Moonlight Track For Mountain Biking

The 26th most popular mountain bike trail in New Zealand.

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West of Queenstown, the Moonlight Track circumnavigates the Ben Lomond Forest. If starting from Queenstown, it is a 33km route.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Queenstown, head west on the rolling Glenorchy-Queenstown Road for 6pm. There is an unsigned parking area on the left for Seven Mile Recreation Preserve.

Near that parking area, start riding north up steep Moke Lake Road for 6km to Moke Lake (alternately, you could mountain bike ride west on the Seven Mile Track, then turn north on the Lake Dispute Track up to Moke Lake). From the northeast end of Moke Lake, continue through the gate on the 4WD road signed for Moonlight Track.

As the 4WD track wraps around the north side of Ben Lomond Forest, the track eventually degrades into singletrack for the rest of the way to Arthurs Point. From Arthurs Point, its a 3km descent south back into Queenstown.

Overall, Moonlight Track is the 26th most popular mountain bike trail of all 41 mountain biking rides in New Zealand. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Moonlight Track including Skippers Canyon Track, Moke Circuit, Coronet Peak Ski Area, Fernhill Loop, Ben Lomond Track and Seven Mile Recreation ReserveMacetown 4WD Road.

Moonlight Track, Queenstown (NZ)

Moonlight Track, Queenstown (NZ)

Moonlight Track, Queenstown (NZ)

Moonlight Track, Queenstown (NZ)


Local Contact(s):  Vertigo Bike Tours 0800-837-844; Gravity Action Tours 03-442-5277; Queenstown DOC 03-442-7933; Queenstown i-Site Tourism +64 3 442 4100.

Recommended Book:  "Rough Guide To New Zealand" from

Recommended Map:  "New Zealand Adventure Map" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Nov. - Apr.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Queenstown Youth Hostel (64) 3442-8413

Luxury Loding:  Sofitel Queenstown Hotel; Nugget Point, Queenstown 64-0-3-442-7273

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  -44.998772, 168.575112

Date Published:  5/21/2016

Date Updated:  7/27/2016

ID:  22079


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