The world-class Queenstown Bike Park offers the only gondola-accessed downhill mountain biking in the southern hemisphere with over 30kms of purpose built tracks.
It has been dubbed the 'Whistler of the Southern Hemisphere' by some of the biggest names in the international biking fraternity, including the royal family of biking top pro riders Dan, Gee and Rachel Atherton.
The Queenstown Bike Park is part of the Ben Lomond Recreational Reserve, managed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council, and is built on a steep pine-covered hill with spectacular scenery. It is 790 vertical metres above sea level with 500 vertical metres of uplift from the bottom to the top of the Skyline-operated gondola. The trails vary from fast bermed and groomed trails to off-camber goat tracks, rock gardens, and natural single track. Runs are graded green, blue and black for beginners, intermediates and advanced, just like ski runs.