Queenstown has always been a hub for mountain biking with many classic mountain bike rides. The new Queenstown Trail unveils more than 110 kilometres of stunning new vistas, hidden ruins, spectacular architecture and world-class food and wine.
Queenstown Lake District
Queenstown Gondola Trail
Considered by many as the hottest Mountain Biking destination in Southern Hemisphere, the Queenstown Bike Park was built by riders for riders and is set in the pine trees of the Ben Lomond Reserve. Boasting some 30km (18 Miles) of tracks with the longest run being 6km (4 Miles) long, the 450-meter (1476 feet) vertical rise via the Gondola allows easy access to the 12 naturally flowing single tracks over a variety of terrain that caters for all abilities.
With spectacular scenery and the only gondola-accessed mountain bike runs in the Southern Hemisphere; the park has been voted one of the best tracks in the country and is a ‘Must Do’ for the many keen bikers that visit New Zealand.
Track Conditions: The 12 Trails range from extreme downhill, forested cross country expeditions, kids friendly zones with rock gardens, groomed trails to off-camber goat tracks.
Skill Required: Learner to Gladiator
Fitness: There is something available for all levels – Gentle Anne to Rambo
Duration: Opening times are 10am to dusk and the Gondola assisted bike passes range from half day to multi-day passes.
Months of operation: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec
Location: 5 minutes walk from central Queenstown