Wanaka: Self Guided Bike Tour from Lake Hawea to Lake Wanaka

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Activity provider: Wanaka Bike Tours

Wanaka: Self Guided Bike Tour from Lake Hawea to Lake Wanaka

Activity provider: Wanaka Bike Tours
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From US$ 57.47 per person

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Experience an amazing self-guided 30km scenic ride, the ideal way to escape the crowds and explore the beautiful landscapes around Wanaka at your own pace. Enjoy a free shuttle to Lake Hawea and finish back at Lake Wanaka.

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Duration 4 hours
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Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore the scenery of Wanaka at your own pace on a self-guided cycle tour
  • Discover 30 kilometres of stunning landscapes and scenery
  • Ride across the swing bridge and see the famous Wanaka Tree
  • Enjoy the opportunity to stop at local cafes and wineries along the way
Full description
Get the most bang for your buck as you experience the most popular of any bike trip in Wanaka. Start your journey in Wanaka Town center where you will meet the experienced team to get you fitted for your equipment and receive a comprehensive safety briefing. Then, enjoy a leisurely shuttle from downtown Wanaka to the neighboring lakeside town of Hawea. Feel free to grab a coffee from a local cafe before setting out on the Hawea River Track, an easy riverside amble set in mountainous surroundings. Pass by Albert Town, where there are a few places to grab a refreshment, before continuing along the mighty Clutha River towards its source at Lake Wanaka. A picturesque lakeside trail will lead you back to Wanaka township, where ice cream and the famous Wanaka Tree await. After arriving back to Wanaka, extend your ride with a visit to Rippon Vineyard at your leisure. This is an exceptional ride offering great value for money. Upgrade your trip to an e-bike for an easier ride.
  • Shuttle from Wanaka to Hawea
  • Latest-model mountain bike and helmet
  • Trail briefing with photos and maps
  • 30km self-guided ride
  • E-bike upgrade (if option chosen)
  • Food and drink (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meeting point outside the I-site in central Wanaka, 103 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  •  This is a self-guided bike tour
  • For children aged between 1-4 years old, a trailer attachment is required; for children aged between 5-7 years old, a tag-along attachment is required
  • Please wear active clothing and sturdy footwear
  • Please bring sunscreen, a wind breaker jacket, a cell phone, camera, water bottle, spare change (for coffee stops) and a small backpack
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Collect at a central point. We were bad with 2! With a van brought to Lake Hawea. Got a bike there (with bottle cage) and map how to cycle. After 15 km (mainly flat or down) you will arrive in Albert Town. You can eat and / or drink it there. After another 15 km of Wanaka river you will arrive in Wanaka. Nice trip, super quiet and beautiful photo moments!

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February 1, 2020

May 6, 2022

Beautiful scenery and easy riding beside the rivers from Lake Hawea to Lake Wanaka.

February 8, 2022

Product ID: 304823