Queenstown, South Island

Charegeabout family

Chargeabout – electric mountain bike hire right on the Queenstown Cycle Trail!

Chargeabout electric bikes for a family day out!

Kawarau Bridge Queenstown

Chargeabout Electric Bikes Queenstown

Chargeabout Electric Bikes Queenstown

Charge About :: Electric Mountain Bikes

Electric mountain bike hire and rental

Go further and see more with this genius way to explore Queenstown!
There's over 100 kms of world-class trails to explore and Chargeabout is the perfect way to keep everyone in the family happy and riding together at the same pace. Our electric-assist mountain bikes look just like a normal bike, but wait till you feel the extra power to get you up hills! There are battery top-up locations along the way so you can Chargeabout all day! Bikes for ages 12 years+ and for younger riders try our child seat attachment or double seat trailer.  Find us right on the cycle trail!

Half day hire from Adult $75, Child (under 16) $55
Full day hire from Adult $95, Child (under 16) $75

How they Work

We have one of the world’s most reliable, efficient and easy-to-ride electric bikes available and we're conveniently located right on the Queenstown Cycle Trail.
They feature the clever Bosch eBike system which allows you to power along with as much or as little effort as you wish. Just apply any amount of pressure to the pedals and the small motor promptly starts assisting you up hills and all-about and stops assisting the split second you stop pedalling (you can set the mode depending on terrain and how much or little pedalling you want to do.)  The result is a bike that is simple and fun to ride, and a family group where everyone can stay together!

Never been Mountain biking?

If you thought mountain biking might be challenging, our very capable electric mountain bikes will have you smiling as you breeze up and down the beautiful Queenstown trails.

Family Extras

We offer family packages, so please contact us with your requirements. We have accessories such as half-bikes, child seat attachments and double seat trailers.

More family stuff:

We love to get families out riding! Our smallest bikes are suitable for children at least 135cm / 4’4in tall and with confident riding skills. (We have a discount rate for children 16 years or younger)

For smaller children, there are 2 options currently available. ($25 each)

– Child seat attachment to bike. Rear rack seat attachment – the popular Thule Yepp Nexxt Maxi. Suitable for chidren aged 9 months – 6 years (22kg max weight)

– Double seat fully enclosed trailer attachment. Includes mesh cover for protection and rain cover if necessary. Suitable for children aged 1-6 years (45kg max weight)

Recharge stations

There are free battery recharge stations on or near the trails – The Hilton - Kawarau Village, Jacks Point Restaurant, Provisions Cafe in Arrowtown and Gibbston Cheesery.  Your battery will most likely take you from 60-80km before requiring a recharge – our simple to read display will let you know how much juice you have left.

Freephone: 0800 E BIKE NZ – 0800 324 536 (+64 800 324 536)

Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
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  • Northland
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  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
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  • Bay of Islands
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  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
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  • Ashburton
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  • Kaikoura
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  • Nelson Lakes
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  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
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  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.