Biking the Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough
Mountain Biking in Marlborough, NZ
Biking the Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough
Cycling through vineyards in Marlborough
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    1 of NZ's Great Rides

  • Rides for everyone

    Grades 1 to 5

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Guide

Biking

Mountain bike Marlborough’s epic high country trails and coastal ridges, road bike undulating routes at the edge of the sea, tour on long flat runs through vine-clad valleys or take the whole family biking along one of the region’s many rivers.

Marlborough boasts brilliant weather, stunning scenery and an abundance of acclaimed mountain and road trails, including a Great Ride and three Trails along the New Zealand Cycle Trail, Nga Haerenga.

This pedaller’s paradise has thrilling adventure, low key rides, and everything in-between.

  1. Recreational MTB rides
  2. Kanuka Trail
  3. Archer Track
  4. D'Urville Island
  5. Kiwi Brevet
  6. Maungatapu Track
  7. Molesworth Station
  8. Mt Patriarch & Lake Chalice
  9. Nydia Track
  10. Queen Charlotte Track
  11. Rainbow Station
  12. Victoria Domain Mountain Bike Park
  13. Waikakaho Track/Cullens Creek Walkway
  14. Wakamarina Track
  15. Whites Bay Loop Track
  16. Wither Hills Mountain Bike Park
  17. Queen Charlotte Drive
  18. Kaituna Track
  19. Conders Bend
  20. Queen Charlotte Track: Anakiwa to Mistletoe Bay
  21. Rarangi Pump Track
  22. Taylor River
  23. Wither Hills Mountain Bike Park
  24. Two Passes Loop
  25. Awatere Valley tour
  26. Port Underwood Loop
  27. Linkwater Loop
Mondo Kopua

Mondo Kopua Biking enthusiast

“The thing I love about Marlborough, which you see when you cycle it, is the diversity of the landscape. We’ve got high country like up the Awatere Valley, then the Richmond Range, the Marlborough Sounds and all the rivers. Personally I’m an open country, high country farm sort of person. I love getting up in the hills.”

My insider guide to Marlborough

Victoria Domain Mountain Bike Park

Victoria Domain in Picton is a 200 hectare reserve featuring a brilliant range of mountain bike trails from easy to advanced.

The Marina to Marina trail is an easy grade trail from Picton to Waikawa Marina.

The trail to the top of the Domain starts at Picton Marina and takes you to the top of the ridge near a water reservoir. From here you can access brilliant views over Queen Charlotte Sound, sit and watch the Cook Strait ferries come and go, and access more challenging trails taking you further along the ridge or back down on the Marina to Marina Trail.

The Trail begins only 500m from the Cook Strait ferry terminals and train station, and there is plenty of nearby accommodation in Picton and the Queen Charlotte Sound.

Planning to bike the Queen Charlotte Track? Squeeze in a ride on these brilliant Picton trails before your boat journey from Picton to Ship Cove, or once you arrive back in Picton from Anakiwa.

Grade

Beginner to Experienced

Shared Pathway Etiquette

1. Keep left.
2. Cyclists should let pedestrians know when they are approaching by politely calling out or ringing a bell when approaching from behind.
3. Cyclists should pass on the right, when possible – unless the pedestrians are on the right in which case pass them in the safest way possible.
4. Cyclists should ride defensively and cycle at a speed that does not put others at risk.

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