mountain biking up the gondola in at the Queenstown Bike Park overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables

Riding Queenstown Bike Park

Five of Queenstown's top mountain biking spots

Queenstown’s world class mountain biking trails literally start at your doorstep. Here are five of our favourite MTB tracks and local tips to get you started on your Queenstown riding ventures.

Skyline Gondola - Queenstown Bike Park

For riders who want to roll out of bed onto their bike, Queenstown Bike Park offers 450m of vertical descent, incredible vistas and 27 trails of varied terrain to cater for all riding abilities. Choose either half, full or multi-day passes. Perk: No uphill battles, settle in and take in the views from the Gondola.

Coronet Peak

Great for those who want a workout. The world class trails including local favourite ‘Rude Rock’ (three guesses what that’s all about) have flowing berms and unparalleled views over the Wakatipu Basin.

Grab a shuttle ride to any of Queenstown’s ride spots including local favourites Wynyard downhill and jump park or 7 Mile Bike Park.
Mountain biking at Cardrona Alpine Resort near Queenstown in New Zealand

Cardrona Alpine Resort

Although famous for its winter pursuits Cardrona Bike Park opens for summer from 2 December through to Easter. The chairlift accessed bike park means more energy to lap the incredible downhill trails scattered across the mountain. Onsite accommodation and dining options are available during business hours – what more could you want!

Try your hand at getting upside down at the Gorge Road Jump Park.
Mountain biking at Gorge Road Jump Park in Queenstown New Zealand

Above: Gorge Road Jump Park

Above: Gorge Road Jump Park

7 Mile Scenic Reserve Mountain Bike Park

Located on Glenorchy Road, just 7 miles from Queenstown and renowned as one of the best bike parks in the south, the 7 Mile Bike Park is a local favourite. This is a network of single tracks made up of different difficulty levels from beginner to advanced and includes everything from jumps and banked corners to man-made structures like wooden log rides and clatter bridges, adding extra excitement to your ride.

Remarkables downhill track

Descend the iconic mountain range of the same name and although slightly more rugged than other tracks around town, the fast natural flow of this trail will keep you coming back for more. A shuttle is required for this one.

The Queenstown Mountain Bike Club builds trails through the season, they’re a dedicated bunch! Check out more about them here.

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