• Bike Park Cardrona

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
  • Half day, full day, Friday night & season passes are available to fit your summer schedule & get you out on the trails as much as possible
  • Half day passes are valid from 10am-1pm / 1pm-4pm
  • 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

Getting there

  • Bike transport from Queenstown is available with Queenstown Bike Taxis
  • Cardrona sits conveniently between Queenstown & Wanaka on the scenic Cardrona Valley Road, across from the Cardrona Distillery

For more information and to make bookings for Cardrona Bike Park, please visit the Cardrona website.


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