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Queenstown Trail

Queenstown area, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7536
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Half-Day Self-Guided Ride and Wine Bike Tour from Arrowtown
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The 120km+ Queenstown cycling and walking trail is a world-class experience. A bike ride, walk or cycling tour through the greater Queenstown area takes you along the spectacular shores of two iconic lakes and the banks of three famous South Island rivers. Discover historic Arrowtown, the vineyards of Gibbston and beautiful Lake Wakatipu - all at your own pace!
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  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
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“lake hayes” (8 reviews)
“easy ride” (7 reviews)
“bungy bridge” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Queenstown area, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7536
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect to do this on bike (especially) on by foot. Really nice idea for sunny day, just remember to take a water and sun protection with You!

Thank Bartosz W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked part of the Kelvin Penninsula Trail Loop - a well maintained and easy scenic trail along the shore of the lake looking over towards the town and leading to the Golf Club where coffee can be purchased.

Thank annh24968
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun trail. Good scenery, easy terrain. We rode to .Arrowtown and to the bungie bridge. A great way to spend a day either walking or biking.

Thank sofiegsd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented cycles from 'Cycle Higher', right next to QT gardens, from where the trail starts. It took us less than 2 hours to return from Frankton. It was very scenic, specially the fall colours, along Lake Wakatipu. The path is flat and very easy....More

Thank Damanig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started walking through Queenstown Trail from Queenstown all the way along Frankton towards Kawarau Village. It was about 10km and took us 2.5hrs. There isnt any in between signage of the distance or directions we heading nor shelter you could stop by in case...More

Thank recklezzBERRY
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When I lived in Queenstown I would run this trail every morning. It has gradual high and low points, but is well designated and is manageable by runners/walkers of any level. It is a great way to get to the Frankton Region if you are...More

1  Thank Travis C
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Hire some bikes and take a scenic ride from Queenstown to Frankton. Path is very flat and easy to do within 2 hours return

Thank boourns23
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Did a 1.5 hour bikeride from Arrowtown to the AJ Hackett Bungee along this trail in early April, and it was absolutely gorgeous! A really fun and safe ride, not too difficult (I am by no means a skilled mountain biker, this is really more...More

Thank Sarah C
Lou_QTT, Executive Officer at Queenstown Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Hi Sarah C. Thanks so much for taking time to recommend the Queenstown Trail, you picked a wonderful ride and I bet the autumn colours were just great too. Happy Trails - The QTT Team.

Reviewed 4 May 2017

I visited the Queenstown Trail through Arrowtown Bike Hire, the ride took around 1 - 2 hours as I spent most of the time taking photos. I would highly recommend visiting this as it is such a nice trip.More

Thank Travis H
Lou_QTT, Executive Officer at Queenstown Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thanks Travis H for taking the time to write this review, we really appreciate your kind words and recommendation for the Queenstown Trail. We hope you can find time to come back and explore some more of our fabulous network. Happy Trails - The QTT...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

This track is lovely for gentle walking and cycling with beautiful views. Hire bikes and cycle round or / and walk into town via the Gardens.

Thank Hvzm
Lou_QTT, Executive Officer at Queenstown Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Hi Hvzm, thanks for taking the time to review the Queenstown Trails and for spreading the word. Happy Trails - The QTT Team.

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Hi, would this trail be suitable to do in Winter?
28 February 2017|
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Response from Lou_QTT | Property representative |
Wrap up warm with a few layers and some gloves and you would be good to go - the trails are easy/intermediate grade and the snow only lands on the ground in QT in winter a couple of times - the scenery is particularly... More
this entire trail sounds exquisite. We are intermediate riders in our 60s, and need help in deciding which loop / trail to do. We'll be renting bikes, don't mind a glass of wine, but don't necessarily want to ride home uphill! Any specific recs? Staying at the Queenstown House. Thanks very much!
4 February 2017|
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Response from Lou_QTT | Property representative |
Hello - the beauty about our trails is the majority are of easy grade. From Queenstown House you can easily ride the Lake Wakatipu Ride from Queenstown Gardens to Kelvin Peninsula, stopping at the Boatshed Cafe for coffee... More
Hi, I'm in a group tour and we have a few days on our own in Queenstown. I'm thinking of renting a bike and spending the day cycling. I'm a road/ gravel rider at home in California. How is the overall condition of the trail? I'd like to hire a nice bike, can you recommend a shop in Queenstown? Staying at the Novotel hotel. Thanks.
24 November 2016|
Response from Lou_QTT | Property representative |
Great to learn you are heading to Queenstown wiith your group and wish to enjoy some of our great trails. Our trails are predominantly off-road easy/intermediate grade and finished to a high standard. The COncerige at... More