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Queenstown Bike Hire

Biking Packages

From lakeside trails, high country views, small towns, retired rail lines, national parks and farms the trails of Queenstown and the surrounds are sure to delight

Day Ride

Bike the Lake Dunstan Trail

1 Day
Shuttle / Bike Hire 

Experience the fantastic new Lake Dunstan Trail on our 1 day self guided tour, with return shuttle from Queenstown.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • eBike Hire & Helmet
  • Sherpa Shuttle


Ride on the elevated cycleway along the edge of stunning Lake Dunstan. Explore the galleries, shops and cafés at the Clyde and Cromwell Historical Precincts. Option to stop at Carrick Winery along the way.


Smiths Way to Cromwell Heritage Precinct - 17km
This section of the trail weaves its way along Lake Dunstan, with places to stop and relax or take a swim. Explore the galleries, cafés and stores at Cromwell’s Heritage Precinct.

  • Step back in time at the historic Cromwell Heritage Precinct
  • Browse art galleries and boutiques
  • Sunday morning Farmers Market held through Spring and Summer

 

Cromwell Heritage Precinct to Cornish Point - 13.3km

Enjoy views over vineyards and the striking blue waters from the Bannockburn Bridge. Here you have the option to cool off with a splash at the designated swimming spot or stop at the Carrick Winery.

  • Stop at Carrick Winery along the trail
  • Swimming spot at Bannockburn Inlet
  • Stop for a picnic and enjoy the views

 

Cornish Point to Clyde - 29km

From here you head into the stunning Cromwell Gorge with its unique natural and historic manmade features. As you head into Clyde you pass NZ’s third largest hydro dam.

  • Pass the unusual terraced landscape of the Cairnmuir slide
  • Marvel at the power of water at the Clyde Dam

 

 

NEW
NEW

multi Day Rides

Lake Dunstan / Roxburgh Gorge / Clutha Gold

4+ days
Shuttle / Bike Hire / Accommodation 

Want to spend more time exploring the region and all it has to offer? Talk to us about a multi day tour!

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Bike Hire & Helmet
  • Independent and Supported Tours
  • Sherpa Shuttle
  • Jet Boat Transfer on the Roxburgh Gorge Trail
  • Accommodation
  • Luggage Transfers

 

Lake Roxburgh Trail

Enjoy the best of Central Otago’s natural beauty as you ride alongside the still waters of Lake Dunstan and explore historic relics from the gold rush days.

 

Roxburgh Gorge Trail
Continue alongside the Clutha River, through narrow gorges and towering bluffs, past historic schist huts and swathes of thyme. Includes jetboat transfer across Lake Roxburgh.

 

Clutha Gold Trail
Discover one of NZ’s finest cycle trails, steeped in history and majesty, alongside the mighty Clutha River with it’s distinctive landscapes.



Multi Day Rides

Around the Mountains
3 days / 2 nights

Shuttle / Bike Hire / Accommodation / Cruise

Queenstown – Kingston – Garston – Athol – Lumsden – Mossburn – Mavora Lakes – Walter Peak – Queenstown

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Bike Hire & Helmet
  • Pannier Bag
  • Sherpa Shuttle
  • TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise
  • Accommodation
  • Luggage Transfers


This suggested ride is a 3 day 2 night ride which allows you to explore  from Queenstown through Southland around the base of the Eyre mountains, Mavora Lakes, Walter Peak and back to Queenstown all on New Zealand’s premium cycle trail.

The trail will take you on a journey of breathtaking discovery from Queenstown to the quaint little town of Kingstown on the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu before returning to Queenstown on the 102 year old TSS Earnslaw.

The trail is open all year round, however most people ride the trail from 1 October to 30 April.


DAY 1

Ride from Kingston to Lumsden
Start from Queenstown and drive or take the shuttle bus for 47 kms to the little lakeside township of Kingston.


Kingston

Kingston has a café/bar, camping ground accommodation and a number of B&Bs.


From there you will cycle 17 kms to Athol, over old glacier moraine by the foot of the Eyre mountains, past old stone homestead ruins, through gently rolling farm land past Fairlight Station and on to Garston a small rural town your, lunch stop. From Garston the cycle trail is on an old disused railway line. The trail crosses the Matura River on two large suspension bridges, named by the locals as Athol’s Golden Gates.


Athol


Athol offers accommodation in the form of a camping ground, B&B’s, lodge and two café’s. Note that your accommodation could be further along the valley depending on availability as there is limited accommodation in the area.

From Athol you ride over the Eyre creek suspension bridge up a gentle incline over Jollies Pass to Fiver Rivers, a distance of 17 kms. At Five Rivers there is a café, you will then ride 15 kms gently downhill where the Oreti River comes alongside the cycle trail and on to Lumsden. Nestled in a picturesque and tranquil basin this small town revels in its role as the crossroads for travellers who choose to venture to this peaceful and restful part of Southland. You have an option of staying in Lumsden or Mossburn on your second night.


Lumsden

Two hotels, motel, B&B, camping ground, supermarket, bakery, two café’s, dairy and a self-service fuel pumps.


DAY 2 

Shuttle to Centre Hill and Ride to Lumsden / Mossburn

Take the shuttle to Centre Hill and cycle back from to your accommodation at Mossburn 25 km or Lumsden 43 km.


