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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.

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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

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

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

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

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

, Wanaka

The Newcastle Track, a 12.5kms walking and cycling track, is located on the true left bank of the Clutha River. Entrance/ exit from...

Ardmore Street, Wanaka

The track starts at Albert Town Bridge and winds along the Clutha River/Mata-Au to historic Reko’s Point Conservation Area. A trackside feature is...

Ardmore Street, Wanaka

Fantastic uni-directional cross-country loop track. The track weaves its way through typical Otago landscape featuring matagouri and tussock. A selection of berms and...

Ardmore Street, Wanaka

The carpark is signposted to the right, across the Snow Farm entrance bridge. The track climbs steadily up a 4WD track then leads...

Ardmore Street, Wanaka

Walking along Lake Hawea’s eastern shores there are great views up the Hunter Valley and on a clear day, to the west, as...

Ardmore Street, Wanaka

This short walk (1.3km) to Lake Wanaka shoreline borders former farmland that is now an 85-hectacre sensible and sustainable sub-division for both ecological...

, 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

This facility includes a skills area featuring dirt tabletops and wooden features, a jump track and technical tracks for those who like it...

, 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

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

The track starts across the road from and slightly north of the Sandy Point carpark. A poled route follows Deep Gully up onto...

Ardmore Street, Wanaka

This well-formed track provides easy access to beautiful beaches along Wanaka’s western shore. From Homestead Bay carpark the track gently undulates towards small,...

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

The track is signposted at the start of Old Faithful Road, off SH8. The view from the 1,226-metre summit is one of the...

Ardmore Street, Wanaka

This track is signposted just south of Stewart Creek on SH6. Follow the poled route along the creek until it joins a farm...

Ardmore Street, 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