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Frankton Track & Kelvin Peninsula Trail

Queenstown Gardens to Kelvin Peninsula

Part of the Queenstown Trail network and the start of the 'Great Ride'. If you only have a couple of hours, then this trail is for you! It’s a relatively flat and easy ride or long-ish walk with wide trails designed for walkers and riders to share. It’s ideal for families with young children or those new to cycling!

About this Trail

  • Getting there
  • Plan and prepare
  • Trail code
  • Guided options
  • FAQ's

Getting there

Parking is available at the start of the Frankton Track either in the Queenstown Gardens or Park Street (some time limits apply) or at Jardine Park on Kelvin Peninsula. Get to Jardine Park by driving out of Quenstown towards Frankton on SH6, turning right at the first big roundabout by BP to head south. Drive over Kawarau Falls Bridge and turn right onto Kelvin Peninsula. Continue along Peninsula Road almost to the end until you see Poplar Drive on your left, Jardine Park entrance is at the top of the street. 

Transport is readily available to and from Queenstown for you and your bikes - visit our Trail Directory for a list of tour operators and bike transport

The Kelvin Peninsula Trail links to the Twin Rivers Trail at the Kawarau Falls Bridge and the optional Kelvin Peninsula Lakeside Loop and the Jack's Point Trail for those wanting a more 'off the beaten track' technical challenge. 

Plan and prepare

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

1.       Choose your ride: 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 

Trail code

Here are a few important pointers to foster positive 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 (Dogs to be on a leash at all times whilst in Queenstown Gardens)
  • Light no fires
  • Report all hazards
  • Keep streams and lakes clean
  • Bury toilet waste
  • Take your rubbish home with you
  • Protect plants and animals


Guided options

Many of our Trusted 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 Directory of Tour Operators.


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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