An eclectic mix of cobbled alleyways, award-winning cafés and restaurants, galleries, traditional pubs and designer boutiques, Arrowtown is a perfect place to start your ride - and a destination in itself.
Arrowtown is the gateway to Mahu Whenua, New Zealand's largest privately owned park. The walking and biking trails are famous and take you through forests, beside streams and waterfalls, to the very tops of the mountains – and the network is growing all the time. In just half an hour you'll find yourself high above Arrowtown with your breath taken away with views down into the Whakatipu basin or across the mountains and valleys. Bring your walking shoes and take your pick from a huge range of tracks from gentle riverside ambles to experts-only alpine expeditions.
The network of trails is growing quickly too, and there's a option for everyone whether you're an gung-ho downhiller or haven't been on a bike in decades. Wheel along the purpose-built trail to the wineries at Gibbston or go for a spin beside the river or around Lake Hayes. Hire an e-bike to get an extra bit of energy if you need it. If you’re up for something more challenging, ride single-track from Coronet Peak all the way back to Arrowtown, explore the stunning back country Coronet Loop or head up the Arrow River to the goldmining ghost town of Macetown.