On ya bike
For mountain bikers, Queenstown offers the Southern Hemisphere’s only gondola-accessed downhill mountain biking park opening late September, weather permitting. Their season runs through to May, giving you eight months of epic riding. There are blackout periods, so make sure you check out Skyline’s website for details. For other bike parks in the region read more here.
If you’re keen on mountain biking, without the downhill aspect, check out the Queenstown Trail. The 120km network of bike trails joins Queenstown Bay, Frankton, Lake Hayes, Arrowtown and the Gibbston region, with spectacular scenery and stop offs along the way. There are a number of operators that run self-guided or fully guided tours along all of Queenstown’s bike trails, including trails in Glenorchy, Paradise and Kinloch, with bike hire, maps and hotel pickups and drop offs included.