Biking the Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough
Mountain Biking in Marlborough, NZ
Biking the Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough
Cycling through vineyards in Marlborough
  • Mountain Biking

    1 of NZ's Great Rides

  • Rides for everyone

    Grades 1 to 5

  • Cycling the vines

    30+ cellar doors

  • NZ Cycle Trails

    3 of the best



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.

Wakamarina Track

"Who knew that a 4min ride in that 'Squirrel' would deliver us to the most fun Enduro stage I've ever had the pleasure of racing."
- Adam Craig, international pro mountain biker, NZ Enduro

Described as one of New Zealand's and the world's greatest natural mountain bike trails, The Wakamarina is one to be reckoned with.

Be prepared for fantastic downhills and some seriously tough climbs. But it's oh so worth it.

To get there, drive to Onamalutu Reserve on the Northbank Road, which runs along the edge of the Wairau River.

A climb through the Mt Richmond Forest Park takes you up to Fosters Clearing, where there is a DOC hut then down to the Wakamarina Valley, via Devils Hut, to Butcher's Flat, near Canvastown on SH6.

A popular option to get your group to Fosters Clearing is to charter a helicopter to take you from Butchers Flat, then bike back to where you began.




1-2 days, 45km

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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