The Festival is a 10 day celebration of bikes and the people who love to ride them: It's all about the bike...and more!
It is packed with events for both weekend warriors and hardened pros. Whether you're a cross country rider, downhiller, freerider, roadie or a bit of all four - this Festival has something for you.
With over 25 events from films, to concerts, photography competition, social rides, ladies rides, kids rides, fun races and down-to-business races - it's all biking all the time, just the way we like it.
Queenstown has more than 110kms of established cross country trails, a gondola serviced bike park, world class road rides and more restaurants, bars, wineries and places to stay than you can think of.
All that's missing is you...
Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is New Zealand’s premier four season lake and alpine resort.
Whatever you do, whatever your style, Queenstown will feed your imagination, fuel your passions and revitalise your spirit. We hope you enjoy browsing to discover more about Queenstown and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Autumn: 1 March - 31 May
Autumn is one of the most picturesque times of year to visit Queenstown and enjoy its spectacular lake and alpine scenery. The vivid change of seasons, from summer into autumn, transforms the world-renowned landscapes into a stunning palette of reds, oranges and golds.
Daytime temperatures range between 12-25°C (53°F – 77°F), while mornings and evenings can be cooler. The wide selection of things to do, temperate weather and friendly people all combine to make Queenstown one of New Zealand’s favourite holiday spots.
Bright sunny days provide the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and take part in the many local adventure activities, hiking and biking trails, and world-class golf courses. Dining al fresco is popular at wineries, cafes, bars and restaurants, meanwhile art galleries, heritage trails and events of all types add to the adventure on offer.
For more information visit Destination Queenstown.
A mountain bike Enduro, the VERTIGO BIKES SUPER D event is set in the Queenstown Bike Park high above Queenstown, with Skyline Gondola access, 6hrs non stop tag team or individual.
Good company, great bar, lots of prizes - what else could we ask for? Come and celebrate the day with the 2015 Super D winners
Arrowtown to the Crown Range: This ride is one of a few in the country that can give you the feeling of riding in the high alps of Europe. Think Tour de France on our door steps...
Arrowtown: The Veolia Kids Mini X is a community based event, encouraging Kiwi Kids between the ages of 4 to 14 years old of all sporting abilities to take part.
A auction evening to serve as a fundraising evening to get Kate Fluker to the World Cup Series in order aim to qualify for the Olympics. We have guest speakers and awesome auction items up for grabs.
Queenstown Pedallers escorted, this women only social ride is decidedly sexist.
Queenstown / Kawarau River / Arrowtown / Queenstown: Ride in the dark with the locals in three separate groups - slow, medium, fast.
This is the day to ride to work, or ride for pleasure. The Festival encourages as many people as possible to use a bike, for recreation, transport or fun. If you can't, remember to share the road
After 3 sell out years, Through the Lens returns as a showcase of the creativity and talent found here in our world-class mountain bike scene.
This "wacky" event of the festival is not to be missed. Held in true League of Gentlemen style, the LoG teams up with The Find to host the 16inch World Championship
Ride one of the original first Queenstown Downhill, Skippers Canyon's Pack Track for 3 hours non stop
Race on the new Sherwood dual slalom built by Extra Mile Trail Building. Enjoy a drink at the Sherwoodbar with great deals on the awesome new food from their restaurant.TIME: 6pm start
Come and check out some of world’s best freeriders up close and personal as they perfect their technique for this Bronze FMB World Tour event
If you like to go fast, ride hard and have fun, then enduro racing is right up your alley.
Come and mingle with the slopestyle's incredible acrobats on wheels, and rub shoulders with the winners.
Practise starts for the downhill. Saturday afternoon is about inspecting the course. No Fast Pace runs.
After the huge success of the 2012 and 2013 and 2014 events, we can look forward to an even bigger slope-style contest in downtown Queenstown! $4,000 in prizes are up for grabs yet again, pro and amateur fields.
This technically demanding course, starting at the top of the Queenstown Bike Park, will be approximately 3km long and will finish in Brecon Street in front of a large crowd.Prize Money: $1575 for prize money for downhill. Mens...
Lone Star, Queenstown: Over two days competitors in the DirtMasters will have tested their skills on the tough slopes of Ben Lomond, now is the time to celebrate.