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Roxburgh Gorge Trail
Panoramic Views
Rugged Landscapes
Exciting Terrain
Thrilling Jet Boat ride
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The Roxburgh Gorge Trail

Full day package with Bike Hire and Shuttle Transport

Queenstown to Roxburgh Gorge Return

with FREE pick-up from your accommodation *

Welcome to the Roxburgh Gorge Trail, a spectacular cycling route nestled in the heart of Central Otago, New Zealand. 

This 34-kilometer trail follows the scenic path of the Clutha Mata-Au River, offering cyclists a unique opportunity to experience both the tranquility of cycling and the adrenaline rush of a jet boat ride.

As you pedal along the Roxburgh Gorge Trail, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and the crystal-clear waters of the Clutha River. Along the way, you’ll encounter remnants of the region’s rich gold mining history and have the opportunity to spot native wildlife in its natural habitat.

Whether you’re seeking adventure or simply want to soak in the natural splendor of Central Otago, the Roxburgh Gorge Trail with the jet boat ride offers an unforgettable experience for cyclists of all levels. 

So, gear up and prepare for an unforgettable combination of scenic cycling and adrenaline-pumping thrills along the Roxburgh Gorge Trail.

* FREE pick-up from accommodation in Central Queenstown. Additional fees may apply from outside this area.

All packages include

Bike Hire

Shuttle

Helmet

Small pannier

Bottle Holder

Bike Toolkit

Trail Map

Your Itinerary

9.30am

Shuttle pick up and bike hire

Start the day with a relaxed drive, leaving Queenstown through scenic highways to the start of the Roxburgh Gorge Trail. Our shuttle leaves from Gorge Road, or we can pick you up from your accommodation, with bikes ready for you to enjoy your day on the trail.

Approx 11am

Clyde to Alexandra - 12km

This section of the trail follows the Clutha river downstream from Clyde, past the historic Earnscleugh Tailings to Alexandra.

  • Admire the historic tailings and artefacts from the gold mining era

Approx 12.30pm

Alexandra to Drs Point - 10km

As you leave the urban environment of Alexandra and enter the backcountry wilderness, take in the inspiring colours of Central Otago, and the stone walled terraces remaining from the days of gold mining. On arrival at Doctors Point, transfer to your pre-booked jet boat for the next section of the gorge.

1.30pm

Drs Point to Shingle Creek

Enjoy a 45min boat ride down the Clutha Gorge while being entertained by commentary on the historic gold mining heritage of the gorge.

Approx 2.15pm

Shingle Creek to Roxburgh - 20.4km

Pass through regenerating Manuka groves and rural farmland as you wind you way along the edges of Lake Roxburgh to the Roxburgh Dam, and on to Commissioners Flat.

From here, continue your biking adventure from the end of Lake Roxburgh onto the historic Central Otago town of Roxburgh where you will find a choice of cafe’s or stop and enjoy some of the region’s famous stone fruit.

4.30pm

Return Shuttle

Our shuttle will pick you up and take you back to your Queenstown accommodation so you can rest your legs and enjoy the scenery on your journey.

Your Itinerary

9.30am

Shuttle pick up and bike hire

Start the day with a relaxed drive, leaving Queenstown through scenic highways to the start of the Roxburgh Gorge Trail. Our shuttle leaves from Gorge Road, or we can pick you up from your accommodation, with bikes ready for you to enjoy your day on the trail.

Approx 11am

Clyde to Alexandra - 12km​

This section of the trail follows the Clutha river downstream from Clyde, past the historic Earnscleugh Tailings to Alexandra.

  • Admire the historic tailings and artefacts from the gold mining era

Approx 12.30pm

Alexandra to Drs Point - 10km

As you leave the urban environment of Alexandra and enter the backcountry wilderness, take in the inspiring colours of Central Otago, and the stone walled terraces remaining from the days of gold mining. On arrival at Doctors Point, transfer to your pre-booked jet boat for the next section of the gorge.

1.30pm

Drs Point to Shingle Creek

Enjoy a 45min boat ride down the Clutha Gorge while being entertained by commentary on the historic gold mining heritage of the gorge.

Approx 2.15pm

Shingle Creek to Roxburgh - 20.4km​

Pass through regenerating Manuka groves and rural farmland as you wind you way along the edges of Lake Roxburgh to the Roxburgh Dam, and on to Commissioners Flat.

From here, continue your biking adventure from the end of Lake Roxburgh onto the historic Central Otago town of Roxburgh where you will find a choice of cafe’s or stop and enjoy some of the region’s famous stone fruit.

4.30pm

Return Shuttle​

Our shuttle will pick you up and take you back to your Queenstown accommodations o you can rest your legs and enjoy the scenery on your journey.

Trail Maps

We’ve created a set of maps to help you along your journey, free to use.

Easy pricing

We like to keep it simple! Our bike packages include everything you’ll need for a great day on the trail – a selection of bikes to hire for the day, a return shuttle to and from Queenstown, an exciting jet boat trip and a few extras at no additional cost!

BIKES Bike Jet Boat Shuttle TOTAL
eBike
$110
$155
$190
$455
Comfort eBike
$110
$155
$190
$455
Mountain Bike
$60
$155
$190
$405
Kids eBike
$80
$70
$100
$250
Kids Mountain Bike
$40
$70
$100
$210
EXTRAS Price per day
Baby Buggy
$40
Gel seats
FREE
Large Panniers
FREE
Helmet
FREE
Bag Toolkit
FREE

FAQs

Yes. This well-maintained trail caters to riders of varying skill levels, providing a perfect blend of challenging ascents and exhilarating descents.

We recommend eBikes for people who don’t regularaly bike as there are some steep inclines, but they are easy enough to walk up!

Yes! We recommend this trail for anyone between 7 – 80+ years old. Our range of Specialized kids bikes mean the whole family can enjoy a day out on the trails.

Kristin McGill
Kristin McGill
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We have just completed a fantastic day on the Dunstan Trail thanks to Mike and Queenstown Bike Hire. We were picked up at our accommodation in Queenstown and driven to Cromwell by Mike who shared great conversation and local insight along the way. Our ebikes were excellent and the pannier pack provided was very handy for carrying our lunch and the wine we purchased along the trail! When we reached Clyde, Mike was waiting for us to drive us home. Such a great day. Friendly, efficient, accommodating, and professional - highly recommended!
Shaun and Jane Chisnall
Shaun and Jane Chisnall
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Totally stoked with our tour today!! Mike was super accommodating, friendly and helpful! Beautiful ride on the Lake Dunstin trail. The E-bikes provided we’re AWESOME!
Matt King
Matt King
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Amazing experience, first time users of ebikes, we had such a good experience with Mike, his team were so good as we did not want to cancel due to bad weather so they worked with us to make sure we could still get a trip in. He came to pick us up at our arrived destination at the end of the bike trip early just in case we had got too wet due to the rain. Mike packed the bikes for us so we could dry out in the warm van then he waited while we went to a cafe to have lunch, and was happy to wait for as long as we wanted. Mike gave us suggestions for future trips based on our ability. Highly recommend this company, we will certainly be using again.
Six8five
Six8five
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Our family of three did the Arrowtown to Queenstown bike trail. We thought we couldn’t do it, as we hadn’t ridden a bike for over 10 years…but we did it! thank god for E bikes haha! It was a great, enjoyable family day out with beautiful views
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