Vertigo Bikes

Vertigo Bikes


11 Rankers Reviews

10 Face-to-Face

  • Check Availability

    • Call and discuss your needs.

    • Instant personal connection.

    • Credit card booking.

Online Maps


Skippers Canyon
Remarkables Heli Bike
Moke Lake Self Guide
Heli biking


Awesome guided rides for beginners to expert riders. Quality bike hire and bike shop


The Vertigo team have been riding & racing bikes for years and it’s from this love of mountain biking that Vertigo was born. When you ride with Vertigo, you experience the thrills & learn new skills in a beautiful environment with expert and knowledgeable guides. At the end of the day, it’s all about having fun!

‘Cos we ride ‘em and sell ‘em (and live & breathe them), naturally we specialize in fixing them, so if it’s workshop services you need, come and see us.


The Skyline Gondola is a Queenstown icon and one of New Zealand's favorite attractions. Ride the gondola to the top, take in the view, then hit the forested downhill tracks, all made, shaped and used exclusively by the Vertigo team. If you're after 300 vertical meters of real DH single track with expert guidance from the track builders - this is the trip for you. A Downhill Dream without the uphill slog!

Vertical drop: 600m (total)
Trip time: 2.5 hrs (2 runs)
Terrain: Purpose built DH track
Rating: Medium/Experienced


Spectacular scenery overflowing with history & widely regarded as one of the best MTB rides in NZ! With a choice of routes, this trip is suitable for all levels of riders. Beginners can take the unbelievably scenic 4WD road, while intermediate & advanced riders can take on the original gold miners Pack Trail. We all meet up at the end of the first run & shuttle you back to the top to do it all again!

We also have excellent heli & rafting combo’s available.

Vertical Drop: 800m (total)
Trip time: 3.5 hrs (2 runs)
Terrain: 4WD road or single track
Rating: All abilities


A wicked helicopter flight over The Remarkables to one of the highest heli-bike drop-offs near the summit of Ben Cruachan. Followed by 18kms of varied terrain including 6kms of awesome single track built by gold miners back in the 1860’s, rolling ridge lines and flowing farm tracks, the finish is set amongst the Gibbston Valley vineyards. The ride is so spectacular that it’s appeared in numerous MTB movies!
Vertical Drop: 1600m (total)
Trip time: 4 hrs
Terrain: Open ridgeline, Single track, 4WD road
Rating: Medium


We sort you out with a great bike, helmet and wicked route notes based on our own personal experience. Then we take the road hassle out of getting to some of the far-flung and best spots and let you get on with having a good time, at your own pace. All self-guided trips include full day bike hire, one-way transport & puncture repair kit. There are a choice of rides to suit all levels of rider and fitness level.

Moke Lake & Lake Dispute to QT via Seven Mile Creek(3-4hrs)
Bobs Cove to QT via 12 Mile delta & Seven Mile Creek (2-3.5hrs)
Jacks Point via Frankton & Kelvin Heights (2-3hrs)


We have quality MTB’s to rent for either full or half days, and there’s a choice of bikes depending on your riding style. Try a downhill full suspension MTB to get your adrenaline fix or a performance full suspension bike for downhill & cross country riding, suitable for single track & 4WD track. For riders of all abilities who want to cruise, we recommend a front suspension MTB.


Feature Value Info


Vertigo Bikes

Commercial organisation


South IslandQueenstown RegionQueenstown Township


  • Cycling


Showing 8 reviews of 11.

Marjolen Klomphaler's avatar

Marjolen Klomphaler


Ranking: 9/10

Great gear, perfect location and happy that there were easier and tough routes to choose from. I would have liked it even better if it was guided, since it was quite hard at some points.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2017

Jamie Cheetham's avatar

Jamie Cheetham

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

The staff here were incredibly friendly and helped with booking the tracks in the area. The bike was in great condition and stayed reliable throughout the day. Reasonable price.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in December 2016

Avoid Camping Fines!

Each camping location is approved by a regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Oliver Andres's avatar

Oliver Andres


Ranking: 7/10

I took the cheaper downhill bike. Parts were okay, last years frame. Bike insurance for $8 was a good choice!

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in December 2014

Barbara's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

I hired a full suspension bike from Vertigo in Queenstown and cycled the Moonlight track which is a track for advanced cyclists but in a very nice valley near Queenstown. Shop with friendly people and information according to skills. Gear in top condition.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in December 2014

Martijn Jansen's avatar

Martijn Jansen


Ranking: 8/10

Downhill 1/2 day incl lift pass. Reasonable service, good equipment.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2013

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Jiri van Straelper's avatar

Jiri van Straelper


Ranking: 8/10

Good bike.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2013

Arno Leleu's avatar

Arno Leleu


Ranking: 7/10

Fun 1/2 day (5 hours) of mountain biking from Queenstown towards Glenorchy. But the advised track was quite engaged and they should have asked about the levels first. $118 for two.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in February 2013

Helen Evans's avatar

Helen Evans

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent bikes and other equipment. Friendly staff.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2011