Arrowtown has become the cycling hub of the Queenstown Trail, with many new rides radiating out from this picturesque town.





About Us

Arrowtown Bike Hire is located in the beautiful alpine village of Arrowtown, and provides mountain bike hire for recreational riders who wish to explore the historic town or ride the local trails.

With a range of wilderness trails suitable for all skill and fitness levels, riders can cross the famous Kawarau Bungy Bridge, pedal past world famous vineyards along the new Gibbston Valley Trail, or cycle and gold pan along the Arrow River. Arrowtown Bike Hire provides trail maps and an area information booklet so riders can guide themselves. Options for fully guided and vehicle supported trips can also be arranged.
Front suspension mountain bikes are available in different sizes including bikes for children. Suitable for FIT, family, group and C & I events, cycling is a fun and easy way to explore Arrowtown.
Arrowtown is quickly becoming the cycling hub of the Southern Lakes District with many new trails radiating out from this picturesque town.



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We recommend wearing appropriate outdoor clothing including items that afford sun protection. Walking shoes or boots or closed toe sandals are advisable .All prices quoted are in New Zealand dollars and include GST.

At Arrowtown Bike Hire we work on a new kind of service commitment. You trust us to deliver fantastic bikes, and we trust you to do your best to ride them! However we understand when plans must change. Therefore please read the following cancellation policy.

Any cancellation within 24 hours of rental or tour departure will be charged at full rate. Any cancellation after booking where other business has been turned away and where the rental bikes or tour could not be resold or rebooked will be charged at a cost recovery basis.

In other words, if you cancel, and we have turned down other business, we will charge you. However if we have not incurred expenses through your cancellation there will be no charge. We hope you can ride with us another time.

Should Arrowtown Bike Hire cancel a trip for any reason, a full refund of deposit and payment to Arrowtown Bike Hire will be given. If Arrowtown Bike Hire, or one of our business partners cancels a rental, or a trip or part of a trip, a refund for that activity will be given less any reasonable administration costs incurred by Arrowtown Bike Hire. Refunds may not be available where conditions or limitations are changed due to safety considerations. See risk disclosure below.

Arrowtown Bike Hire, Southern Explorer 4WD Scenic Tours and Poplar Lodge are trading names of the Adin May and Jackie Sly Partnership. Any matter arising in relation to the contract of passage between you and Arrowtown Bike Hire is governed by New Zealand Law and subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand. Parents and/or caregivers are responsible for children and young persons in their care while participating in activities with Arrowtown Bike Hire and Southern Explorer.

Arrowtown Bike Hire and Southern Explorer will endeavor to provide a safe and enjoyable platform to participate in the activities that we provide, and that our business partners provide during your tour. However Arrowtown Bike Hire and Southern Explorer can not absolutely guarantee clients safety or be held responsible for personal injury or for loss, theft or damage of or to clients and their equipment outside our New Zealand legal responsibilities before, during or after any or all of our tours.

Arrowtown Bike Hire and Southern Explorer are not in any way liable for any loss or damage from alterations or changes arising from unusual or unforeseen circumstances beyond its control, such as threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist act, industrial dispute, natural or man made disaster, fire, adverse weather, technical problems with transport or congestion at airports and ports. Arrowtown Bike Hire and Southern Explorer, its guides and business partners reserve the right to cancel or amend any trip or activity due to safety considerations. This includes the right to prohibit any clients participation in any activity or part activity if it is deemed by Arrowtown Bike Hire and Southern Explorer, or one of its representatives that that person can not participate safely due to age, ill health, physical size, mobility, poor fitness or intoxication.

Arrowtown Bike Hire and Southern Explorer and its staff follow stringent safety procedures however there still remains an element of risk. For all the above reasons it is important to follow the instructions that will be given to you from time to time by your guides. Clients are urged to take the necessary travel insurance to guard against the unexpected, and cover your self against any cancellations, loss or damage.

Hire Bikes are not available for use on the Macetown Road.

Package 1

Weekender package

2 nights accommodation at Poplar Lodge and 2 days bike hire for 2 people.

Accommodation: Self Contained Double En-suite, Private Unit. Value $440.


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Package 2

Welcome Rock Half Day Encounter

Departing from your accommodation, we drive beside scenic Lake Wakatipu to Blackmore High Country Station. Here we ride the spectacular and hand made Welcome Rock mountain bike trails. We take time to enjoy the amazing scenery with plenty of photo stops, and view the historic 'Mud Hut' and Lion water race. We are joined by Tom O'Brian, local legend, 4th generation resident and trail builder and owner to share some real local knowledge on the area.
After refreshments we head back to the madness of Queenstown.
Provided: Transport, guide, front suspension mountain bikes, helmets, refreshments.
Ride distance: 27 kilometes. Ability: Intermediate riders. Ride Time: 2-3 hours.
Price $249 per person. Min 4 people. Allow 5 hours. Depart 8am or 1pm or on demand.

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Overnight Option: $695 per person. Min 2, Max 4 people.

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Package 3

Ride and Wine with Queenstown Hotel Transfers.


This popular self guided tour starts from your Queenstown hotel, where we pick you up and drive through the spectacular countryside to Arrowtown.  Equipped with a quality bike to suit you and a map, you start this beautiful riverside ride under a canopy of spectacular Willow trees.  Crossing purpose built suspension bridges you ride through open farmland with stunning mountain views and pass breathtaking canyons until you reach the historic Kawarau Bridge, home to AJ Hackett Bungy.  A short ride then takes you to your final stop to sample some fabulous local wines.  Transport is then provided for you back to Queenstown.


Cycle distance: 14 km. Ride time: 1.5-2 hours. Departs 9am.

Price: $140. Allow 5 hours.

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