Hone your skills at one of Wanaka's bike parks
Home to New Zealand's highest bike park, Cardrona Bike Park, offers chairlift accessed downhill biking, mountain carting, walking and bike lessons. With Whitestar Express chairlift operating the park offers 600m vertical rise and over 345 hectares of terrain.Open from December to April, check the Cardrona Bike Park website for opening times.
Lismore Jump Park is Wanaka's BMX and MTB jump park, with multiple lines and well-maintained features. The park has different lines, catering from beginner to expert with everything from a fun pump track to big gap jumps.
A short ride from town, the Sticky Forest network of trails makes the best of the local pine forest. There are over 20 tracks to choose from; from the technical switchbacks of Stumpy and Yumpts, to the beautiful berms of Venus, to Crankin' Fine's legendary uphill corkscrew, these trails are expertly designed to be enjoyed by intermediate and pros alike.