This stunning all-seasons adventure playground boasts an enviable array of trails rich in scenery and centred around the buzzing resort town of Wanaka.
Wanaka is a mountain biker's paradise, with hundreds of kilometres of tracks winding through its undulating landscapes. Start by exploring the areas around the lake's edge, then venture further out into forest, farm, river and coastal tracks. A number of mountain biking events are staged around Wanaka, including the Lake Hawea Epic(opens in new window), Motatapu(opens in new window) and The Big Easy.
Two chairlifts take riders and bikes up into this summertime, mountain-biking playground, scooting down the slopes of a Southern Alps’ ski resort.
This fast and flowing single-track mountain biking circuit has million-dollar views of the mighty Clutha/Mata-Au River and Wanaka Basin.
This smorgasbord of undulating pine forest mountain biking trails is within freewheeling distance of Lake Wanaka and all its visitor-friendly attractions.
Epic views of Lake Wanaka and the surrounding mountains are ever-present on these mainly easy mountain biking trails heading east and west from central Wanaka.