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Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail

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Enjoy our supported half day biking experience on the majestic Queenstown Trail, biking along the stunning Arrow River Bridges Trail on this incredible half day bike tour.

Meander along the Arrow and Kawarau rivers crossing 3 suspension bridges including the Kawarau Bungy Bridge, the home of Bungy, then onto a Gibbston Winery for a relaxing wine tasting before being delivered back to your Queenstown accommodation.

Ride independently and at your own pace with Around The Basin the company who provides the reassurance of vehicle and driver support at designated points throughout your 15km off-road bike ride.
You'll start at
The Station Building
Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Arrow River
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    Kawarau Suspension Bridge
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Kawarau River
  • 3
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Ride the Arrow River Bridges with a support vehicle
  • Cover 9 miles (15 km.) of mostly flat terrain
  • See a quiet and beautiful part of Central Otago
  • Includes bike rental, transport, and a wine tasting
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your Queenstown accommodations or in town (depending on the time and season of tour), then transfer to Arrowtown to start the Arrow River Bridges bike route. You’ll be fitted with a comfortable mountain bike and get detailed instructions for the ride before setting out on a trail that follows the Arrow and Kawarau River gorges. Cross three suspension bridges as you ride, including one that’s famous for bungee jumping—pause to check out the jumpers along the way. Every 3 miles (5 km.), the support vehicle will meet the Arrow River Bridges trail so you can stock up on water or rest your legs.

The Arrow River Bridges ride concludes in the Gibbston Valley, called the “valley of the vines” for a landscape of lush, rolling vineyards. Toast the end of your ride with a wine tasting, then return to Queenstown in the support vehicle.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The Station Building Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Latest model hardtail mountain bike and helmet
  • Central Queenstown hotel/motel pick ups on morning tour
  • Vehicle support at designated points throughout your ride
  • Knowledgeable local support driver meeting you enroute
  • Water
  • Wine tasting
  • Detailed trail map
  • Hotel pickup not available for summer afternoon tours.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Advisable to wear appropriate sports shoes
  • Advisable to wear appropriate active wear
  • Approximate biking time is 2 hours
  • As you bike, your driver will move the support vehicle along the trail to support points
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Electric-bike Upgrades available by prior request directly with operator
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
What an incredible experience. Maybe my family’s favorite in Queenstown. Incredibly scenic ride. We did the Bridge ride. The eBikes make the ride about the scenery. The entire staff was very accommodating. We visited on the busiest week of the year and we had a scheduling
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Response from AroundTheBasin, Manager at Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the amazing review! I'm glad we could get it all to work in with your schedule.
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We were picked up on time at the designated location. Our guide Jason was friendly, informative and knowledgeable. He drove us to the drop off point, explained our route and that he would be at points along the way in case we wanted a lift or to make sure we didn’t get lost. My
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Response from Around The Basi... A, Manager at Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail
Responded 01 Nov 2019
Great to hear, thank you David, we will be sure to pass this feedback to Jase. Having vehicle support on the Bike The Bridges Tour really does make it a carefree experience.
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Had a great half day doing this beautiful bike ride. Starting in Arrowtown we mainly followed the river finishing at Gibbston Valley for a wine tasting and sampling some of the delicious cheeses. Hamish was our guide and driver and was first class. Good fun, informative and
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Response from atbqueenstown_nz, Manager at Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail
Responded 17 May 2019
Thanks Martin - it was great to have you guys out on our Bike The Bridges half day Supported Tour. Cheers the Around The Basin Team.
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the trails were very prefty, and super fun to ride across swing bridges. that said, i would hesitate to recommend the half day tour / team. the “included wine tasting” in gibbston valley at the end was only worth $5 which cheaped out the whole experience (seriously? for a $135
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Response from atbqueenstown_nz, Owner at Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail
Responded 04 Jan 2019
Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us wanderingggg. We do offer self-guided options at a lesser price point, but you chose a supported tour option giving the re-assurance of vehicle and guide/drive support at designated points along the trail which comes at a higher price point. Any jokes our drivers may make are certainly not racist - that may have been your own interpretation - apologies if you took offence.
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Fabulous day out! We took the shuttle to Arrowtown, rode to Gibbston Tavern and were picked up by Leif the driver. We took the half day tour. We started with coffee in Arrowtown and continued on the ride on ebikes. The ride is doable for average fitness rider on a regular
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Response from Lisa C, Front Office Manager at Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail
Responded 25 Nov 2018
Thanks Heidi - we look forward to seeing you again sometime :)
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About the operator
By: Around The Basin Bike Tours
319 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Sandringham, New Zealand
Must Do
Absolute banger of a day. The trip itself is fantastic, but the staff at Around the Basin are top drawer. I
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Morgan K
Perth, Australia
We (family of five) did the full day self guided Arrowtowwn to Queenstown ride and the scenary was great, ride was
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Cairns Region, Australia
Professional and fun
We had an outstanding day our on the electric bikes from Arrowtown through the wineries. As much as we enjoyed the
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Excellent bike ride!
Around the basin was a wonderful bike rental company. They gave great instructions on how to use the bikes and
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St Albans, United Kingdom
Good service and very accommodating
Went for the half day self guided tour and the company was very caring and they had people along the ride to check
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Great bike ride
We did the full day wine trail from Arrowtown. We didn’t bother with a guide and it wasn’t needed. The team were
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Singapore, Singapore
Cycling tour
Cycling tour was quite easy for us (30s) but for our parents(50s), they had some problems. We rented the electric
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New York City, New York
Amazing bike tour
What an incredible experience. Maybe my family’s favorite in Queenstown. Incredibly scenic ride. We did the
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Mckenzie McNicol Xmas
Great service and Hamish the driver was a top bloke. Good chat and great detail on the how to of the tour. Highly
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Such an epic adventure
What a blast it was to ride with Around the Basin! My friend and I hired e-bikes and did the arrowtown to
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Grand Cayman
Wonderful day
I booked the bridges bike trip with a stop at at a winery and a pub at the end of the trip. I rented an E-bike
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Full day Basin Explorer
Friendly and courteous staff who really try to make sure you have a great time. Well supported along the way to
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Sydney, Australia
Bike ride with six year old
This was hands down one of my favourite things I did in Queenstown. I did the trip arrowstown to Gibbston with my
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Awesome experience for Queenstown!
I had the best time riding the e-bikes! What a great way to experience Queenstown with ease but still be amoungst
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Bike hire only
My husband an i recently hired two Ebikes for a day to ride around the Queenstown trail. Hywl was very helpful
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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