Lake Wanaka’s situation in the Southern Lakes of New Zealand gives it an unfair advantage. Soaring mountains yet trails that are well drained and rarely wet. A thriving mountain town, but with wilderness on it’s doorstep.
Mountain Biking families, enthusiasts or even professionals – we have them all and we’ve got trails to keep you happy!
Bike Wanaka Inc has been in existence since the early 90’s developing and growing Mountain Biking (MTB) in the Upper Clutha region. We have a small membership base but a active committee.
As a club, we strive to:
Our MTB trails range from beginner Cross Country (XC) to expert Downhill (DH). We have trails suitable for first time families all the way through to world class competition.
Are you new to mountain biking? Hire a bike from the operators in town and cruise around the spectacular shoreline to Beacon Point.
Take a look at our trails on the trail map page
Cross Country trails start from town and head into Sticky Forest or on to Deans Bank. Every trial is hand crafted XC perfection. Many are ridable all year round as they don't suffer NZ’s worst enemy – mud! Check out the trail maps to plan your MTB mission.
Gravity riders (Downhill or Dirt Jump) can also be entertained by the Lismore St Jump Park in town. The numerous flow trails in Sticky Forest or in summer months, the fantastic Cardrona Bike Park where world class DH runs are served by a chairlift.
Flow Mountain Bike
Australian Mountain bike magazine Flow Mountain Bikes visited Wanaka. They sampled many of the local trails and marvelled at the vistas. Check out the video for more
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Lake Wanaka Tourism & Justin Leov
New Zealander, Justin Leov is one of the world’s top MTB Enduro riders. On a beautiful summer’s day he came to ride the local XC loop at Deans Bank. This trail is a flowing and bermed beauty.
Here, Justin shows you how it can be ridden!
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Deans Bank 10 Hour Enduro
Wanaka local Oscar Hetherington, from Mount Aspiring College, put together this great clip from the 2016 Bike Wanaka Deans Bank 10hr.
One Lap, Wilfred Spearing
Another Oscar Hetherington clip - this time from Wanaka's legendary Sticky Forest. See the trails page to learn more....
Bike Wanaka Inc was formed to represent the mountain bikers of the Wanaka and Upper Clutha area. We work hard to ensure that the trail network is world class. For a small membership fee, you can join us and help us all keep on mountain biking.
What does your membership help us do?
Your fee together with funds raised from grants, events and sponsorship allows us to:
Member Terms and Conditions