A picturesque ride starting from our Queenstown base at the Hilton Jetty, connecting the countryside trail, and the beautiful Lake Hayes. From our base, work your way along the Kawarau river, across the Shotover, and loop around Lake Hayes and back to where you started.
Along the way, you’ll see the majestic mountains of the Wakatipu basin reflected in the glassy water 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.
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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.
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!
Great family adventure from Arrowtown to Bungy bridge
Great bikes, good guidance, lovely ride
Best Bike Shop
Great bikes at short notice
Fun for all
As our rides are not guided, we have included trail support so if you happen to have any issues out on the trails for example a puncture, we are only a phone call away.
We provide bikes, helmets, maps, backpacks/panniers, and full trail support.
In Arrowtown there is a free public car-park right by the shop. At the Hilton Jetty you can either use the paid parking option offered by the Hilton, or you can catch the Ferry across the lake from town or the Frankton Marina.
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.
Tel. 03 442 0556
Wakatipu Grill is Queenstown’s ultimate lakeside dining destination. Savour New Zealand culinary favourites throughout the day, while taking in the sights of glistening Lake Wakatipu with a magnificent mountain backdrop.
The Boat Shed Cafe & Bistro, located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Cycle or walk along the Frankton Track or arrive by boat to the Frankton Marina.
Our seasonal menu features the very best, locally sourced produce and we are fully licensed, offering local wines and beers.