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Cycling On and Off Road

Big thrills on endless single track. Big air in the jump park. Big smiles on scenic family cruises.

Road racers love the undulations around Lake Wanaka but even they come back to slow down and take in the scenery. It’s the same with mountain bikers as the region deals out thrills and spectacle in equal measure.

A dedicated network is ideal for family trips from Glendhu Bay to Lake Hawea or Luggate without too much exertion and to enjoy a great lunch into the bargain.

In the single track stakes Deans Bank stands ready to be thoroughly caned or explored with attitude along a dozen kilometres of switchbacks, rolling sprints and cornering around sweeping berms.

And once you've left the summit of Sticky Forest you can choose your route down and decide whether to admire the stately pines or blast them into a peripheral blur.

Urban thrills come courtesy of the town centre Lismore jump-park but of course, in a place surrounded by epic mountains fat-tyre riders could spend a lifetime finding new ways to master their craft on totally natural tracks. And many do...


Lake Wanaka. Biking’s in our nature. Join the revolution.

Mountain biking Deans Bank Lake Wanaka, New Zealand.mov

The Lake Wanaka region of New Zealand is renowned as one of the upcoming mountain bike hot spots of the world, with over 500km of tracks on offer. Justin Leov rides the Deans Bank trail, in Wanaka, New Zealand on a beautiful Autumn day. The trail is a 12km loop (approx 45 mins) accessible to riders of all abilities with incredible views of the surrounding mountain amphitheatre and into New Zealand's largest river - the mighty Clutha.

Guided Bike Tours
Guided Bike Tours
If you'd like to mountain bike but want someone to show you the best of the region then a guided trip is for you.
Rental Bikes
Rental Bikes
The full spectrum of bikes from full suspension to urban and electric bikes are for hire in Wanaka.
Transport
Transport
If you need some transport to get you to a track then check out the transport operators around Wanaka.
Biking Tracks
Biking Tracks
Lake Wanaka region offers mountain bike enthusiasts, from beginners to experts, an ideal trail to get the most out of your bike.

Search the listings below to find options to suit. Just click on a tab or use the drop down options to refine your search. You can also read stories from our Lake Wanaka blog and find recommended trips to suit any travel style or stay length.

More information on Mountain Biking, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Go with the Mountain Bike Flow in Wanaka with Flow Nation

Hosting Flow Mountain Bike from Sydney and spending the day guiding the boys around the best of Wanaka’s 700kms of bike tracks. This is exactly the kind of office I moved to Wanaka for….

No Snow? No Problem! Mountain Bike Instead at Cardrona Alpine Resort!

That's right! Cardrona Alpine Resort opened their purpose built mountain bike park over summer and Geoff and James discovered that dirt's just as good as the white stuff!

Heli Biking in Lake Wanaka - Epic Ride!

Working for the Lake Wanaka Information Center certainly has its upside. Krystle Theunissen recently went heli-biking, and found it was an experience she would highly recommend!

Getting in the Zone for GODZone Adventure Race in Wanaka

It's only one month away and the world's best adventure teams are getting ready to compete in the ultimate adventure race held in the Lake Wanaka region March 2015.

Challenge Wanaka voted World's Most Scenic Triathlon!

The Half is sold out, it's a record pro field, and Challenge Wanaka has just taken out the Athlete's Choice for the World's Most Scenic Triathlon at the Triathlon Business International Awards in the USA. Roll on February 22! It's going to be EPIC!

Share your Lake Wanaka Story

Tell us your story about your time in the Lake Wanaka region - the activities you loved, the places you stayed and the people you met, whether you just passed through or stayed forever!

Solar Cycles in Wanaka

The Lake Wanaka region is all about sustainability and one innovative local business is putting their pedal to the metal with Solar Cycles for hire - a great way to go sightseeing!

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Racers Edge is Wanaka's premier ski + bike + outdoor store. We are specialists in ski, snowboard and bike rental/hire, boot fitting, bike...

99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

Good Rotations Bicycle Shop is passionate about bicycles! We are your practical bike specialist and sell & hire hand-picked cargo, urban, adventure and...

34 Anderson Road, Wanaka

From $20 NZD

Where adventures begin. World-class rentals, retail and workshop services for skiing, snowboarding, biking, camping & tramping. We're passionate about the local area with...

Dunmore Street, Wanaka

Hellcat Cycles offers a fleet of revitalised vintage cruiser bicycles for rental. Featuring authentic 1930s–1960s American frames, modern components and colourful paint jobs,...

, Wanaka

We have a selection of Smartmotion Urban 300 rear wheel drive bikes for hire including low bar options for older or not so...

, Wanaka

The Boardhouse Wanaka has all your summer and winter rentals covered + in-store and online shopping. This includes ski, snowboard, lake, skate, street...

16 Helwick Street, Wanaka

Lake cruises, Island visits, bush walks and boat charters. We can cater for private functions and conferences for up to 40 passengers. BBQ,...

The Log Cabin,, Lake Wanaka

From $10 NZD

Shuttle service from Wanaka to the mountains daily for more information phone our 0800 number.

, Wanaka

Small on numbers, big on satisfaction. Guided tours for all abilities including: cycling lakeside trails, heli biking and backcountry rides.

We offer a...

99 Ardmore St, Wanaka

From $150 NZD

TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

Fuzzy Nuts and Hairy Bush are two tracks which join onto each other to make about a 7 - 8 km circuit depending...

, Wanaka

Suitable for all ages and experience, this riverside walk is over easy country and links Lake Hawea township to Wanaka, via Albert Town....

Ardmore Street, Wanaka

A well-formed shoreline track linking Bremner Bay to Beacon Point, with great lake and mountain views along the way. It suits all ages...

Ardmore Street, Wanaka

Spectacular scenery and popular with walkers and bikers, the track follows the Clutha River/Mata-Au from its start/finishes at the Lake Wanaka outlet and...

Ardmore Street, Wanaka

A walk of 2 - 3 hours to the historic stone Aspiring Hut over open valley floor in the West Matukituki Valley.
Mountain bikes...

Ardmore Street, Wanaka

Chain Hills and Coal Creek Conservation Area
Turnoff SH8 onto Goodger Road and, depending on the season and road condition, drive along the unsealed...

Ardmore Street, Wanaka

From SH8, drive six kilometres along Old Faithful Road to reach the reserve, which includes the remarkable stone ruins of the Lindis Pass...

Ardmore Street, Wanaka

It starts from the west end of Roys Bay, and soon reaches Wanaka Station Park, a beautiful picnic area, on the left. The...

Ardmore Street, Wanaka

Across Waterfall Creek the track continues for a further hour on re-vegetated terraces above Lake Wanaka, to a small north-facing beach - Damper...

Ardmore Street, Wanaka

From Lake Hawea Township follow the unsealed Dingleburn Station Road to the public carpark. From the carpark follow the road above the lake...

Ardmore Street, Wanaka

This fun network of trails makes the best of exotic pine forest in Wanaka township. There are over 20 tracks to choose from;...

Ardmore Street, Wanaka

The Girls Itinerary

Everything you need to know about spending a few days in Wanaka with some girls friends