The Ultimate Lake Dunstan Bike Hire And Boat Experience

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Cromwell, NZ
5 (53)
Cromwell, NZ
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Experience the ultimate adventure on the Lake Dunstan Bike Hire and Boat Experience. This incredible trail takes you alongside the stunning Lake Dunstan, offering breathtaking views and a chance to immerse yourself in the area's rich history. Marvel at the engineering marvels of the trail, including the Hugo Suspension Bridge and 450m of clip-ons attached to the rockface. Along the way, information boards provide insight into the gold rush and the construction of NZ's largest dam. After your bike ride, hop on the Dunstan Explorer Boat to explore hidden areas of the trail. With luxury shuttles included and a fleet of brand new bikes, this self-guided adventure is perfect for fit cyclists and families alike. Choose the e-bike option for an easier ride and enjoy stops at Carrick Winery, Burger Afloat, and historic Clyde. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Suitable for 2-11 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Cycle one of NZ's Great Ride Routes
  • Stunning views and scenery along the trail
  • Explore areas of the trail on the Dunstan Explorer Boat
  • Great places to stop and enjoy, including wineries and restaurants
  • Perfect trip for family and friends
  • Bike Lock, Puncture Repair Kit and Pump
  • Dunstan Explorer Boat Experience
  • 8L Topeak Rear Trunk Bag (replaces need for a rucksack)
  • Helmet - Specialized Camber with MIPs Protection
  • Safety Briefing
  • Executive Shuttles - To Start and To Boat
  • Hire of bike
  • Lunch
  • Rider Insurance

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The Ultimate Lake Dunstan Bike Hire and Boat Experience is a thrilling adventure that combines the beauty of nature with the excitement of cycling and boating. This incredible trail takes you alongside Lake Dunstan, offering breathtaking views and a chance to immerse yourself in the history of the area. With stunning engineering feats, such as the Hugo Suspension Bridge and clip-ons attached to the rockface, the trail is a testament to human ingenuity. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking an unforgettable experience, this tour has something for everyone.

What to expect?

When you book The Ultimate Lake Dunstan Bike Hire and Boat Experience, you can expect an exhilarating journey filled with awe-inspiring landscapes and fascinating historical insights. As you cycle along the trail, you'll be treated to panoramic views of Lake Dunstan, surrounded by mountains and lush greenery. The trail's excellent surface ensures a smooth ride, while the option to choose an e-bike provides an extra boost for those seeking a more leisurely pace. Along the way, information boards will guide you through the area's rich history, from the gold rush era to the construction of New Zealand's largest dam. After completing the ride, you'll embark on the Dunstan Explorer Boat, allowing you to explore hidden gems along the lake that are inaccessible by bike. This unique combination of biking and boating promises an unforgettable adventure.

Who is this for?

The Ultimate Lake Dunstan Bike Hire and Boat Experience is designed for adventurers of all ages and fitness levels. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a casual rider, this tour caters to your needs. Families and friends can come together to enjoy the stunning scenery and create lasting memories. The option of e-bikes ensures that everyone can participate, regardless of their fitness level. The tour welcomes solo travelers as well, providing an opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and share the experience. From nature enthusiasts to history buffs, this tour appeals to a wide range of interests, making it an inclusive and accessible experience for all.

Why book this?

What sets The Ultimate Lake Dunstan Bike Hire and Boat Experience apart is the seamless combination of adventure, nature, and history. The trail offers unmatched views and an opportunity to connect with the natural beauty of Lake Dunstan. The engineering marvels along the way, such as the clip-ons and suspension bridge, add an extra layer of excitement to the ride. The Dunstan Explorer Boat experience provides a unique perspective, allowing you to discover hidden corners of the lake that would otherwise remain unseen. The tour operator is a Qualmark Gold accredited Operator, ensuring a high-quality experience with top-notch equipment, safety briefings, and executive shuttles. With convenient inclusions like bike locks, puncture repair kits, and helmets, all you need to bring is your sense of adventure. The tour also offers the chance to visit local attractions, such as Carrick Winery and historic Clyde, making it a well-rounded experience that combines adventure, relaxation, and cultural exploration.