DAY 3

Shuttle to Mavora Lakes, Ride to Walter Peak / Mt Nicholas and Cruise the lake to Queenstown

At Mavora Lakes there are Lord of the Rings locations, depending upon your fitness you can be dropped off to ride from Mavora Lakes or further along the trail towards the Von Hill (ride down the Von Hill). You can decide this on the morning of this days ride.


Along the Mt Nicholas/Von Road red deer, fallow deer, chamois and himalaya tahi can been spotted on the slopes of Mt Nicholas. This provides some stunning photographic opportunities. Mt Nicholas Station is a family operated high country sheep and cattle station. At over 100,000 acres Mt Nicholas is the largest station on the Lake. The 27,000 merino sheep produce fine wool used in the production of the iconic “Icebreaker” range of high quality natural fiber garments.


The station lies at the foot of the spectacular clear waters of Lake Wakatipu and for the final afternoon you ride along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to finish the trail at Walter Peak Homestead there you can have a wine or a beer to celebrate a successful ride before boarding the TSS Earnslaw Steamship from Walter Peak to downtown Queenstown.

multi Day Rides

Around the Mountains
4 days / 3 nights

Shuttle / Bike Hire/ Accommodation / Cruise

Queenstown – Kingston – Garston – Athol – Lumsden – Mossburn – Mavora Lakes – Walter Peak – Queenstown

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Bike Hire & Helmet
  • Pannier Bag
  • Sherpa Shuttle
  • TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise
  • Accommodation
  • Luggage Transfers


This suggested ride is a 4 day 3 night ride which allows you to explore  from Queenstown through Southland around the base of the Eyre mountains, Mavora Lakes, Walter Peak and back to Queenstown all on New Zealand’s premium cycle trail.


The trail will take you on a journey of breathtaking discovery from Queenstown to the quaint little town of Kingstown on the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu before returning to Queenstown on the 102 year old TSS Earnslaw.


The trail is open all year round, however most people ride the trail from 1 October to 30 April.


DAY 1

Ride from Kingston to Athol or Garston
Start from Queenstown and drive or take the shuttle bus for 47 kms to the little lakeside township of Kingston.


Kingston

Kingston has a café/bar, camping ground accommodation and a number of B&Bs.

From there you will cycle 17 kms to Athol, over old glacier moraine by the foot of the Eyre mountains, past old stone homestead ruins, through gently rolling farm land past Fairlight Station and on to Garston a small rural town your, lunch stop. From Garston the cycle trail is on an old disused railway line. The trail crosses the Matura River on two large suspension bridges, named by the locals as Athol’s Golden Gates.


Athol

Athol offers accommodation in the form of a camping ground, B&B’s, lodge and two café’s. Note that your accommodation could be further along the valley depending on availability as there is limited accommodation in the area.


DAY 2

Ride from Athol to Lumsden

From Athol you ride over the Eyre creek suspension bridge up a gentle incline over Jollies Pass to Fiver Rivers, a distance of 17 kms. At Five Rivers there is a café, you will then ride 15 kms gently downhill where the Oreti River comes alongside the cycle trail and on to Lumsden. Nestled in a picturesque and tranquil basin this small town revels in its role as the crossroads for travellers who choose to venture to this peaceful and restful part of Southland. You have an option of staying in Lumsden or Mossburn on your second night.


Lumsden

Two hotels, motel, B&B, camping ground, supermarket, bakery, two café’s, dairy and a self-service fuel pumps.


DAY 3 

Shuttle to Centre Hill and Ride to Lumsden / Mossburn

Take the shuttle to Centre Hill and cycle back from to your accommodation at Mossburn 25 km or Lumsden 43 km.


DAY 4

Shuttle to Mavora Lakes, Ride to Walter Peak / Mt Nicholas and Cruise the lake to Queenstown

At Mavora Lakes there are Lord of the Rings locations, depending upon your fitness you can be dropped off to ride from Mavora Lakes or further along the trail towards the Von Hill (ride down the Von Hill). You can decide this on the morning of this days ride.

Along the Mt Nicholas/Von Road red deer, fallow deer, chamois and himalaya tahi can been spotted on the slopes of Mt Nicholas. This provides some stunning photographic opportunities. Mt Nicholas Station is a family operated high country sheep and cattle station. At over 100,000 acres Mt Nicholas is the largest station on the Lake. The 27,000 merino sheep produce fine wool used in the production of the iconic “Icebreaker” range of high quality natural fiber garments.


The station lies at the foot of the spectacular clear waters of Lake Wakatipu and for the final afternoon you ride along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to finish the trail at Walter Peak Homestead there you can have a wine or a beer to celebrate a successful ride before boarding the TSS Earnslaw Steamship from Walter Peak to downtown Queenstown.

Start your biking adventure now​​

Whether you want to hire a bike, get a shuttle to your starting point, organise a multi-day ride or anything inbetween we have the options for you.

Sherpa
Shuttle

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The Around the Mountains Sherpa Shuttle offers a full range of support with shuttle transfers along the trail.

Bike
Hire

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We have a range of bikes to suit your needs – start with the right bike for the trail and for you.