4 hours 30 minutes to 6 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
Surrounded on all sides by spectacular countryside scenery, Queenstown has built a reputation as New Zealand’s go-to destination for outdoor adventure. On this independent tour, cruise across majestic Lake Wakatipu to Mt. Nicholas, and hop into the saddle to explore the wilderness landscapes on two wheels. Spin along peaceful country lanes at your own pace, and enjoy uninterrupted views across the beautiful Southern Alps.
Explore the countryside outside Queenstown by bike
Freedom to ride through the wilderness at your leisure
Panoramic views over the soaring peaks of the Southern Alps
On arriving at our Southern Discoveries Visitor Centre at 110 Beach Street our friendly team will fit you with your bicycle and helmet. Boarding our Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise you will enjoy a 45 minute cruise across Lake Wakatipu, journey through Bob's Cove and view flora and fauna close up with spectacular views towards Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw, the Southern Alps and Remarkables mountain range.
Disembark the vessel and join Mt Nicholas Farm Experience (optional add-on), or journey between Mt Nicholas and Walter Peak Stations (high country farms) as you cycle along a quiet country road through open farm land at your own pace. There is a small climb as you leave the Mt Nicholas woolshed, then the remote, but public, shingle road levels out and continues over easy terrain alongside the lake. Watch the landscape unfold and take in the panoramic alpine views while cycling 14 kilometres (about 1 hour 30 minutes) to Walter Peak. There is an option to add on a BBQ Lunch at Walter Peak before boarding the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw for the return cruise to Queenstown. Complimentary tea and coffee is provided on Spirit of Queenstown to Mt Nicholas High Country Farm as well as a bottle of water and cycle trail map on arrival to Mt Nicholas.
Beautiful area on the Western Shores of Lake Wakatipu. Mt Nicholas High Country Farm is one of New Zealand's largest and most beautiful working farms. Enjoy the Mt Nicholas Farm Experience (available to add on to your half day cycling trip) to learn more about what makes this Station so special and unique.
Marvel at spectacular vantage points down to Glenorchy from your scenic Queenstown Catamaran Cruise & Cycling trip. Here you'll find views Mt Earnslaw, Earnslaw Glacier, the Southern Alps and the Remarkables Mountain Ranges.