn when you get to the sign that says “dogs must be on leash from this point”.
Going along this track will take you past the batting tunnels and down to a playground. The playground isn’t big or fancy but definitely a nice addition to the fun of cycling.
The Mountain Bike Course at the Golden Jubilee Field –
Jubes Mountain Bike Park
On the last occasion we visited we didn’t even get to the playground. My son was far too interested in heading to the Mountain Bike Course.
Had this been the weekend or anytime when there were actual mountain bikers on the circuit I wouldn’t have let my son on but as there was no one else there (like the other times we’ve been) we had free reign.
There are three areas according to the web (KMC – Jubes Mountain Bike Park website):
“Skill development – Designed to help riders improve off-road cycling with rock, wood and narrow sections.
Pump track – Easy, medium and difficult levels to encourage the rider to use their upper body to ‘pump’ through the course.
Single track -800 metres of track that meanders up and down the hillside.”
I’m not sure which sections we were on but my son rode over some mud mounds, rocks, paths, wooden ramps.
After getting enough mud all over the bike my son and daughter then “practiced their running”.
A word to the wise:
If there is mud, even a little bit, rather avoid it. I know it’s meant to be fun and probably is huge amounts of fun but the mud is thick. It sticks to the wheels and feet, shoes, legs, clothes and everything that comes into contact with it
If you’re looking for other great places for your kids to ride their bikes, I would recommend one of the following places.