Black ice is present throughout the network following recent rainfall. We expect it to affect our roads for the rest of the week. Grit trucks are currently patrolling and gritting priority roads and will work through the network as they can. Updates available on our Facebook page.

Mountain Biking

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Our district has many mountain biking options available, catering to all levels of riding.


7 Mile Scenic Reserve: dual access trails for walkers and mountain biking.

Queenstown Bike Park (within the Ben Lomond Reserve): downhill trails that are accessed by riding up Skyline Road or taking the Skyline Gondola to the summit.

Gorge Road Jump Park: a freestyle BMX park with over 20 jumps, featuring intermediate and advanced options.

Jardine Park: a perfect track for beginners and youths to practice skills.

Wynyard Freestyle Terrain: this park is downhill riding only and includes man-made jumps, gaps and drops.  

Mountain bike trail guide/maps are available in local bike shops or from Skyline Gondola.


Glendhu Bay Track: a 15km distance from Waterfall Creek to the Glendhu Bay Motor Camp.  This is an average grade track with some steep gradients in places.

Hāwea River Track: a 12km distance suitable for all ages and skill levels, this riverside track links the Lake Hāwea Township to Wānaka via Albert Town.

Sticky Forest: a fun network of trails through exotic pine forest in the Wānaka township. Over 20 tracks to choose, including technical tracks for experts, and easier options for beginners.

Upper Clutha River Track: a 14km distance, this track starts at the Albert Town Bridge and winds along the Clutha River to historic Reko's Point Conservation area near Luggate. An average grade track with some hills to climb.

Lismore Jump Park: this facility includes a skills area featuring dirt tabletops and wooden features, a jump track and technical tracks for those who like it steep and tricky.