There's plenty of riding to do in Wanaka at all skill levels

Check out our trails info videos below for a brief introduction to the different rides you could do in Wanaka. There's something to suit everything from very easy cruising riding around the lake all the way through to very advanced riding up in the Forest.

If you have any questions feel free to call us or pop in to the store as our staff know every square inch of these trails back to front and would be only to happy to talk through your needs.

Click the links below to jump to the section you think might suit you best:


Family Friendly Bike Riding - The Outlet Track

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For those looking for easy going bike riding that the whole family can enjoy, check out the video below.

If you're renting we recommend you use one of the following bikes in our fleet:

Total Distance: 20km approx.

Recommended time required: Half day

Difficulty level: Easy


Enduro Bike Riding - Sticky Forest

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For those after a gravity driven adrenaline rush, Sticky Forest caters to Intermediate to Advanced level riders. It also offers some great sight seeing along the say.

If you're renting we recommend:

Total Distance: About 5 km to Sticky Forest but the ride can be as long as you like once you get there as the forest is essnetially a big labyrinth of trails to choose from.

Recommended time required: Half day or Full Day

Difficulty level: Intermediate to (very) Advanced!


Cross Country Bike Riding - Deans Bank and The Hikuwai Loop

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For those who prefer a cross country type of ride, Deans' Bank and The Hikuwai Loop provide ripping single track for intermediate level riders.

If you're renting we recommend:

Dean's Bank: 10km

Hikuwai Loop: 9 km

Recommended time required: Half day or full day

Difficulty level: Intermediate


Longer Distance Bike Riding - For the explorers and fitness freaks!

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For those looking for a longer trip or a fitness challenge there are the following rides you can do from Wanaka:

Glendhu Bay Ride along the Millenium Track

  • 30km approx
  • Very hilly but very beautiful.

Hawea Lake ride via the Hawea River Track 

  • 40km approx (20km of Hawea track + 20km of the Outlet track)
  • Nice gentle uphill for the 20km up to Hawea but a nice gentle downhill on the way back
  • Beautiful riverside scenery
  • Goes via the White Water Park

Luggate Ride via the Newcastle Track and the Clutha River Track

  • 50km approx (30km of Luggate Ride  + 20km of the Outlet track)
  • Marked on the map as a beginner ride but we think it's more like a beginner - intermediate level ride.
  • Nice scenery, low traffic ride.

If you're renting we recommend:

Recommended time required: Full Day

Difficulty level: Easy to Intermediate