“Playing up: Off-road trail cycling – a different way to explore rugged terrain”

A link to an nice article by Stephen Heard about riding the Queenstown Trail with Around The Basin, enjoy!


A Less Obvious Guide to Queenstown

One mention of Queenstown and you’ll likely think of bungy jumping, snow sports and picturesque landscapes in every possible direction. There’s so much more to New Zealand‘s adventure capital if you’re not in the market for an obvious head-first adrenaline rush and queuing all day for an Instagram-famous burger. Think: backcountry cycle trails, irresistible tacos, bustling weekend markets and endless volumes of wine. This is your less obvious guide to Queenstown… READ MORE


Biking the Bridges with Around The Basin

A great review of our Bike The Bridges Tour through the eyes of Team Wanderlust

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Biking The Wineries With Around The Basin

Irish Kiwi

A great review of our Bike The Wineries Full Day Tour by Irish Kiwi!

This girl moved to Queenstown and has been loving it!

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Irish Kiwi Blog Post

Ziptrek Flying high – an Around the Basin Partner

Hamish Fleming

Around the Basin is proud to have a strong affiliation with Ziptrek Ecotours.

We offer zip and ride packages which allow visitors to experience two of Queenstown’s most sustainable tourism activities. Fly through the trees on the Ziptrek and zoom along the trails from Arrowtown through to the Gibbston Wine Valley on your hired mountain bike, what a way to spend a day.

Check out this great article about Ziptrek and their sustainable approach to tourism in Queenstown – Sustainability at heart for high flyers.

If you wish to book a Zip and Ride package, please see our Combo Activities page – Combo Activities.

Travelettes Queenstown Blog

Toursim NZ News – Article in the Scotland on Sunday (South Island section)

Frugal Frolicker

Lindsay Buckley

A blog about the Full Day Bike the Wineries trip with Around the Basin

Queenstown Cycle Trip

Queenstown Blog Feature

Lindsay Buckley

A snapshot of Queenstown – including shots of the wineries and the Queenstown Cycle Trail, as experienced on the Bike the Wineries ride with Around the Basin

Queenstown.com blog feature

Sydney Herald Sun Marathon Story

Rob McFarland

The Queenstown Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km Run held annually on our very own Queenstown Trails. This article was written by Rob McFarland for the Sydney Herald after he competed in the Half Marathon and then came out riding the Arrow River Trail with us.


Meet the new Queenstown Bike Trail


From bike trails to wine trails and everything in between… meet the new 110+ kilometres long Queenstown Bike Trail.
The trail, one of the great rides of the New Zealand Cycleway project, was officially opened by New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key on the 18th October 2012.

The new trail is made up of existing and new trails looping around the Queenstown region. Highlights of the trail include wineries and cafes, lakeside trails, riverside trails, swing bridges and historic bridges, historic buildings, mountain views and picnic spots all with Queenstown and Arrowtown as the hub.

We tagged along with a one of the local bike tour operators on a semi-guided day trip to experience some of the best the new trail has to offer.