Queenstown Trail

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Queenstown Trail
4.5
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The 120km+ Queenstown cycling and walking trail is a world-class experience. A bike ride, walk or cycling tour through the greater Queenstown area takes you along the spectacular shores of two iconic lakes and the banks of three famous South Island rivers. Discover historic Arrowtown, the vineyards of Gibbston and beautiful Lake Wakatipu - all at your own pace!
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Albywon
Sydney, Australia11,550 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Solo
Today I walked the section from Queenstown Gardens to Frankston Campground. It’s a wide flat trail suited to all fitness levels. Trail is share with runners and Mountain Bikes.
Nice view of the lake and mostly away from the Main Road so it is quite peaceful.
A pleasant walk
Written 26 November 2021
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Darkwind
Auckland, New Zealand88 contributions
Jun. 2021
I walked from Queenstown to Frankton and back along the trail. It has the advantage of being pretty flat and, because it is at the level of the lake, it's often sheltered from the worst of the wind. Some nice views of the lake and the surrounding scenery - as well as some sneak previews of the amazing properties along the lakeside.
Written 3 July 2021
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Bec
Birmingham, UK360 contributions
Feb. 2021
I have both walked and cycled on sections of the Queenstown Trail. The scenery from the trail is absolutely stunning, and the paths are very well maintained. Being a walker there is some cyclist traffic so you have to look out, but etiquette from both parties is usually very good and the path can be shared. Being a cyclist - remember to watch out for walkers, and also other cyclists around corners. Some parts can be narrow (from Frankton towards the golf course) so remember that there will be others on the path too. It's best to have a bell so you can ring before going around a tight corner.
I would definitely recommend doing a part of the trail either on foot or bike on a visit to Queenstown. My particular favourite which I did quite a few times was the ride from Queenstown to Frankton, where you can paddle your feet in the shallows of the crystal clear lake before heading back. A stop at the Boatshed cafe is always nice too.
Written 31 March 2021
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kestonr2018
Wellington, New Zealand199 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Solo
I walked the Queenstown trail from Queenstown beach to the Kawarau Falls. I would echo all the comments on here from many others. Even walking in sections the trail is fantastic. Looking forward to the rain stopping tomorrow so we can ride the Arrowtown Bridges trail to Gibston.
Written 6 January 2021
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cybertrav
New Zealand509 contributions
Nov. 2020
This is our second time on the trails, this time with our e-bikes which made it so much more enjoyable and, given that we are not seriously bike-fit, enabled us to tackle the Grade 3 trails which had some rather steep uphill sections. Would never have got up them otherwise! There is so much variety over the entire trail and I could happily do each section many times over. We will be back!
Written 4 December 2020
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Jane W
Auckland, New Zealand161 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Couples
After a big night out we decided to grab a couple of bikes and set off along the river from Arrowtown all the way to Kawerau Bridge (50kms return trip). Views are stunning and if you are not an accomplished rider get your self an ebike!
Written 4 October 2020
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thetraveller99
Auckland, New Zealand92 contributions
Aug. 2020
We got bikes and traveled from Arrowtown to the Gibbston Valley and back. The trails were well marked and criss crossing the rivers was an added bonus.
Written 4 August 2020
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Neil B
Auckland, New Zealand1,020 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Couples
The Queenstown Trail is actually quite a large trail network with many options. We had a couple of hours to spare before heading to the airport, so walked part of the Queenstown Gardens to Frankton Marina leg.

A very nice wide trail that follows the lake edge. Great views across the lake to the mountains on the other side.
Written 10 July 2020
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lisak12
Washington DC255 contributions
May 2020
My husband and I got "stuck" in Queenstown due to the coronavirus, and I swear this trail is what kept us sane. The ability to head out in either direction for as long as we wanted with the gorgeous lake views, trees, tuis, fantails...it was heaven. And it is not overly crowded considering how gorgeous it is. Love the ability to walk through nature into town and back...and to the beautiful gardens, the marina, etc. Just wow.
Written 14 May 2020
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Kathy
573 contributions
Jan. 2020
We rode the Queenstown Cycle Trail from Arrowtown to the Gibbston Valley, following the Arrow River across suspension bridges, through open farmland with stunning mountain views, past canyons with gorgeous turquoise blue water, to the historic Kawarau Bridge, the original bungy bridge. We continued on to the Gibbston Valley, following the Kawarau River to the heart of the wine making country. The trail was easy, even for two 70-year old senior citizens! We will definitely do it again. It was a fantastic ride!
Written 28 April 2020
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