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Gibbston River Wine Trail

For those with a combined love of riding and wine!


This ride is a component of the ‘Great Ride’ – a 4-day iconic New Zealand trail ride that begins and ends in Queenstown. This portion begins at Kawarau Suspension Bridge and weaves its way alongside the Kawarau River and then continues on through the renowned wine valley of Gibbston.

Gibbston Valley Winery on

Trail Notes

This is an easy Grade 2 ride that offers stunning vistas and majestic natural scenery as well as easy access to services and even wine tastings for those so inclined. This is a good choice for those looking for something a little easier to enjoy with their families.

Starting at the Kawarau Gorge Suspension the bridge (both the gorge and the bridge are photo worthy), on this trail, you’ll wend your way alongside the Kawarau River, pedalling amongst the vines of various celebrated vineyards where you can choose to do some tastings or stop for refreshments if you choose. The trail ends at Gibbston Tavern and Community Reserve (if going one way).

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