Where To Ride In Wanaka

Sticky Forest

Located 2km from town, Sticky Forest is made up of tight & twisty tracks and is a popular spot for when there is high winds and light rain. Originally built for 26rs, riding in the forest can take some getting used to but once you find your flow there are loads of trails to explore and learn in a very small area. Sticky Forest is managed by Bike Wanaka, if you like what you rode consider donating to help them continue their great work. 


Green – 03
Blue – 24
Black – 13
Double Black – 05

10km of Blue Trails
5km of Black Trails

Intermediate Essential Rides

Kooza, 4G

Advanced Essential Rides

Elite, Sick Boy – Sickest Boy

Special mention – Black trail GS which takes you down a steep slope that gets beaten up constantly by the elements making it an unpredictable gem of the Sticky Forest. 

Bike Glendhu

Located 13kms from town bike Glendhu is positioned on a rugged high-country station perfect for a trail riding. Arguably one of the most picturesque bike parks in the country with views over the lake and up the Motutapu & Matukituki Valleys it’s hard to keep your eyes on the trail. See the trail map here



Green – 02
Blue – 08
Black – 02
Double Black – 00


4.5km of Green Trails
10km of Blue Trails


Intermediate Essential Rides

Jairolla, Baywatch (Lower)


Special mention – The Summit is a bit of pedal on low gradient up trails but the views and long decent is more than worth the effort.


Positioned almost perfectly between Queenstown and Wanaka Cardrona is New Zealand’s only alpine bike park. Because of its unique position atop Mt Cardrona it has a shorter than usual season but don’t miss riding at Cardrona this season as it is jam packed with epic trails.   


Green – 02
Blue – 09
Black – 07
Double Black – 03


14km of Blue Trails
4.5km of Black Trails


Intermediate Essential Rides

Ridgerider, Morning Glory


Special Mention – Mile High Club is Cardrona’s news trail, chiselled into the hillside by their top notch trail builder.