Queenstown Trails Trust
The Queenstown Trail is New Zealand’s most popular Great Ride – Nga Haerenga – and is run by the Queenstown Trails Trust.
The Queenstown Trail is made up of 130kms of trails alongside awe-inspiring alpine vistas, crystal clear lakes, stunning river gorges and hidden ruins, running through Queenstown, Arrowtown and Gibbston. The Queenstown Trail now allows public access to unspoilt private land, traversing two mighty suspension bridges, crossing three iconic rivers and circumnavigating two lakes... all set in dramatic Lord of the Rings landscapes.
Accessible all year round and suitable for all abilities with trails ranging from easy to intermediate; the Queenstown Trail can be enjoyed by everyone. Visitors can use the trail for an hour, a day or stay for four – bring your friends and family and discover a whole new side to Queenstown. For more information on the trail map visit our maps page.
The Queenstown Trail also gives visitors and locals alike great access to our region, enabling them to explore by foot or cycle, or commute, with a small environmental footprint. The Queenstown Trails Trust have undertaken substantial environmental work as they have developed this infrastructure in a sustainable way.