Wanaka is arguably the best and most scenic mountain biking destination in New Zealand. Experience the adrenalin rush, the wind in your face, down N.Z.'s highest mountain biking tracks.
4 Days / 3 Nights
Day 1 Arrive Wanaka
Arrive at Minaret Lodge and check in.
Mid afternoon, commence a bike ride from the Lodge to the lake and around to Bremner Bay, a picturesque spot popular for swimming. Bike along the lakeshore on the Beacon Point Walk, passing some of Wanaka's finest homes to Penrith Beach with great views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Continue along the Outlet Track to where the Clutha River commences its journey to the coast. Follow the magnificent and pristine Clutha River to Albertown, then return through to Wanaka and the Lodge
(duration 1.5 hours)
Day 2 Wanaka - Glendhu Bay
We drive to Glendhu Bay to commence our ride which takes us along the lakefront around Damper Bay . Stunning scenery , some gentle- challenging climbs . Bike past Waterfall Creek and Rippon Vineyard around the lake to Wanaka . Duration 2 hours.
This afternoon commence the Clutha River Track from Albertown . The track starts at Albert Town Bridge and winds along the Clutha River/Mata-Au to historic Reko’s Point Conservation Area. A trackside feature is the network of century-old gold mining workings.The trail ends at the historic Luggate Pub , time for refreshments before we collect you and return to the lodge . Duration 2 hours
Grade: Average, some steep gradients in places
Day 3 Mt Aspiring or Hawea Dingleburn
A choice of rides today. Either drive into Mt Aspiring National Park and take a 3-4 hour ride to the Mt Aspiring Hut -breathtaking scenery .
Or drive to the eastern shores of Lake Hawea and enjoy a spectacular ride around the cliffs to Dingleburn station .
Day 4 Depart Wanaka
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the Lodge, check out later this morning.
Nov 12- Mar 13 : $895 per person ($650 singe supplement)
Apr 13- Oct 13 : $795 per person ($600 single supplement)
Accommodation for 3 nights, breakfast & canapes daily, 2 picnic lunches, transportation & guide on day rides.
All prices expressed in NZ$.
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