Perenuka Mountain Bike Park

Mountain Biking & Cycling

Home to untouched forests, fertile farmlands and rugged coastlines, Southland's dramatic landscapes offer the perfect setting for your next cycling holiday. If you are after epic ‘Welcome Rock’ mountain biking trails, chilled electric bike tours, family-friendly rides or some laps around New Zealand's first-ever indoor cycling Velodrome, Southland has something for you. Cycling is a great way to sample Southland's rich natural heritage, exploring mountains, forests, lakes, rivers, sandy beaches and rocky shorelines. So, bring your bike or rent one while you're here and get exploring!


Mountain Biking Itineraries

You won't want to miss...

When planning your Mountain Bike or Cycling adventure, make sure you check out these iconic and unmissable events!

MLT Moonshine Trail

There’s a little bit of magic waiting for you at the MLT Moonshine Trail. Grab the running shoes or mountainbike and take to the saddle for the day.

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Wairaurahiri Jet
Wairaurahiri Jet © Martin Sliva

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Activities & Tours

There is nothing like a personalised story or interactive experience to bring skills, history and landscapes to life. Enrich your southern adventure with one of our tours and experiences for a deeper dive… Read More

Walking on Swing Bridge, Mavora Lakes
Mavora Lakes, Northern Southland © Chris Mclennan

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Walking & Cycling

In Southland, there is an abundance of walking trails for the hiking-inclined traveller, be it short, day or multi-day walks. All these walks let you sample the region's rich natural heritage, exploring… Read More

Camping on Gertrude Saddle
Gertrude Saddle, Fiordland © Liz Carlson

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Outdoor Adventures

Whether the coast battered by the great southern ocean, fiords carved by ancient glaciers or the mountains and plateaus shaped by the weather and its local inhabitants, Murihiku Southland reveals some… Read More

Farm Animals - Southland, New Zealand
Air New Zealand

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Known for its warm ‘small community’ feel, rural Southland is famous for genuine hospitality, hearty meals, entrepreneurial spirit, and stunning natural landscapes. With experiences ranging from… Read More

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