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Arrowtown to Gibbston Return

Arrowtown to Gibbston Return

This trail dishes up a delicious mix of vistas and vineyards as it meanders along an easy trail from Arrowtown to Gibbston. You'll be ready for a glass of Pinot Noir in Gibbson's 'Valley of Vines', but dont forget to save some energy for the return leg.

About this Trail

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You'll find plenty of parking in Arrowtown including a large carpark just off Ramshaw Lane and another adjacent to Dudley's Cottage (accessible from Buckingham St).

This full day ride takes in two sections of the Queenstown Trail, the Arrow River Bridges Trail, connecting to the Gibbston River Trail at the AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre.

This is a return trail - Arrowtown - Gibbston - Arrowtown, however transport is readily available for you and your bikes if you decide you'd like a lift from Gibbston back to Arrowtown - get in touch with one of our Official Partners for bike hire, transport options or to book a guided tour.


This site is loaded with maps, information and advice, Here’s how to get the most out of it:

1.       Choose your trail: You’ll be spoilt for choice – so many options, so many trails. a Find trail to suit your experience and timeframes.

2.       Plan your adventure: To find local places to eat, stay and discover, check out our Official Partners directory listings. You’ll find tour operators, transport providers, cafes, wineries and activities and so much more.

3.       Download a map or the Great Rides app

4.       Watch the Queenstown Trail video

For more information on how to stay safe on your trip go here 


Here are a few important pointers to foster postive attitudes between different trail users and remember we are lucky that many local landowners have given us access to their private property.

  • Share the trail with care and use a bell
  • Keep to the left and pass on the right
  • Bikers give way to walkers
  • Stay in control so you can safely avoid other users and keep yourself safe
  • Be patient behind slower riders and pull oer where practical to let faster riders pass
  • Keep to the trail, don’t trespass on private land
  • Horses are generally not permitted on the Queenstown Trail, except for approved shared-use sections
  • Dogs should be under control at all times - check out QLDC's rules and regs around dog walking in the district here
  • Light no fires
  • Report all hazards
  • Keep streams and lakes clean
  • Bury toilet waste
  • Take your rubbish home with you
  • Protect plants and animals


Many of our Official Partners offer guided tours and shuttles to and from the start and end points of the trails - allowing you to ultimately tailor your trail experience and pick up tons of local knowledge and discover secret spots along the way!

Click here to see our Trail Directory.


Go to the Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to any questions you may have before you head out onto the trail.


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