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Mountain Biking

Lift-accessed mountain biking for the whole family – from first time peddlers through to hardcore downhillers!

Cardrona Mountain Bike Park is open from December 27, 2016 – April 2, 2017! From February 12 until the end of the summer season we’ll be open Fridays – Sundays.

The Cardrona Bike Park features a variety of lift-accessed downhill mountain bike trails for all types of riders to enjoy. Lap the lifts daily from 10am-4pm & until 8pm on Friday nights... there’s plenty to explore!


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!

  • Whitestar Express will operate daily to access beginner, intermediate & advanced MTB trails
  • There’s a FREE learner zone & flow track for all levels right beside our Learner Conveyor to get your legs warm for lapping the lifts
  • We offer Bike School private lessons to hone your skills & tour the trails with one of our experienced instructors
  • 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!

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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