Cycle Trails

Te Anau Lakefront Trails

Grade 1 easy trails perfect for family rides, children, and those wanting a short ride and to explore our beautiful town.

Grade

Duration

Best time to ride

The Lakefront trails are great to explore year round. Please be respectful of walkers on the lakefront.

Best ridden on a calm clear day.

Parts of the lakefront are exposed to prevailing winds. It may be difficult riding in high winds.

Grade 1 easy trails perfect for family rides, children, and those wanting a short ride and to explore our beautiful town.

Trail Tips

Here’s some of our top tips to help you enjoy your time out on the trails. 

If you want help with itineraries, bike hire, transport or accommodation we can help. 

Make sure your bike is in top condition for the trails. If you need a tune up, come see us at our Bike Workshop in Te Anau, or hire a bike for the day.

  • Day bag
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen + insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Windbreaker jacket

Once you are in Te Anau, the lake is easy to find. We have maps to help guide you and we can help suggest the best direction to explore and what you will see along the way.

  • Explore the native bird sanctuary
  • Enjoy the easy trails of the Te Anau Lakefront
  • ideal for kids with only one light hill on the whole of the lakefront trail
  • Great for a quick ride if your looking for a short, easy bike ride
  • Crystal clear waters of Lake Te Anau
  • Control gates lookout at the start of the Waiau River
  • Beautiful Lake Te Anau

Te Anau is the perfect base to explore many of the areas trails. There are lots of accommodation options, for all budgets – talk to us about the best place to stay for your trip.

Tours in the area

A vehicle assisted tour exploring the remote section of the Around the Mountains trail.

Full Day

Easy / Intermediate

from $179pp

4 day tour of Around the Mountains with a day on the Lake 2 Lake trail

4 Days

Easy

from $1,199pp incl bike hire

An epic adventure through the mountains of Fiordland National Park, finishing on a remote arm of Lake Manapouri.

up to 7 hours

Intermediate

from $179pp

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