Mountain Biking In Queenstown
Queenstown is considered the adventure capital of New Zealand. Located in a stunning landscape by Lake Wakatipu it has stunning views of The Remarkables Mountain Range and offers many world class mountain biking experiences. There’s plenty of trails to choose from at different grades so it has something for everyone.
Being an adventure resort, there’s plenty to see and do in Queenstown. Accommodation is easy to find but be sure to book ahead during the busy seasons. For more information about what to see and do in Queenstown the official website has all the information you need.
If you’re coming to Queenstown just for mountain biking here are some popular trails that we suggest.
Moonlight Trail Via Moke Lake
The moonlight trail is a favourite with locals and tourists and is considered a classic Queenstown mountain bike trail. The track is 33-36kms long with a 3-4 grade (intermediate). The track circumnavigates Ben Lomond and goes into beautiful alpine back country terrain. There are some challenging uphill rides from Arthurs Point with a steep descent by Lake Dispute.
This short trail is another classic Queenstown mountain bike trail. It should take you only 2 hours but is considered a 3-5 (intermediate – advanced) grade. This track contains many hubs called: The Hub, Eagles Nest and the Dream Arena. All the loops and variations on the track all circle back to these hubs. It also contains many banked corners and and jumps for the more advanced users.
The Frankton trail is an easy ride suited for all ages and is great for families. The ride is 4kms each way and should take you about 1-2 hours to complete. The ride follows the shores of Lake Wakatipu between Queenstown and Frankton making it a nice and relaxing scenic ride.
Kelvin Heights Track
The Kelvin Heights track is suitable for everyone as it has a section for more advanced riders. The trail is 16kms in total and follows the gravel trail which is wide and flat and to complement it the views out to the lake are fantastic.
Moke Lake And Lake Dispute
The Moke Lake and Lake Dispute ride is a popular ride with locals as it can be combined with the Moonlight trail for a full days ride. It’s 34km long and should take 3-4 hours to complete.
If you’re in need of bike services during your time in Queentown, there’s plenty shops to help you.
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