With an incredibly diverse network of trails spread throughout show-stopping landscapes, it’s no wonder Queenstown vies for the crown of New Zealand’s ultimate mountain biking destination. And everyone from beginners to pros can get in on the action.
The Queenstown MTB Park, at the top of Bob's Peak is accessed via the Skyline gondola an includes awesome array of downhill trails through mixed forest. Mostly intermediate to expert, they offer all sorts of speedy, sweeping, jumping fun stuff as well as grand vistas across Lake Wakatipu.
For the first time ever, Coronet Peak has opened for summer operations including some epic mountain biking that can be accessed via a re imagined Coronet Express ski lift which now includes Gondola cabins. Suitable for intermediate-expert riders, this is set to be an exciting summer ride. A good range of passes are available with full Day, Sunset or Season passes on offer and discounts for NZSki 3 Peak Winter Season Pass holders.
But there’s plenty more where that came from, including cross-country adventures such as Moke Lake Circuit, and the Macetown Track near Arrowtown that illuminates glittering gold rush history as it traces its way into remote hills.
For the ultimate MTB buzz, riders can get up high and off the beaten track on a heli-biking trip, combining a once-in-a-lifetime scenic flight with epic trails swooping through backcountry normally off limits to the public.