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Jack's Point Trail

Jardine Park, Kelvin Heights to Jack's Point

Part of the Queenstown Trail 'Great Ride' network, this spectacular Grade 4 trail is not for the fainthearted! However your efforts will be rewarded with fantastic sweeping views over golden tussock and Lake Wakatipu with The Remarkables mountain range adding just the right amount of drama. 

About this Trail

  • Getting there
  • Plan and prepare
  • Trail code
  • Guided options
  • FAQ's

Getting there

Parking is available at the start of the Jack's Point Trail at Jardine Park on Kelvin Peninsula. Get to Jardine Park by driving out of Quenstown towards Frankton on SH6, turning right at the first big roundabout by BP to head south. Drive over Kawarau Falls Bridge and turn right onto Kelvin Peninsula. Continue until you see Poplar Drive on your left, Jardine Park entrance is at the top of the street. There is also plenty of parking at the Jack's Point end.

Transport is readily available to and from Jack's Point for you and your bikes - get in touch with one of our tour operators for bike hire and transport options via our Trail Directory.

The Jack's Point Trail links to the Kelvin Peninsula Trail and either back to Queenstown or towards Gibbston / Arrowtown via the Twin Rivers Trail.

Plan and prepare

This site is loaded with maps, information and advice, Here’s how to get the most out of it:

1.       Choose your ride: You’ll be spoilt for choice – so many options, so many trails. a Find trail to suit your experience and timeframes.

2.       Plan your adventure: To find local places to eat, stay and discover, check out our Official Partners directory listings. You’ll find tour operators, transport providers, cafes, wineries and activities and so much more.

3.       Download a map or the Great Rides app

4.      Watch the Queenstown Trail video

For more information on how to stay safe on your trip go here 

Trail code

Here are a few important pointers to foster postive attitudes between different trail users and remember we are lucky that many local landowners have given us access to their private property.

  • Share the trail with care and use a bell
  • Keep to the left and pass on the right
  • Bikers give way to walkers
  • Stay in control so you can safely avoid other users and keep yourself safe
  • Be patient behind slower riders and pull over where practical to let faster riders pass
  • Keep to the trail, don’t trespass on private land
  • Horses are generally not permitted on the Queenstown Trail, except for approved shared-use sections
  • Dogs to be on a leash at all times
  • Light no fires
  • Report all hazards
  • Keep streams and lakes clean
  • Bury toilet waste
  • Take your rubbish home with you
  • Protect plants and animals

 

Guided options

Many of our Trusted Partners offer guided tours and shuttles to and from the start and end points of the trails - allowing you to ultimately tailor your trail experience and pick up tons of local knowledge and discover secret spots along the way!

Click here to see our Directory of Tour Operators.

FAQ's

Go to the Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to any questions you may have before you head out onto the trail.

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