The Queenstown Trail
- Grade: Easy - Intermediate
- Duration: 2-3 days
- Total Length: 99km
- Location: Queenstown
The Queenstown Trail unveils close to 110 kilometres of spectacular cycle trail within the Wakatipu Basin of the Otago region. It takes approximately 2-3 days to complete and meanders through some of New Zealand's most breath taking scenery, taking in the Gibbston wine area, the historic gold mining town of Arrowtown and the stunning landscapes of Lake Hayes, Frankton and Queenstown. Cyclists will enjoy discovering hidden ruins, amazing architecture and historic bridges. There are plenty of reasons to stop along the way, for a cheeky wine tasting at some of our world-class vineyards, to savour the best food and coffee or to take the plunge with thrilling bungy jump at the Kawarau Bridge Bungy. You can make your own way along the trail, or contact one of our local tour operators for advice. They can help plan and organise you and your bikes, including bike hire and transport.
Getting there is easy. Queenstown International Airport is well served by domestic and international flights. Access by road is a wonderfully scenic option. From Christchurch to Queenstown is a six and a half hour drive or just three and a half hours from Dunedin.
A cold snap can come from nowhere, even in summer, so always be prepared and take extra layers of clothing. Take a small daypack with clothing, a puncture repair kit, torch and don't forget your water bottle which you can refill in plenty of local businesses along the way. Also phone coverage generally isn't an issue on the cycle trail.
For more information, view the The Queenstown Trail page provided by NZ Cycle Trail.
Find out more about the Queenstown region by following the links below:
- Queenstown Accommodation
- Queenstown Attractions and Activities
- Queenstown Cuisine and Dining
- Queenstown Tours
- Queenstown Transport
- Queenstown Visitor Information
All Queenstown Accommodation can be booked online.