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Queenstown Trail

Queenstown area, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7536
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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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“hired bikes” (12 reviews)
“gibbston valley” (11 reviews)
“bungy bridge” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Queenstown area, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 7536
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"hired bikes"
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"gibbston valley"
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"bungy bridge"
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"recommend hiring a bike"
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"great cycling"
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"mountain bikes"
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"great track"
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"leisurely pace"
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"kelvin heights"
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"walking track"
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"fitness levels"
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"bike ride"
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"stunning scenery"
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"taking photos"
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"lake wakatipu"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Queenstown trail offers opportunities for everybody. Its a great asset for the Queenstown area. I biked the trail around Lake Wakatipu and also near Arrowtown. Plenty of places for great food and coffee in both areas. We especially enjoyed the golf club views and...More

Thank N5493QVwendyk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on Monday 7th May. We started off near Steamers Wharf and walked around to the Gardens on the other side, then back towards Queenstown Mall. The walking track was mainly flat so an easy walk while taking in the views at a leisurely pace....More

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Lou_QTT, Front Office Manager at Queenstown Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Michael-4551, So glad to hear that you enjoyed your walk around the peninsula - we certainly love the views on that section of the trail!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I honestly think there are no boring places in Queenstown- no matter where you look you are amazed by the fabulous views and the Queenstown trail is no different

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

If visiting Queenstown for the hiking, this is a great starting point to get into the swing of things and recognise your current fitness levels if you've not done much hiking for a while.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Having a day at our disposal we visited the tourist information shop in Queenstown & said that we had done most of the experiences locally over the years & asked what they could come up with. The cycle trail from Arrowtown to Gibbston Valley wines...More

1  Thank fran039
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Lou_QTT, Front Office Manager at Queenstown Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Hi fran039, We're so pleased that you had a great experience and you got out on the trails even in these cold temps! Thanks for your thorough review too - if we may just make one note to save confusion - it is that it...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

What a fantastic trail to take . I only took the small section trail from Queenstown to the Frankton arm , basically walking along and circumnavigating the Wakatipu Lake . It was breath taking , whether it was sunny or snowy . Had the privilege...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

The great thing about the trails is your options to decide how much effort to put into exploring them. You can walk, bike, or run. The trails are maintained and well signed. I am a casual biker and chose a route labeled “easy”. The length...More

Thank VeiledDancer
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Lou_QTT, Front Office Manager at Queenstown Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thanks for your review VeiledDancer, we're glad to hear that you enjoyed the trails!

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed an awesome full day ride from the Hilton to Arrowtown via Lake Hayes and return to the Hilton via the Countryside Trail. There were a number of hills on route so we were glad we opted to hire e-bikes. More clear and larger...More

Thank Nicola K
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

I did this trail on a MTB almost to its entirety, starting from Queenstown city center and winding my way along the lake, through hills and forests en route to Cromwell. All I can say that this trail is mindblowing. I had a great day,...More

Thank Satyabrata
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Walked along the lakeside path from the gardens to Frankton Wharf. Amazing views of mountains and nice looking golf course on far bank - and tranquility. Very few walkers but lots of cyclists going I guess as far as Arrowtown and back.Great way to pass...More

Thank Jodian
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Kezzie13
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
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dogfacedboy
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
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Mso56
25 November 2016|
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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
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