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Around The Mountains Cycle Trail

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9 Shotover Street, Queenstown

From the urban excitement of the international destination of Queenstown to the agricultural hinterland of Southland, the Around The Mountains Cycle Trail offers an unrivalled diversity that inspires a sense of achievement and lifelong memories for any who ride it.  

The 180km, 3-5 day trail can begin with a bus trip from Queenstown down to the start of the trail in Kingston, the little township on the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu. If starting in Kingston, your ride will be completed with a cruise on board the iconic TSS Earnslaw Steamship back to Queenstown. Alternatively, the trail can also be enjoyed just as much when undertaken in the opposite direction, and it can be joined and exited in multiple places throughout the journey.

Opened in 2014, the trail is constructed on 56km of old railway line, 64km of easy new cycle trail, and 53km along back country roads. Encompassing historic townships, rural farmland, pristine waters and alpine vista views, there is a delight around every corner. Cycle alongside the Oreti and Mataura rivers, over the native tussock lands of Walter Peak and Mt Nicholas Stations, through the show stopping valleys of the Eyre Mountains and Von Valley, and explore the secluded Mavora Lakes, one of the awe-inspiring locations used in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, all as you enjoy the relaxed pace and ease of ride along the trail.

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Around The Mountains Cycle Trail
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Around The Mountains Cycle Trail

Around The Mountains Cycle Trail

Around The Mountains Cycle Trail

9 Shotover Street
Queenstown