Where to ride
Skyline Mountain Bike Trails
The Queenstown Bike Park is right in town, and you access it by the Skyline Gondola. There is also an access road that you can ride up if you're feeling fit, or push up. To get to the top of the Gondola station takes about 45 minutes on average (or 18 mins if your Justin Leov!).
Riding wise, this is where all the best downhill riding is in town, with beautiful natural flowing single track in abundance! The new Hammy's track is the best bet to start on, 6kms of gentle radient and flowing track, one of the easiest routes down. Some of our favourites are Fernhill Loop and Ants track. Fernhill Loop is definitely a locals favourite in town, with an awesome technical root fest that never tires! Ants track is pretty much the steepest trail up there, and makes a great challenge to get down without having a tumble because your brakes usually stop working!Trail Map
Do a bit of mountain biking back home and fancy a bit more of a challenge and a workout, 7-Mile is for you! This little gem in the Queenstown mountain biking crown is an absolutely awesome area, which, although small has been extremely well utilised and you can quite easily spend hours playing around on all the different loops. There are large concise trail maps in at both entry points of the reserve and one smack bang in the middle, so you are doing something wrong if you get lost! Although it can still happen!
Recommended trails are Kachoong and Grin and Holler! Brilliant downhill sections that flow like water! A great mixture of berms, jumps and wooden log rides that will test even the most seasoned riders.
7 Mile is 6km from Queenstown towards Glenorchy, it is easy enough to ride there from town, and you can incorporate some other rides on your way there if you fancy a longer mission to do. This area was built and is maintained by Queenstown Mountain Bike Club.
Lakeside Trails - for everyone
Queenstown to Frankton or Kelvin Heights or Jacks Point: