Te Anau Cycle Trails


Ivon Wilson Park, a 35 ha reserve planted with native trees, is located opposite the Bird Park on Te Anau’s lakefront and features an 8 km single track circuit with easy/medium and technical sections, some of which are suitable for families.



The Upukerora River Track follows Te Anau's lakefront to the 'UPark' and offers beautiful views across lake Te Anau to the Murchison Mountains and Fiordland National Park. From the mouth of the river you can either loop back via roads or return via the same lakefront route. Approximately 8.5km return and suitable for the whole family.



Te Anau’s newest trail, the Lake2Lake Cycle Trail runs alongside Lake Te Anau and the East side of the Waiau river towards Lake Manapouri. Eventually the total length to Manapouri will be 28km. The first 19km to Balloon Loop is now open. The trail is mostly 2.2-2.5m wide and is rated “Grade 2 Easy”.

This trail begins at the D.O.C. Visitor Centre on Te Anau’s lakefront and follows the lake around to the Control Gates, at the beginning of the Kepler Track – a distance of 3.7km. This section of the cycle trail offers beautiful views across Lake Te Anau with many photo opportunities and is well away from any roads. This ride is great for the whole family.

For a longer ride, continue to follow the Lake2Lake Cycle Trail to its current end point at Balloon Loop. The trail follows the scenic Waiau River and has many picnic areas.

The trail can be used in both directions or people can make a loop by returning on Golf Course Road or the Te Anau-Manapouri Highway.

A 41km loop can be created up Mt York Road and along Ramparts Road, past the lookout, returning to town via the Te Anau-Mossburn Highway.

The Te Anau Cycle Trail travels via Te Anau’s Bird Park and could also include a stop at the Trout Observatory and Ivon Wilson Park.  Don't forget to pack a picnic and allow plenty of time for photo stops! 



We hire high quality, modern Mountain Bikes, E-Bikes and Children's Bikes, perfect for use on Te Anau's beautiful cycle trails.