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Mountain Biking

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

Cardrona Mountain Bike Park is open every day from December 2, 2017 – April 2, 2018! 

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 & explore our alpine playground. Lap the lifts daily from 10am – 4pm & until 8pm on Friday nights.


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 & Whitestar Express provide the uplift, accessing beginner, intermediate & advanced MTB trails 
    • McDougall's Chondola operates daily for the duration of the season
    • Whitestar Express will operate daily from December 26 – February 11. Outside of this period Whitestar Express operates Fri–Sun with vehicle shuttles from the bottom of Valley View Mon–Thurs
  • More vertical! 600 vertical metres of lift-accessed trail & 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 & plan your day on the hill!
  • FREE learner zone & 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 & 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 & 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

Meet our Cardrona hosts under the Archway at 4pm daily to ride the lower bike park trails & 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, & covers 1270m of vertical descent.

This is an epic backcountry freeride experience on private land & hosted by the Cardrona crew - just make sure it’s not your first time riding downhill, the trail is a mixture of single track & backcountry riding so some experience is essential. We also offer a shuttle service to get you back up to the Cardrona Base area for $10pp.

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