Lumsden Nature and Eco Tourism
Lumsden is located in Southland about an hour’s drive north from Invercargill and an hour south of Queenstown. Once a major railway junction with lines departing to all four points of the compass, the town now has heritage buildings lining the main streets, housing a number of quirky cafes, bars and restaurants.
With some of the premier cycling trails and mountain bike tracks in the country, riders can meander through high country farms, scenic lakes, rivers and diverse landscapes. The Around the Mountains Cycle Trail is designed to be easy and accessible for all and is a great option for those wanting to explore at a relaxed pace. If you’re up for something a little more daring and fast-paced, Welcome Rock Trails offer single track mountain bike trails - hand built on one of New Zealand’s longest historic water races.