Arrowtown is a main get-on get-off hub on the famous 110 km Queenstown Trail. There are world class rides past mountains, lakes and rivers. Several of New Zealand’s most attractive bike trails depart from Arrowtown.
Trail maps are available at the Museum in Buckingham Street, and can also be downloaded from www.queenstowntrail.co.nz. Many of Arrowtown’s walking trails are also cycling trails.
You can start and finish your biking adventure in Arrowtown, or else base yourself here for a few days to sample more. Options include a gentle road ride around the historic town, a fast and steep single track, or a relaxing ride along the purpose built Queenstown Trail mountain bike track.
The popular Lake Hayes Loop leads through Millbrook Resort. With cafes and art galleries along the way, you can make this scenic 16 km ride a full day adventure. Lake Hayes is quite shallow and provides the region’s warmest swimming – its sandy beach and shaded parkland at the Arrowtown end of the lake, is a popular place for cyclists to take a dip and picnic.
Ride the spectacular and purpose built Arrow River Bridges Trail to Gibbston and the Kawarau Bungy Bridge. On this great family ride either try an easy distance, or cycle the full 12 kilometres. There are a number of guided, self guided and transport options available to explore the vineyards further or splash out on a bungy jump.
Many trails are dual cycling/walking. Visit the walking tracks page, look up The Maps and Walking Guides, and the Queenstown Trail maps, or call in to the Lakes District Museum in Arrowtown for more information.
Bring friends or bring the family - there’s a great bike ride waiting for you in Arrowtown, 12 months of the year.
Better By Bike is located at Dudleys cottage in Arrowtown, we offer bike hire half and full day with optional transport, for self guided tours on the spectacular scenic Queenstown Trail.
Explore the historic township of Arrowtown - born of gold in 1862. Hire a bike and head off for an hour or a day. Tracks to suit all abilities.We can deliver bikes to your Arrowtown accommodation. Book your bikes now.
Lovers of the great outdoors will immediately enjoy the convenience of the historic precinct. As distinct from the rush of downtown vehicles, here you can hike or cycle without fear of ever-present speedsters!
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