The Queenstown Trail, officially opened in October 2012, unveils close to 100 kilometres of spectacular cycle trail within the Wakatipu Basin of the Otago region. 

The trail meanders through some of New Zealand’s most breathtaking scenery, taking in the Gibbston wine area, the historic goldmining town of Arrowtown and the stunning landscapes of Lake Hayes, Frankton and Queenstown.  Riders will enjoy discovering hidden ruins, amazing architecture and historic bridges.

There are plenty of reasons to stop along the way, for a cheeky wine tasting at some of our world-class vineyards, to savour the best food and coffee or to take the plunge with thrilling bungy jump at the Kawarau!  

You can make your own way along the trail, or to get the most out of your Queenstown Trail experience, contact one of our local tour operators for advice.   They have the local knowledge and resources to help plan and organise you and your bikes, including bike hire, transport and pick ups and drop offs anywhere along the trail.

Queenstown’s reputation as one of the world’s favourite adrenaline destinations is well deserved.  Once you’ve finished your ride there is wide range of other tourist attractions to entertain and invigorate you.

The Queenstown Trail is a joint initiative of the Wakatipu Trails Trust, the Queenstown Lakes District Council, and the New Zealand Cycle Trail project.

Watch the Queenstown Trail video on YouTube.