QT Essential

3 days Queenstown Sep-Apr $1,050

Embrace the fantastic MTB scene in Queenstown and experience some of the best XC and DH biking that has made it a world class biking destination.

This package will give you access to a wide selection of MTB trails and gives you best of both worlds, XC free riding and pure downhill riding.  Also included are return airport shuttles, centrally located apartments in Queenstown and premium MTB hire.

A full day is included at the world class gondola assisted Queenstown Bike Park in the heart of downtown, plus a half day of shuttles via bike taxi to some nearby DH tracks favoured by the Queenstown locals.

You also get the chance to get your pedal on at some of our awesome local XC and Freeride hubs, perfect for those who don't mind earning the turn!

See for yourself why Queenstown has become a mountain biking Mecca.

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Bike packages are available on demand for a minimum of 4 riders from September to April. Simply enter your preferred start date in the form below.

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Trip Details

Locations:

Queenstown

Activity Inclusions:

Queenstown Bike Park, 7 Mile Bike Park, Shuttles to local XC tracks, Bike taxi to local DH trails.

Other Inclusions:

3 nights twin share apartment in central Queenstown, 3 day premium MTB hire, Queenstown airport transfers.

Day One

After collecting you from Queenstown airport and getting you checked in to your accommodation, we'll collect your MTB rentals and Bike Taxi transfer you to our local favourite free ride hub, 7 Mile

This fantastic park found on the fringe of Queenstown has superb purpose built single track that is fast and flowy with plenty of berms, banked corners, features and jumps. There is one main trail to pedal to the top, which gives you access to The Hub, Eagles Nest and Dream Arena where there is an almost endless amount of excellent looping trails to ride.
7 Mile has been designed so that all trails are one way, which means you'll find yourself riding up the main access route and down single track every time.

You'll want to allow  3+  hours to experience some great riding and really appreciate 7 mile, and on the way back to Queenstown we can offer additional shuttles to more local XC and DH trail options. 

Night 1 in Queenstown Apartment

Day Two


Full day pass to the legendary Queenstown Bike Park. The QBP is located 450m above Queenstown in the Ben Lomond Reserve, and is accessed by Skyline's gondola assisted bike lift.

This epic hub features 27 world class mountain biking trails in amongst the pine trees, boasts 30km of tracks with the longest run of 6km.

There's a wide variety of awesome downhill tracks to cater for all abilities of rider, and the park incorporates great features throughout plus a dedicated jump line.

Night 2 in Queenstown Apartment

Day Three

Today includes 3 hours of awesome bike taxi shuttles to some of the best downhill trails that the area offers geared towards your experience.

A standard morning programme could be to head up to Coronet Peak ski field and access the truly awesome Rude Rock Track. This 3km+ custom built single track high above Queenstown is simply superb in all aspects. The smooth, well-maintained trail twists and turns through stunning alpine tussock and offer spectacular views into Skippers Canyon and over Lake Wakatipu and the entire basin

After a few laps here we'll descend a little lower down the mountain and sun laps on Zoot Track via the Skippers Saddle. This well known and eagerly sought out trail is a Queenstown must-do that is fast and fun and has something for all ability of riders.

Alternatively, we could opt for shuttles at the Wynyard Express DH Track which offers heaps of cool features, flowing berms and a some steep sections. At the mid-point there is the legendary Mini Dream Jump Park and access to the epic Dream Track. This is where you check out the top dogs laying it down and of course, represent yourself!

After lapping it here we head out of town and across the basin to the Remarkables DH Trail found in the foothills of the Remarkables range. This rugged and rocky 2km+ ride see's less trail maintenance and will almost certainly keep you on your toes. It's fast and fun with good variation and a great way to finish your trip.

Night 3 in Queenstown Apartment

Paradise Ziplines

The Paradise Ziplines experience offers 1000 meters of exhilarating ziplining through stunning native Red Beech forest, where you experience 8 lines zip over a pristine alpine stream and brilliant blue lagoons and chasms.

This is a perfect activity for those wanting to see some of the regions stunning scenery, get amongst the native forest and see a slot canyon otherwise inaccessible to the public. The thrill and scenery compete for your attention during the regions best ziplining experience.

 

Paradise Ziplines
Duration: 3 Hours.
Conditions: Reasonable fitness required. Minimum age 10 years old.
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Thunder Jet

This one hour trip is the ultimate jet boating adventure.  Thunder Jet delivers an exhilarating Queenstown experience of on-water thrills skimming the water at exciting speeds of up to 95kmph and loaded with 360ยบ spins!

These amazing jet boats are powered with 2 V8 engines delivering 820 horsepower and are skippered by skilled, experienced and professional drivers who'll jet you through 47km of stunning New Zealand landscapes complemented by storytelling and commentary.

 

Thunder Jet
Duration: 1 Hour.
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TSS Earnslaw Farm tour

The vintage TSS Earnslaw steamship is an icon of Queenstown and cruises between Queenstown Bay and Walter Peak Station providing magnificent views of the region from Lake Wakatipu.

Situated on picturesque south-western shores of the lake, Walter Peak High Country Farm is an idyllic place to spend a relaxing few hours. The farm tour itself is a wonderful, interactive experience, with something to keep everyone entertained and happy.
You will be greeted by our rural host upon disembarking the TSS Earnslaw, who will take you to the sheep shearing demonstration and where you will watch the remarkable skill with which the farm dogs round up sheep from the paddocks. 

You will also have time for a walking tour of the farmyard, visiting the holding pens, where you can help feed the sheep and deer and even get up close to the Scottish Highland Cattle. Then a stroll to the charming old woolshed for morning or afternoon tea. You may have time to stroll through the lakeside gardens before you re-board the TSS Earnslaw for your cruise back to Queenstown.

TSS Earnslaw Farm tour
Duration: 3 Hours & 30 mins
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Queenstown Trail MTB

Explore Queenstown by bike! 
The fantastic Queenstown Trail offers a network of dedicated bike and walking trails that connect the greater Queenstown area taking you along the spectacular shores of two iconic lakes and the banks of three famous South Island rivers.  Discover iconic Queenstown, historic Arrowtown, the vineyards of Gibbston, Lake Hayes and the beautiful Lake Wakatipu.

We'll take your biking experience and fitness into consideration and plan 2-3 sections of the Queenstown trail for you to cycle in an afternoon.  Our support service provides you with quality mountain bikes and equipment, refreshments and bike taxi shuttles to take you from one section to the next so that you have the freedom to pedal at your own pace and experience all the trail highlights.

Queenstown Trail MTB
Duration: 3 - 4 Hours
Conditions: Confident riding on non-technical hard pack dirt and gravel trails.
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