Media Coverage

Below are some stories and reports from the media or special guests who have been out riding in Queenstown with Around The Basin.

Touring on Two Wheels – Signature Luxury Travel

Another lovely write up! Thank you to Signature Luxury Travel and Style (see page 88 – 93).

Qantas Magazine | Travel Insider

We are stoked to feature in the latest Qantas Magazine Travel Insider (see page 29).


NZ Herald – Gibbston River Wine Trail

We are stoked to have a solid mention in this NZ Herald Article. See the excerpt here:

“The easiest way to enjoy a breezy escapade is to book with a tour operator who will take care of drop-offs and pick-ups. They will also gear you up with bikes, e-bikes, and helmets, plus give you a brief with all the wineries and tips for the road.

Around the Basin offers a variety of packages and hire options to suit both holidaymakers and locals. Friendly and packed with expertise, the team will ensure you have a great time. The best part? They even pick up the wines you purchase along the way, just so you don’t have to carry them on-the-go.”

Please see the full article linked here.

Or to see our winery ride options click here.

Trails trust calls for support

Trails Trust Calls For Support

An exciting new Queenstown Trail expansion project is in the pipeline. Please show your support! All that’s needed is consent to get this tract to go ahead. The new trail will link Arrowtown to Arthurs Point and Tuckers Beach.

To enter a submission and hear more from the Queenstown Trails Trust, follow this link.

To read more on this you can see what the ODT has reported here.


“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


Ziptrek Flying high – an Around the Basin Partner

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.

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

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.