Good to know

When booking The Ultimate Lake Dunstan Bike Hire and Boat Experience, it's good to know that this is a self-guided bike ride, allowing you to set your own pace and explore at your leisure. The trail is approximately 42km long and features a very good surface, making it suitable for both regular and e-bike riders. While riders should be 15 years and older, there is no upper age limit, with the oldest rider so far being nearly 80. The tour is designed to keep groups together, and e-bikes allow riders to choose their own assistance levels, ensuring everyone can enjoy the journey together. Along the way, you'll have opportunities to stop at iconic locations, such as Carrick Winery and Burger Afloat, and indulge in a celebratory drink in historic Clyde before returning to Cromwell. Single riders may be waitlisted, but the tour operator will make every effort to accommodate them. With all the necessary equipment provided, including helmets, bike locks, and even a rear trunk bag, your journey will be hassle-free and enjoyable.


Customers who have experienced The Ultimate Lake Dunstan Bike Hire and Boat Experience rave about the stunning views and the seamless organization of the tour. They praise the well-maintained trail surface, making the ride comfortable and enjoyable. The combination of biking and boating adds an extra layer of excitement and exploration. Travelers appreciate the informative information boards along the trail, which provide insights into the area's rich history. The e-bike option receives high praise, as it allows riders of all fitness levels to enjoy the experience together. The tour's inclusivity and accessibility make it a hit among families and groups of friends. Overall, customers are highly satisfied with the outstanding experiences delivered by the tour operator and highly recommend The Ultimate Lake Dunstan Bike Hire and Boat Experience for an unforgettable adventure.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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We did the Dunstan explorer trip, we had the best time, the views were great and also the tips and explanation of everything was perfect, thanks so much, E bikes were very comfy also, Cheers Kelly

Warwick L

James was very helpful as first contact and booking taker, and Dan provided a great service with door-to-door shuttle transfers ex Wanaka, bike set-up, ride advice and friendly chat. Bikes were excellent, and the ride itself spectacular. Enjoyable and informative boat trip with Andrew returning Clyde to Cromwell. Highly recommended.


Awesome services from Dan. We had a geat time riding to Clyde. The views were amazing along the track. This is our first time riding E-bike, Dan’s instructions on E-bike were very clear. Thanks very much.


What an adventure! We really felt well looked after by Dave and Andrew! The boat ride back was a bonus to see where we’d come and the beautiful scenery. We’ll be back again 🙏


Fantastic ride on awesome bikes. James explained everything so well. Great service. Highly recommend using this company.


This was an exceptional trip! Dan was an exceptional tour guide. Everything ran super smoothly. The trail is really something! A lot of surprises, the track along the water is amazing. The track is also a challenge. We loved the diversity of scenery, the diversity of challenges, the ease of being set up on great bikes with a great tour guide, and we really liked the boat ride back. It is an option, but the operator is so nice. He gave us a great bit of history and it was really fun to look back at the trail, the bridge crossings and take it all in. We had a great lunch in Clyde -- the whole day was just perfect, really. I highly recommend.


Super impressed with NZbiketours. Highly recommend. Great set up and service. Total professionals. Quality ebkkes and well serviced. You ride a distance from the start where they meet you and make sure the bikes are performing to standard before they let you loose.


This eas an amazing cycle. The track is really dra m atoc and having an e bike took the pain away. Really enjoyed the cycle down and boat trip back. One of the highlights of our NZ trip.


Having just completed the Alps to Ocean ride we craved for more cycling adventures. This package tour of a 40 odd km ride and boat ride back to the start was excellent. Everything was well organised and ran smoothly. The stop at the cafe/winery early in the ride was great. The ride itself was spectacular and a tad scary in sections too so you need to concentrate. The pathways over the water were cool to ride. There are a few tough sections to negotiate if you opt for no E bike. Highly recommend this tour.


Great experience with nzbiketrails today on the dunstan trail. Excellent organization. Friendly and professional service. Great guide who did everything to make this one of the best day rides yet.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-29 20:30