Wanaka is a small town in Central Otago in the South Island of New Zealand, situated on the south side of Lake Wanaka.
The town is surrounded by the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, with spectacular mountains such as the Crown Range, Haast Pass, Roys Peak and Pisa Range and is close to Mount Aspiring National Park (World Heritage Area). Despite the mountainous scenery, the climate is considered to be continental, with fairly warm summers and temperatures that can reach up to 25°C/77°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls.
Grasp the opportunity to explore Wanaka and the surrounding area on a mountain bike. Immerse yourself in the cycling adventure, feel the thrill of your personal effort and cover miles and miles discovering the rare and wild beauty of the surrounding mountains, lakes, rivers and forests.
There is a great variety of trails you can choose from: the Dingle Burn Track (riding along Lake Hawea, Newcastle Track (riding along Upper Clutha River), Beacon Point (fantastic view), and many more.
Note: There is a great number of operators based in Wanaka that offer guided tours and routes, or bike rental.