Put the “mountain” back in “mountain biking” at Cardrona Bike Park! Cardrona has lift-accessed downhill mountain bike trails for beginner mountain bikers, all the way through to hardcore downhillers.
Cardrona is open daily from 10am – 4pm (8pm Fridays), from Dec 2, 2017 – Apr 2, 2018
McDougall’s Chondola will run every day of the summer season
Whitestar Express will run every Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the summer season, & every day from Dec 26 – February 11
Ride the Peak to Pub (1270m of vertical descent) every day at 4pm
Full bike rental available
The Lounge open daily to fuel up between laps
More information about Cardrona Bike Park
Explore New Zealand’s highest bike park, with more than 25km of trails across 3 wide basins. Riders spread out across the mountain – trail crowding is rare, & lift queues are almost non-existent. There are activities at Cardrona for non-bikers, including gondola rides, lift-accessed hiking, NZ’s only mountain carts & stargazing. You can bring up the whole family & there will be something to do for every member! Cardrona even offers mountain bike lessons with the Cardrona Bike School.
Things you should know
Shuttles operate daily from the bottom of Whitestar &/or Valley View throughout the week for access to the lower mountain trails
There is a FREE learner zone & bike flow track at Base to build skills before heading up the lifts
Mountain bike rentals are available on the mountain. If you want to ride some of the local trails in Queenstown or Wanaka you can also rent from the Cardrona offices at 37 Camp St, Queenstown or 20 Helwick St, Wanaka
Kids aged 5yrs & under ride for free – they just need to collect a lift pass from one of Cardrona’s offices