Fiordland, South Island

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Discover Fiordland by bike and have an exciting family adventure, made easy and fun with Wild Rides - BIke Fiordland.

We offer bike rental and accessories to suit the whole family, from littlies upwards, plus the perfect recommendation for your crew.

Wherever you decide to explore, you'll experience Fiordland the Wild Rides way, surrounded by magnificent mountains, fiords and rivers.

Discover Fiordland by bike and have an exciting family adventure, made easy and fun with Wild Rides - BIke Fiordland.

Lake2Lake – Manapouri to Te Anau Trail
The scenic bike trail runs along the Waiau river between Te Anau and Manapouri

Lake2Lake – Manapouri to Te Anau Trail
The scenic bike trail runs along the Waiau river between Te Anau and Manapouri

Wild Rides - Bike Fiordland

Discover Fiordland by bike and have an exciting family adventure, made easy and fun with Wild Rides - BIke Fiordland.
We offer bike rental and accessories to suit the whole family, from littlies upwards, plus the perfect recommendation for your crew, and even shuttle transport to and from your chosen track.
Wherever you decide to explore, you'll experience Fiordland the Wild Rides way, surrounded by magnificent mountains, fiords and rivers.
Simply rent bikes, head off and explore, or (recommended) choose one of our awesome bike packages, including trip recommendation, bike and accessory rental and shuttle transport.

Wild Rides bikes and accessories

We have bikes for the whole family!  
Kids bikes: Balance bikes, single speed and geared. Kids seats and tow-behinds available.
Mountain bikes: Full suspension and hardtails.
Electric bikes: Commuter and mountain bikes.  We have e-bikes suitable for older kids through to adults.
We also have a range of parts and accessories including helmets, baskets, tyres and much more.  Servicing available for all makes and models.

Ride options

Te Anau Lakefront Trails
Bike straight from our shop and in one minute you'll be by the lake on a beautiful, easy and safe trail.  Bike right through the Te Anau Wildlife Centre (free to visit) and say hi to the rare, flightless Takahe.  Visit the Te Anau Control Gates where the lake empties into the mighty Waiau River.
This is the perfect family ride with no hills.

Lake2Lake – Manapouri to Te Anau Trail
The scenic bike trail runs along the Waiau river between Te Anau and Manapouri and is suitable for families and riders of all skill levels.  Wild Rides provides transport to Manapouri so you can ride back to Te Anau at your own pace.
Allow 4 hours riding or 3 hours by electric bike.   There are some hills, so if all or some of your group prefer, electric bikes will make the hills super fun!

Picnic lunches can be ordered as an add-on with any bike hire or booked excursions.
We also offer exciting tours for more adventurous and fit riders, including heli-bike options.
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4WD Adventures

Wild Rides - 4WD Expeditions take you off the beaten track to explore Fiordland wilderness.  We're Fiordland's only 4WD operator and we guarantee you a unique experience away from the crowds.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • North Canterbury
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2

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.