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Our Favourite Biking Track in Wanaka

We welcome couples, families and groups to stay at a range of 4* accommodation in Wanaka. We love to recommend biking to our self-catering accommodation guests as we find that it is suitable for everyone. This is our favourite Wanaka biking track.

The Waterfall Creek Track

One of our guests’ favourite is the the Waterfall Creek Track. It is both flat and comfortable for riders of any level. This track takes you around the lakefront, travelling west and past the iconic Wanaka tree – the perfect photo opportunity. You then pass the Edgewater Resort, where you can take a quick break for a first class coffee and one of their famous scones. Refuelled, you can progress onto Waterfall Creek itself. This is a natural water flow into the lake and also a chance to take in the breath-taking scenery. With Ruby island in front of you and the Harris Mountains in the back you will take in the full grandeur of the lake and the Southern Alps mountains.

It is likely that along this lakeside Wanaka biking track you will come across other cyclists, walkers and runners too. You may also see mums with prams and small children all enjoying the leisurely pace. Both Wanaka locals & visitors enjoy getting off road onto one of the amazing array of tracks and trails.

As you turn around and head back towards Wanaka don’t forget to take a detour to visit Wanaka Station Park. This is the original settlement for Historic Wanaka Station Farm. View the remnants of the original 120 year old garden where the iconic farm homestead once stood. The original oak trees and rhododendrons are still present.  It is now a place that many locals refer to as their botanical gardens. There are also ample facilities for picnics and outdoor activities. You may see an outdoor yoga session underway or children running and playing – all just a stones throw from the centre of Wanaka.  

We all enjoying getting out an about on bikes and find it a suitable Wanaka activity for all ages, even those not accustomed to cycling! A gentle meander on an e-bike around the lake is a beautiful way to enjoy the fresh air. Coupled with a stay in one of our luxurious apartments in Wanaka you will return home refreshed & rejuvenated!

Bike Hire & Wanaka Track Apps

With amazing local rental companies, we can prearrange mountain bikes or ebikes with everything from baby seats to trailers to suit your needs.  We have over 750kms of Wanaka bike tracks and interconnecting trails surrounding Wanaka that are constantly growing.  If you download the Wanaka Track Guide App on your iphone or from the google play store you will find an array of tracks and trails to suit any fitness level or point of interest to plan your adventures in advance. 

If you would like further recommendations on the best Wanaka bike tracks, or help arranging a day trip while staying in one of our Wanaka holiday houses, simply contact our team on



Our Favourite Biking Track in Wanaka