Walking and Cycling

Why not combine travelling with exercise and benefit your heart and your wallet? Walking or cycling is a great option for short journeys around the district.

There are some stunning tracks and trails in the Queenstown Lakes District. Escape into paradise on the way to work or school by bike or on foot!

Queenstown and the Wakatipu Basin

There are many world class walking and cycling trails around the Wakatipu Basin. Take a look at the below websites for more information and maps of the trails. Happy travels!

Destination Queenstown

Queenstown Trails Trust

Department of Conservation [PDF 3.4MB]



Wanaka and the Upper Clutha

Quieter and more rugged than the Wakatipu side of the hill, the Upper Clutha offers something for every trail user. From an easy commute or a bike through Sticky Forest, to a full day climbing one of the many local hills and mountains, there’s a reason so many people love the area’s tracks and trails.

Lakewanaka.co.nz [PDF 4.9MB]

Department of Conservation [PDF 2.4MB]