South Island Dirt Seeker MTB Tour

Discover the South Island’s best MTB Trails

On this epic week-long MTB tour you’ll experience Mountain Biking as it should be! We’ll head up towering mountains and descend with rocky white-knuckle highs and flows. You’ll get to see some of New Zealand’s most spectacular landscapes, enjoy Southern hospitality, have the chance to heli-bike (make your friends back home jealous!) and take on the adventure playground of Queenstown plus get your fill of mountain biking.

Our expert guides will take you to the meccas of New Zealand mountain biking (Wanaka, Queenstown, Christchurch), as well as the spectacular spots that you've never heard of but you won’t be able to stop raving about!

New Zealand’s South Island offers MTB intermediates and connoisseurs mountains and trails for days! But no two mountains or MTB parks are the same: one day we’ll be riding through tussocky backcountry, the next, we’ll ascend via gondola, the next we’ll take on lakeside vistas and craggy alpine pioneer tracks. You’ll conquer mountains and your own limits!

At the end of each day of the itinerary we’ve included an example of one of our guest's ride statistics for that day – this is just a rough guide, and may include uplifts. You might decide to do more or less riding, it’s always your choice.

In the evenings on the tour you’re welcome to relax at the accommodation, rest your legs and soak in the local hot tub(s), cook in, eat out, have a beer or even some more night riding.

As the tour starts early in the morning you can opt to stay at our Christchurch accommodation the night before the tour – only having to walk downstairs on Day 1 makes for a stress free morning. Likewise, you can book an extra night in Queenstown after your tour ends.

As you build your tour online, you’ll see a few optional activities available to add – remember, none of these are compulsory. Not sure which activities to choose? No problem. Once you’ve paid a deposit and secured your seat you can add activities anytime until 45 days prior to departure.

Your Haka MTB Guide can also book activities for you while on the road. We can't guarantee availability when booking at the last minute, so if you have some must-do activities, pre-booking is a great idea. We try to fit these activities around our riding but some additional activities may clash with riding times – check with us if you're unsure.

Accommodation on tour is dorm-share, but if you like your own space you can upgrade your accommodation to a private room.

Tour highlights

Two Nights at an Alpine Lodge at Porters
Two Nights at an Alpine Lodge at Porters

Nestled at the base of the Craigieburn Range with tracks at the doorstep and a restaurant and games room inside, this is the perfect base for an alpine adventure.

Epic Heli-biking Adventure Add-On
Epic Heli-biking Adventure Add-On

In the warmer months you and your bike can take an awe-inspiring flight with 360 degree views of Queenstown and the Lake Wakatipu region then enjoy long high-country downhill.

Central Otago MTB Meccas
Central Otago MTB Meccas

Ride the spectacular gravity fuelled landscapes that are the very definition of Mountain Biking: Queenstown, Wanaka & the lesser known Alexandra trails.

What’s included?

  • Transport
  • Accommodation each night (max 6 share, upgrades available)
  • Daily breakfast each day
  • Both of your nights at Castle Hill include dinner
  • All shuttles on Queenstown Bike Park
  • Skyline Gondola Pass
  • All maps, detailed trail advice and recommendations
  • Unparalleled scenery on a mix of downhill and backcountry XC trails
  • Experienced and friendly tour guides with 2 guides for tours with 9 or more people
  • Local knowledge and history of each area you ride
  • Plus many surprise stops on the way

Available dates

Only $99 to secure your seat unless you book within 45 days of departure. Once your spot is booked, you can log in and customise your tour with any extra experiences or activities up to 45 days before departure.

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