Queenstown Cycle Trails
One of the most popular destinations in New Zealand, this year the club invite you to join us on our very first bike trip around the popular trails of Queenstown. These trails are all surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of rugged mountains, picture-perfect lakes and rivers of the Wakitipu Basin.
There are a variety of bike tracks to be biked over the five days. These trails will take you along the Kawarua river to the Gibbston Valley where we will have wood fired pizzas for lunch at the Gibbston Tavern built on the historic site of the 1867 Hotel. The heritage buildings of Arrowtown can be visited and the Arrow river where gold was discovered in 1862. You will cross the famous Kawarau suspension bridge and the Edgar suspension bridge over the sheer cliffs of the Arrow River. One of the most photographed lakes in the country – Lake Hayes is biked around which offers great reflections on a calm day. Bike past the famous Millbrook golf course, around the Queenstown Golf course – a course with some of the best views in the country and to the immaculately groomed Jacks Point course.
The trails have a gravel surface and are graded easy to intermediate and all will be biked so that we loop back to our accommodation. We stay at Lakeland Park Christian Camp at Kelvin Heights. Accommodation is shared in bunkrooms with bedding and towels supplied. Breakfast will be self-catered and dinner prepared by a local chef will both be served in the dining room on site each day. The views across the lake to Queenstown can be enjoyed as you relax at the end of each day.
On the first evening we ride the gondola to take in the spectacular views of Queenstown and beyond, followed there by a sumptuous buffet dinner at the Stratosphere restaurant. There will be time to wander through the township on the way to the gondola.
The transport leaves from the Leviathan Hotel, Dunedin at 8.30am and travels via the historic town of Clyde where you can buy your own lunch and then on to our accommodation. Once bags are unloaded there will be time for an afternoon bike along a trail by Lake Wakitipu.
Bikes can be hired or bring your own which will be transported from Dunedin on the clubs bike trailer. If you hire a bike you will be contacted after you have booked about which bike you will hire along with details of how to pay for this. Bike hire for a mtb is $235 and for an ebike is $540. If you hire an ebike we highly recommend that you hire one locally before the trip to gain experience as they do differ from a regular mtb.