The Queenstown Trail

New Zealand’s Most Popular Great Ride – Ngā Haerenga

“Come and experience the full grandeur of Queenstown and journey along 140 km of trails alongside awe-inspiring alpine vistas, crystal clear lakes, stunning river gorges, and hidden ruins. Combine your active adventure with world-class accommodation, food and wine for an experience you will savour forever.” Queenstown Trails Trust

Overview of the Queenstown Trail: A Video Fly Through

This stunning, short video gives an overview of the Queenstown Trail. Extensive and scenic, this 140 km trail meanders around the Whakatipu Basin, connecting Queenstown with Arrowtown and the Gibbston wine region. The trail is predominantly Grade 2 mountain biking, suitable for all riding abilities.


Queenstown is quickly becoming renowned as one the world’s premier biking destinations. Discover a completely different view around every corner.

Our Map of the Queenstown Trail

Around The Basin are proud to offer the most detailed print map of the Queenstown Trail network. It is provided free to all of our customers, as well as many of the booking agents and hotels around the Queenstown region. Navigating the trail is a breeze with this map in your pocket: all trails are colour coded to the actual signage you will see as you ride. Pop into our shop and grab your free map today, or view a digital copy here.

For online navigation, follow this link to see where you are in real time on the trail via the NZ Transport Agency.