Welcome to Better By Bike

Better By Bike open for business and cant wait to see you!

Kiwi owned and operated we’d love to show Kiwis our backyard and introduce you to the Southern part of your amazing country!

This is a very unique opportunity to see and experience the South without the rest of the world! Better By Bike offers self-guided rides, with great maps and full support while on the trail, we’ll make sure you have the best day ever on a bike!

Located in Arrowtown, the heart of the Queenstown Trail Better By Bike has some amazing ride options starting at our Better By Bike base at Dudleys Cottage. Located next to the Historic Chinese Mining Village with heaps of free parking.

Ride in complete freedom making your way through some of the most stunning and photographed scenery in New Zealand – your day your way and just around every corner the view promises to take your breath away!

You are our guest, we know what you want and we love to please…

  • We have a fleet of new season 2020 bikes to choose from. 
  • We’ll make sure you’re completely kitted out before you leave with a great bike, easy to read maps and the best advice.
  • Half-day, full-day, one-way trip or return; regular bikes, electric bikes, kids bikes and tow behinds – we’ve got it all!
  • Need assistance or a ride back to base if the trail (or the wineries) proved better than anticipated?  No problem, give us a call and we’ll come and get you – we’re here for you!
  • Need a ride to Arrowtown to start your day?  We can organize a pick up from your door and drop you back if needed.
  • IT is WINTER! Please dress warm, gloves are a must!

Voted best outdoor activity provider in the Arrowtown area 8 years running on TripAdvisor – contact us today to find out why!

See you soon!!

Our Winter Rates

Standard Bike


Electric Bike


Electric Tandem

Bike Hire with Return Shuttle Queenstown To Arrowtown


Baby Seat


Where to find us

Better By Bike

Dudleys Cottage
4 Buckingham Street
0800 245 378
[email protected]


Great Bikes

We biked from Arrowtown to AJ Hackett Bridge Bungy (about 30km return). Nice route, fairly flat with some hills along the way.  Bikes well serviced, recommend this company for your day hire.

Natasha B

Great deal

Bike was like pretty well serviced. Views and trial are incredible plus you have the option of stopping at the vineries along the way and get them to pick up. Definitely recommend


Awesome Views, Great Bikes!

My wife and I rented our bikes in Arrowtown and enjoyed a ride along the river and to multiple wineries! The bikes were excellent – like new, Specialized mountain bikes and cruisers – and the staff was incredibly friendly! Big shout out to Matt for taking care of us!!


Biking from Arrowtown to Gibbston winery.

This was our second time doing the bike ride from Arrowtown to Gibbston winery hiring Bikes from Queenstown Bike Tours.

Great people to deal with good bikes all equipment needed is available and well maintained .The ride took about 2 hours with a wrong turning then we had a pick up back to Arrowtown.

This time I was in courage to go with an E-bikes so grateful when we took the wrong turning and went up a Steep climb

Lots of fun.


Choose your departure point

Departing from our main base in Arrowtown. The popular option for those wanting an amazingly scenic ride before arriving at the Gibbston wineries, Lake Hayes or Queenstown

Departing from our base at Kinross Cottages in Gibbston. A popular option if you just want to ride amongst the wineries and sample wines