This scenic bike trail runs along the Waiau river between Lake Te Anau to Manapouri and is suitable for families and riders of all skill levels. Featured as the Anduin River in the Lord of the Rings films, the Waiau River is world famous and renowned for its breathtaking scenery and trout fishing. Grab a picnic lunch and stop along the way to enjoy the peaceful flow of the river and local bird song.
The whole trail is 30km long (part of it requires biking along the road) but some of its best sections are accessible without any road riding. Opt for a standard bike if you’re looking for some decent exercise or upgrade to an e-bike if it’s ‘been a while’ since you’ve had your bum in the saddle or you’re just looking for some fun, fresh air and light exercise. Shuttles are available for drop off at Manapouri to bike one direction–enquire with guest numbers and date for pricing/availability.