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 Akarua winery for some fine wine and cuisine


One of my Queenstown highlights 100% would do it again. E bikes made the journey enjoyable and easy to take in the scenery..

Jodie L 30 April 2022

Arriving at the Tavern, knowing I could have a beer and not ride (or Drive) any further. Really appreciate the advice and help, specially from Meg. Thank you

Terry D 30 April 2022

rented bike from Queenstown . shop was shut due to cover staff off but Matt replied to my call immediately and came all the way from Arrowtown to fit me with a bike .very happy with my moustache e bike and my cycle to Gibbston valley

sheelagh j 30 April 2022

Awesome ride from the Hilton in QT to Arrowtown and back. The bikes were the best we’ve had around QT, and the service too. Meg was awesome with her care directions and the comfort and maintenance of the bikes. Next time we’re back I’d totally come back to Meg to look after us

Stephen J 31 March 2022

What a great enabler an ebike is. I have my own but we rented 3 (including one for the 9 year old) and made a full day of it. Picked up at 9 am with a full set up briefing and instructions on usage (we had one new to the ebike). Cycled out from arrowtown long the 5 bridges

Duncan P 31 March 2022

A stunning time of the year to ride from Arrowtown into the Gibbston Valley for lunch and wine tasting. Hiring the e- bikes from Better By Bike made it such a great day. Great bikes and excellent communication from Meg. Highly recommend this company.

Judith M 31 March 2022

One way e bikes from Queenstown Hilton to Gibbston. What a great bike ride. Beautiful day and scenery. Stopped by Hayes estate for caffeine before visiting Gibbston, Gibbston tavern, Cargo and then Mt Rosa... All were different and gorgeous... Picked up from Mt Rosa at end of

Belinda W 31 March 2022

Fantastic. One of the highlights of our whole trip. Lovely, helpful, friendly staff. Bikes were awesome. Scenery was incredible. Friendly alpacas on route, that you can hand feed, were a delightful bonus. Lunch at vineyard. Perfect day. Recommend.

Sarah N 31 March 2022

We hired electric bikes from the Hilton office and cycled to Arrowtown - the bikes are brilliant, it was a beautiful day out and we had a lot of fun on the trails. Amy at the Hilton office was delightful and very helpful! Cannot recommend enough!

ALGA3 28 February 2022


Do you have some questions
needing answering before you book?

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


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.


Chop Shop

Arrow Lane

Enjoy a great coffee or Bloody Mary and an amazing breakfast before you head out on the trails.



A great spot to enjoy wine and food. Bookings essential.  We choose their signature “Trust the Chef” menu with wine match, great way to try food and wine that you probably wouldn’t have thought to try.


Akarua Winery and Kitchen by Artisan

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.