Around The Basin

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Specialists on the Queenstown Trail. Around The Basin provide quality mountain bike hire, winery rides, self-guided and supported or guided tours, all put together to deliver you an epic day's riding. Guarantee good times by upgrading to an e-bike!

Our friendly local team can cater for every level and age of rider and supply you with everything you need for a safe and enjoyable riding experience. Here are just some of the experiences on offer.


The Basin Explorer

Your tour support driver will shuttle you to the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown. From here you'll follow the beautiful Arrow River Trail downstream to where it meets the Kawarau River, ride across two spectacular suspension bridges and then join the original miners' trail that crosses the famous Kawarau suspension bridge, home of the world's first bungy jump. Enjoy a platter with a relaxed and complimentary wine tasting in the Gibbston Valley then, after lunch, plan your afternoon's adventure with help from your driver. Ride as much or as little as you like, finishing any time before 5.30pm in Queenstown.

Cost: from $189 adult

Duration: full day (flexible finish time)

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Bike The Bridges

After a pick-up from your accommodation, this half-day, supported tour starts with the scenic drive to the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown. You’ll then head off on the mostly flat and easy Arrow River Bridges Trail crossing three stunning suspension bridges including the Kawarau Bridge, home of the bungy jump. On reaching Gibbston Valley, enjoy wine tasting or dining amidst the vines before we collect you for the return shuttle trip back to your accommodation.

Cost: from $139 adult

Duration: half-day

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Bike The Wineries

This full-day, self-guided tour allows plenty of time to relax, unwind and explore Arrowtown and the wineries in Gibbston Valley. The trail starts at historic Arrowtown (transfers from Queenstown available), a wonderful place for a wander and coffee before heading along the beautiful Arrow and Kawarau Rivers. After visiting Kawarau Bridge, home of the world’s first bungy jump site, the Gibbston River Trail takes you on a leisurely tour through Central Otago wine country, with opportunities for tastings, relaxed picnics or a restaurant lunch amidst the vines. We’ll collect you from Gibbston Tavern or another pre-arranged spot for the transfer back to your accommodation. (Note: 3/4 and half-day, shorter cycle tours around Gibbston are also available for those with tighter itineraries.)

Cost: from $85 adult

Duration: full day; 15–21km riding approx.

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Arrowtown to Queenstown

Just one of many self-guided bike hire and shuttle packages, this popular tour starts in the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown – a must-see for any visitor. From there it’s a leisurely journey alongside the Arrow, Kawarau and Shotover Rivers to reach the shores of Lake Wakatipu and onward to the Queenstown Bay. Enjoy cafe stops or take a picnic lunch, or detour to the Kawarau bungy jump bridge.

Cost: from $85 adult

Duration: allow a full day

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Beach to Bay

This relaxed, self-guided half-day tour begins with a shuttle drop-off at The Old Shotover Bridge, a beautiful spot to start your day. Enjoy relaxed riding at your own pace, guided by our informative trail map, taking in an exceptionally scenic section of trail passing the famous Boat Shed Cafe, and the Bathhouse Cafe on the edge of Queenstown. This leisurely ride ends in central Queenstown.

Cost: from $69 adult

Duration: approx 3 hrs direct but with so much to see and do we encourage you to allow all day

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Custom & Corporate Tours

Let us tailor a Queenstown Trail cycling adventure to suit your needs – from an hour long to multi-day, with a wide range of off-the-bike sights and activities factored in.

Private & Custom Tours whether you want to ride with family, friends, work colleagues or another group, we can cater to your needs. From a couple of hours to full day, our custom trips will hit the mark with great dining stops, picnic spots, wine tastings and much more – all in the company of our expert local guides.

Corporate Groups & Team Building Tours – What better way to take a break from your conference than to get out and enjoy Queenstown’s spectacular scenery by bike! We can get you out on the trails from anywhere around the Wakatipu Basin, as well as provide tour guides and make all necessary arrangements. Have a group with varying levels of ability? No worries. We have trips for everyone, with the option of breaking your group into smaller teams so everyone has a memorable experience.

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Contact Around The Basin
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