5 miles
1,782 ft
-1,332 ft
Avg time

Macetown Details

  • Riding Area
    Arrowtown Trails
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    All year
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

MTB ride to Macetown an abandoned historic gold mining village. If you follow the singletrak there is no reason to cross the Arrow river that this track follows. There is a legal road that follows the Arrow river to Macetown so look out for 4WDs and take it easy on the way back down. Follow the road and take all the singletrack options, if you come to a ford on the road look for the singletrack that starts just before it. Most of them are not signposted so keep a sharp lookout or find a local who knows the way! Remember you DON'T need to get your feet wet by crossing the river IF you take the singletrack options but you can cross the river over and over again if you just follow the road.

Access Info

Start from the Chinese village and cross Bush Creek using the bridge by the toilets, turn right and head towards the Arrow river looking cross the big pipe onto the singletrack. This is a shared track to be nice to walkers and take it slow when you come back down it afterwards.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Macetown bike trail
  • Altitude change
    450 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,742 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,235 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,759 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,209 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,237 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jan 5, 2018
Avg: 2 (2 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to macetown trailhead (-44.906621, 168.875495)
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Macetown Trail Reports

Jan 5, 2018 @ 5:08pm
Jan 5, 2018
Difficult to find the single tracks to avoid the fords, but so worth it - great views!
Sep 29, 2016 @ 2:38am
Sep 29, 2016
Very icy and rivers freezing. Not really a winter trail as would be dangerous to cross all rivers.
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Jan 5, 2018 @ 11:24pm
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Macetown, Queenstown

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