Central Otago Trails

Stunning scenery meets five of the most iconic cycle trails in New Zealand. Follow impressive rivers and circle pristine lakes in the Central Otago region, whilst soaking up the colours of the season.

About this tour

The perfect tour for adventuring spirits keen to explore the varied beauty of the Southern Alps. Experience a visual feast on two wheels, whilst world-renown local food and wine opportunities provide the actual, in-your-belly feast.

Total Distance: 187km
Difficulty: Grade 2
Duration: 6 Days/ 5 Nights
Price From: $2,695 NZD pp
Start | End: Starts & finishes in Christchurch or Queenstown


This tour includes five of the most popular purpose-built cycle trails NZ has to offer: the Gibbston River Trail; Lake Hawea and Wanaka Trail; Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail; Roxburgh Gorge and the Clutha Gold Trails.

Every direction you look, an imposing mountain looms, whilst the pristine waters beckon for a quick dip.

  • Enjoy an exhilarating and informative jet boat ride in the Roxburgh Gorge
  • Explore the local arts, crafts, and cottage industries of Arrowtown, Cromwell & Clyde
  • Indulge in fresh Central Otago produce and award-winning local wines
  • Experience the spectacular Central Otago colours of each season

Tour Dates

If your preferred tour date below has been marked as ‘fully booked’, please get in touch with us. We may have cancellations, and therefore some space might become available.

5-10 Nov 2024$2695 Spaces AvailableBook now
9-14 Dec 2024$2695 Spaces AvailableBook now
18-23 Feb 2025$2695 Spaces AvailableBook now
11-16 Mar 2025$2695 Fully BookedBook now
1-6 Apr 2025$2695 Fully BookedBook now

Trail Map

This tour includes every iconic, purpose built trail in the Central Otago area. Starting with the Arrow River Bridges Trail and flowing through the Gibbston River Trail.

Next day cycling is off to the Hawea River Trail, then the Wanaka Outlet Track.

Then it’s the new Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail, the Roxburgh Gorge Trail, the Clutha Gold Trail and finally finishing with the Alexandra River Trail.


“This tour varied day by day – interesting, the scenery spectacular and fortunately for us the weather was incredibly kind. Our accommodation was comfortable, central, and our meals above average and in most cases excellent.

Our guide has to come very highly recommended, a competent cyclist giving confidence and encouragement, amiable and caring and a very responsible driver also. Loved it and feel totally refreshed and as if I have been away on an overseas trip (being a North Islander!!)”

Virginia Scobie | Taupo