Top Mountain Biking Trails in Wanaka

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These top trails in Wanaka dish out thrills and scenic spectacle galore - a mountain biker's haven!

Cardrona Bike Park

Cardrona Alpine Resort's alpine terrain lends itself beautifully to create some truly epic mountain biking tracks - accesssed by lift in the summer months.

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Cardrona Bike Park, Wanaka

By Cardrona Bike Park

Cardrona Bike Park offers a variety of terrain for all levels of rider including the highest lift accessed biking trails in New Zealand.

Highlights

  • Highest lift-accessed tracks
  • Stunning alpine views

Proximity

GRADE

Intermediate - Advanced

Wanaka Lakeside Tracks

Mountain bikers who fancy a side-serving of resort-town indulgence need to look no further than Wanaka’s Lakeside Tracks, an epic combination of awesome trails and stunning scenery!

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Wanaka Lakeside Tracks, Wanaka

By Lake Wanaka Tourism

Saddle up and be ready to take in epic views of Lake Wanaka on these mainly easy tracks.

Highlights

  • Breathtaking scenery
  • Trails for all abilities
  • Wanaka’s cafes & bars

Proximity

GRADE

Easiest - Intermediate

Deans Bank Track

Purpose-built by an avid local mountain biker, this sweet one-way circuit sees both racers and recreational riders swoop in for grippy, flowing curves and fun jumps with super-fine scenery on the side.

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Deans Bank Track, Wanaka

By Camilla Rutherford

Boasting epic views of the mighty Clutha/Mata-Au River and Wanaka Basin, Deans Bank is the most popular ride for mountain bikers in Wanaka.

Highlights

  • Bermed, flowing track
  • Epic Wanaka basin views
  • Link to Lakeside Tracks

Proximity

GRADE

Easy - Intermediate

Sticky Forest

Sticky Forest is an exotic pine forest plantation crisscrossed by more than 30km of trails built and maintained by the local mountain biking community. Perfect for those who like to kick-off their ride with strong coffee, and chase it with a draught of cold beer.

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Sticky Forest, Wanaka

By Lake Wanaka Tourism

Enjoy a smorgasbord of undulating pine forest trails within freewheeling distance of Wanaka.

Highlights

  • Great mix of well-built trails
  • Jumps, drops & berms
  • Wanaka’s cafes & bars

Proximity

GRADE

Easiest - Extreme

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