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Lake Hayes Loop via Milbrook

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A picturesque ride connecting Arrowtown, the countryside trail, and the beautiful Lake Hayes. Starting at our Arrowtown Base Dudley’s Cottage, work your way through Millbrook, down Christine’s hill, then loop around Lake Hayes and back to Arrowtown where you started.

Along the way you’ll see majestic mountains reflected in the glassy lake and the earthy tones of the landscape. This ride offers a million and one “Kodak moments”. In the summertime take a picnic and your togs for a dip in the lake, or pop into Amisfield or Mora Wines & Artisan Kitchen for some fine wine and cuisine.

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Must Do in Queenstown/Arrowtown

5.0

What an experience! My fiancé and I did the Gibbston trail to the wineries and it was incredible. Takes about 90 minutes each way or so to complete the trail but it is well worth it. Stunning views of the landscape and rivers. The bridge crossings are hold your breath exciting and the course is easy to follow along. Absolutely would do this again and recommend to all who travel to Queenstown/Arrowrown.

Nicholas R 28 April 2023
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Fantastic Cycling experience in Arrowtown

5.0

We were extremely lucky to just arrive at Better by Bike in Arrowtown and pick up the last two ebikes for a ride out to the Vineyards and back. Having never ridden one of these modern mountain bikes I really enjoyed the ability to zoom up along in "TURBO" setting engaging the warp drive to get up really steep hills! The experience of cycling on a safe pathway , surrounded by mountains and falling leaves was fantastic. The 20 KM out to the Gibbston valley took us all of the two hours promised and more, as we stopped at every corner to take pictures of the beautiful countryside. Having already visited most of the Wineries in the valley we opted to ride the dangerous-looking Chard vineyard road. It was great...so easy on the ebike and the exhilarating cycle around steep drop corners was fantastic. Then the wine at the end of the two-kilometer road was even better. The return cycle seemed to be twice as fast as the outgoing one, probably due to less photography happening. All in all a wonderful experience. Thanks to Meg at Better by bike for all her help! I cannot recommend this experience enough as it was fantastic. OK, you have to put in a bit of effort but the reward was worth it!

Kit 22 April 2023
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Great family adventure from Arrowtown to Bungy bridge

5.0

Great family adventure from Arrowtown to Bungy bridge

Heather T 6 April 2023
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Great bikes, good guidance, lovely ride

5.0

Great bikes, good guidance, lovely ride

Mark H 27 March 2023
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Great service

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Great service

R&P 25 March 2023
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Best Bike Shop

5.0

Best Bike Shop

Gary 16 March 2023
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Great Experience

5.0

Great Experience

Jacky C 14 March 2023
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Great bikes at short notice

5.0

Great bikes at short notice

Joanne S 8 March 2023
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Fun for all

5.0

Fun for all

Julie-Anne C 5 March 2023

FAQs

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What is included in the bike hire?

We provide bikes, helmets, maps, backpacks/panniers, and full trail support.

What happens if I want to cancel my booking?

Our 24 hour cancellation policy allows for great flexibility when planning your trip. If you contact us at least 24 hours before your booking date we can transfer to a new date at no cost, or cancel your booking for a full refund. 

In cases of inclement weather (very rare) we will make a call on the day whether it is acceptable riding conditions or not. If the ride can not go ahead we will try to reschedule or refund the trip.

Food & Drink Venues on Lake Hayes Loop via Milbrook

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The Dishery – Dudley’s Cottage

We are based here at Dudley’s Cottage and our neighbours at The Dishery certainly know how to make a good coffee. This is a great spot for a light breakfast or lunch, gold panning and souvenirs made in NZ.

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Slow Cuts

46-50 Buckingham Street

Without a doubt our favourite burgers are made here. We recommend the Jack ‘n’ Yack (secret burger not on the menu) and smashed potatoes.

Bookings essential

Tel. 03 442 0066

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Amisfield

Amisfield is a fantastic location to enjoy fine wine and food. We choose their signature “Trust the Chef” menu with wine match, as it’s a great way to try food and wine that you probably wouldn’t have thought to try.

Bookings essential

Tel. 03 442 0556

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Mora Wines & Artisan Kitchen

265 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Road

Our favourite around the Lake Hayes ride. Great wine and food. Enjoy the beautiful garden setting and the historic cottage. You can’t go wrong.

Better By Bike Arrowtown
4 Buckingham Street
Arrowtown
Otago
9302

027 724 5378
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Better By Bike Queenstown
79 Peninsula Road
Queenstown
Otago
9300

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