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Level: Beginner
Length: 61 mi (98.2 km)
Surface: 4x4 Trail
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 2 riders

Mountain Biking Mavora Lakes

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#148 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#8,124 in the world

This is an overnight camping ride on gravel roads to the remote and beautiful Mavora Lakes with a crossing of Lake Wakitipu on the historic steamboat Earnslaw.

One of Queenstown's most interesting outings is to go to Walter Peak Station on the grand old lady of the lake, the steamboat Earnslaw. At Walter Peak Station there's a kind of farm-circus for the tourists which is well worth a look.

Riders can take their bikes on the boat and from the jetty at Walter Peak Station it's a 53 km ride to the Mavora Lakes with gorgeous scenery all the way. You can camp overnight or longer at the lakes or even bike on further to some huts. Next day (or next week!) you can ride back to the steamboat and Queenstown or on to Te Anau which is a little over 60km away.

First added by Jim Cummings on Apr 9, 2015. Last updated Apr 24, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Jump on the steamboat, Earnslaw, at the jetty in downtown Queenstown. It will take you across the lake to the Walter Peak jetty where you start riding.
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  • Jim Cummings

    For the fat tyre tourists this is a majestic, quite back country ride on farm roads to remote lakes with awesome scenery all the way.

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