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.

Tracks & Bike Parks in Wanaka

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  1. Cardrona Bike Park

    • Fun downhill trails for all abilities
    • Spectacular alpine scenery
    • Chairlift rides


    • 1 day
    • 30+km
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  2. Deans Bank Mountain Biking Trail

    • Bermed, flowing trail
    • Epic Wanaka basin views
    • Link to Lakeside Trails

    Cross Country
    Grade 2–3 |Easy - Intermediate

    • 1-2 hrs
    • 12 Km
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  3. Sticky Forest Mountain Biking Trails

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

    Cross Country/Downhill
    Grade 1–6 |Easiest – Extreme

    • 1 hr to full day
    • 30+ km
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  4. Wanaka Lakeside Mountain Biking Trails

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

    Cross Country
    Grade 1 - 3 |Easiest – Intermediate

    • 2 days
    • 2-75 kms
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