Explore Bookme forQueenstown


Bike & Transport - Lake Hawea to Lake Wanaka


Experience Wanaka’s breathtaking scenic beauty at your own pace with Wanaka Bike Tours.


  • A beautiful riverside ride surrounded by mountainous backdrops
  • Pass through the beautiful Albert Town
  • Ride along the mighty Clutha River towards its source at Lake Wanaka
  • Meet at the scenic lakeside trail and head back to Wanaka township

Take the bikes out for a self guided adventure on the most popular trails of the region.

Jump in the shuttle that will take you down the scenic roads from downtown Wanaka to the lakeside town of Hawea. You will be dropped off in Hawea where you can grab a coffee before setting off to the explore the Hawea River Track on our state of the art mountain bikes.

This fantastic 30km scenic ride is our most popular and is the perfect way to escape the crowds and experience nature at its finest. Starting at Lake Hawea, you’ll guide yourself along a grade 2 trail that follows the Hawea and Clutha rivers, exposing luscious native bushland and gorgeous scenic vistas as you travel to the Wanaka lakefront and back to Wanaka township. From here you may choose to extend your ride with a visit to Rippon Vineyard, the perfect way to end the trip!

Adult $95.00
Child $55.00 (12 years and under)

What's included

  • Shuttle from downtown Wanaka to Lake Hawea
  • Latest model mountain bike and helmet
  • Thorough trail briefing with photos and maps
  • Local knowledge on everything there is to discover along the way


  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience


  • Please meet in front of Wanaka I-SITE, 103 Ardmore St.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Please note: Minimum 4 people per trip. Singles bookings may be waitlisted.

    Want to cover more ground in less time? Upgrade to an E-Bike to cover more ground in less time - an upgrade can be purchased through the checkout for $50.00 per person.

Available Bookings from 14 Aug to 20 Aug 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sun 14 Aug
Mon 15 Aug
Tue 16 Aug
Wed 17 Aug
Thu 18 Aug
Fri 19 Aug
Sat 20 Aug

Bookings close in 5 hours...

  • Adult$85.00
  • Child$55.00

  • Adult$85.00
  • Child$55.00

  • Adult$85.00
  • Child$55.00

  • Adult$85.00
  • Child$55.00

  • Adult$85.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$55.00

  • Adult$85.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$55.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


42 reviews

Showing all 42 authenticated Bookme reviews

Mariela from New Zealand wrote on 19 December 2021

Awesome day trip

Beautiful scenery. You can take all day to do it if you want, and there are other tracks you could add on if you are fit enough. I went to John's Creek at the end of Lake Hawea, and also did part of the Deans Bank Track in Albert Town. Got dropped off at 1045am in Lake Hawea and was back by 230pm in Wanaka. I recommend this.

Share Link

Debbie from New Zealand wrote on 27 November 2021

Would recommend

Great service Bryan was very lovely and knowledgeable. We had some bike issues towards the end but was able to just call Bryan to come and help service one of the bikes so we could continue on our way.

Share Link

sallyw7 from New Zealand wrote on 10 August 2021

Fantastic service, beautiful cycle

This is a great ride. We were picked up by Mark and given all the relevant safety briefing and info re: points of interest along the track. He also showed us the recommended route due to a slip on the track and even took us to point out where we would need to leave the trail and rejoin which was super helpful. Mark had lots of interesting knowledge about Wanaka which he shared with us on the drive out to Hawea, including an excellent recommendation to stop at the fantastic French bakery in Albert Town. The cycle was beautiful, fairly flat and easy enough to be completed on a regular mountain bike. Despite the cold temps, there are some beautiful sheltered spots to stop for a photo / snack and you certainly warm up once moving! Thanks for a fantastic day, we will certainly be back when we are next in the area and would fully recommend this trip and this company to anyone considering a scenic cycle!!

Share Link

From Bike & Transport - Lake Hawea to Lake Wanaka

Thanks Sally, We are pleased you had a great day! We agree, it is a beautiful ride. Thanks Wanaka Bike Tours

wils19 from New Zealand wrote on 25 April 2021

A fabulous experience!

This was a wonderful thing to do in Wanaka. Taken by shuttle to Lake Hawea, shown the route back to Wanaka and then left to explore. Good advice given by the tour guide, and the views along the way were exceptional. The bike was great and I loved the ride!

Share Link

From Bike & Transport - Lake Hawea to Lake Wanaka

Pleased you had a great day!

jolea from New Zealand wrote on 09 April 2021

Wonderful Day

A beautiful track to ride along on an autumn's day. Booking an e-bike was an excellent decision for the 30km ride - it suited my age and fitness level. I completed this on my own as a middle-aged woman and highly recommend it to others. If I felt the track was a little narrow at times and was nervous, I just got off my bike and pushed it along. Go for it! A superb activity.

Share Link

From Bike & Transport - Lake Hawea to Lake Wanaka

Thanks for the review!


10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

Spaces Left


    Child 12 years and under

      *This option must be made together with another price type.

      Qualmark Certification

      This award identifies a business with a high level of professionalism, a keen awareness of the impact it has on the environment and a commitment to a customer centric approach.

      This award is evidence of a sophisticated tourism business that consistently exceeds visitor expectations. Their proactive leadership and management ensure the business's focus on continuously improving their economic, social and environmental performance to create genuine, constantly evolving and sustainable tourism experiences.

      This award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand. It denotes exceptional customer experiences at the heart of everything the company does. This business is leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination.

      When you see the Qualmark logo, your activity of choice is endorsed by New Zealand Tourism's official quality assurance organisation and backed by leaders in the industry. It's your trusted guide to iconic activities and experiences that are awarded for their exceptionally high level of quality, safety and sustainability.

      Sample menu


      Delete your content?

      This item will be deleted immediately. You can't undo this action.