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Mountain Bike Info

Lift-accessed mountain biking in the heart of the Southern Alps. It'll take your breath away.

The Cardrona Bike Park features a variety of lift-accessed downhill mountain bike trails for all levels of rider to enjoy. With some of the longest vertical descents in the country, come and explore our alpine playground. 

Cardrona Mountain Bike Park is open every day from December 6, 2019 – March 29, 2020 (closed Christmas Day).

Early Season Dec 6 - Dec 24
10am – 4pm (late night Fridays open till 8pm).
Mon - Thurs: McDougall's Chondola and van shuttle running daily (weather dependent).
Fri - Sun: McDougall's Chondola and Whitestar Express running daily (weather dependent).

Peak Season: December 28 – February 2
10am – 6pm (late night Fridays open till 8pm).
McDougall's Chondola and Whitestar Express running daily (weather dependent).

Late Season:  Feb 3 - Mar 29
10am – 4pm (late night Fridays open till 8pm).

McDougall's Chondola and Whitestar Express running daily (weather dependent).

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Cardrona Bike Park

If you’re looking to go mountain biking in Queenstown or Wanaka, look no further than New Zealand’s highest bike park!

  • McDougall's Chondola and Whitestar Express provide the uplift, accessing beginner, intermediate and advanced MTB trails 
    • McDougall's Chondola operates daily for the duration of the season
    • Whitestar Express will operate daily from December 28 – March 29. Outside of this period, Whitestar Express operates Fri–Sun with lower mountain vehicle shuttles Mon–Thurs (weather dependent).
  • More vertical! 600 vertical metres of lift-accessed trails and over 1270m when you take on the mighty Peak to Pub!
  • Over 25km of trails for all levels of rider from beginner through to advanced. Check out our Summer Trail Map and plan your day on the hill!
  • FREE learner zone and flow track for all levels right beside our Learner Conveyor to get your legs warm for lapping the lifts
  • Bike School private lessons to hone your skills and tour the trails with one of our experienced instructors
  • Want a break from riding? Try out Mountain Carting for some 3-wheeled dirt action!
  • There are so many options – half day, full day, Friday night and season passes to get you on the trails for as long as possible this summer. View our Mountain Bike Lift Passes and get up here!

Cardrona Peak to Pub

The Peak to Pub trail is open daily to ride the lower bike park trails and join the historical "Persecution Road". This will take you all the way down to the Cardrona Hotel... boom! The whole Cardrona Peak to Pub trail is 10km long, and covers 1270m of vertical descent. Catch the shuttle (runs twice a day) back up for more laps or pizza and a beer to end your day.

This is an epic backcountry freeride experience on private land – just make sure it’s not your first time riding downhill; the trail is a mixture of single track and backcountry riding so some experience is essential. 

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