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West Coast Wilderness Trail

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West Coast Wilderness Trail

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80 Tainui Street, Hokitika 7805 New Zealand
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Explore Hokitika Gorge and Tree Top Walkway
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Explore Hokitika Gorge and Tree Top Walkway

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At Tree Top Walk Way, experience life with the birds high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. Easy access for all to enjoy along a steel platform 20 metres high and over 450 metres long. Gently sway in harmony with the forest on the Mahinapua Springboard. View the exquisite Lake Mahinapua through the richly diverse forest foliage. Thrill seekers will feel their hearts pump and the adrenalin rush as they climb to the top of Hokitika Tower 40 metres above the forest floor. Be inspired by a sensational vista of the majestic snow capped Southern Alps, Lake Mahinapua and the Tasman Sea.<br><br>Then visit the famous Hokitika Gorge and walk across the swing bridge and enjoy this magical place. The vivid turquoise water surrounded by lush native bush, it is well worth a visit and a key photo stop on the West Coast must do list.
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KiwiMike1221 wrote a review 12 Jan
Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions3 helpful votes
What a wonderful trail for A cycle ride. Ever aspect of the ride was pleasant and enjoyable. This ride vastly differs from the Central Otago Rail Trail because of the dense beauty and nature of the Wild West Coast. It is much more exhilarating and certainly more exciting. Day two ride from Kumara to Cowboys Paradise was probably the nicest days cycling I have ever completed with a bit of everything. Many I’m sure will recall a guy called Paul stepping out on the trail in the middle of nowhere in Wild West bush with “a cup of tea” at “travellers rest”. This wonderful gesture typified the wonderful west coast spirit at almost every avenue. At this point, we must advise WCWT cyclists to beware of Cowboys Paradise. This place is to be avoided and certainly staying there with its stripper poles and bad attitude is not doing advised. This place is not doing the WCWT any favours. Ensure you read the reviews on Cowboys Paradise as it is the only blight on a wonderful few days of west coast hospitality.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Murray wrote a review 10 Jan
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
We really enjoyed this trail. The surface was great, signage very good and the scenery - well "amazing" will have to do. Highlights for us included; i) the friendliness and professionalism of the Hokitika Kiwi Journeys people - Donna and Scottie Baird. ii) Make sure you stay at least one night at WC Scenic Waterways with Cindy and Gavin - you will not regret it. We stayed two nights and wanted more. Also, make sure you do the boat trip down the waterways with Gavin - truely surprising and enjoyable. It is an easy ride that is very popular for the older set!!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Amanda M wrote a review 9 Jan
Little Bay, Australia31 contributions5 helpful votes
We cycled the loop to Mahinapua Lake from Hokitika, but can’t wait to go back and do the rest. I’d highly recommend Glory Days Cycles for hiring bikes. Absolutely brilliant!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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405Sally wrote a review Dec 2020
Wellington, New Zealand163 contributions28 helpful votes
The Trail is well built and the cycling days are not too long. The scenery is spectacular and the overnight stops are in great locations. It's easy to organise a shuttle to and from the Milltown Gate to stay in Hokitika and recommend you take this option.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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brentloe54 wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions
Great ride an easy Grade 2 good surface- gravel fantastic scenery well worth the ride especially the section by the water race
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Date of experience: October 2020
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