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West Coast Wilderness Trail

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Address: 80 Tainui Street, 7805, New Zealand
Phone Number:
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The West Coast Wilderness Trail is a 131 km Grade 2 easy cycle trail that...

The West Coast Wilderness Trail is a 131 km Grade 2 easy cycle trail that takes the rider through some of the most stunning and diverse scenery the West Coast of the South Island has to offer. The Trail is part of the Great Rides Nga Haerenga network and can be ridden in entirety over 4 days or there are many options available for one day rides and shorter multi day rides

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Wonderful West Coast Wilderness Trail

We decided to ride West Coast Wilderness Trail last minute, after Cyclone Debbie scrapped the original plan to kayak Abel Tasman. We stayed in Hokitika and arranged a shuttle with... read more

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La Crescenta, California

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La Crescenta, California
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to ride West Coast Wilderness Trail last minute, after Cyclone Debbie scrapped the original plan to kayak Abel Tasman. We stayed in Hokitika and arranged a shuttle with Wilderness Trail Shuttle. They were amazing, and even coordinated with Hokitika Cycles and Sportsworld to make sure we got our rented bikes and that a driver was available. We were... More 

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Thank Lilleyhammer
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This cycling trail was the most beautiful trail I have cycled in New Zealand. The combination of bush and mountains and sea give you gobsmacking views that stop you in your tracks. Easy enough for most families at 30 odd km a day but with a few cheeky rises and twists and turns for everyone. Even though it rained two... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a must do, easily achievable with a little effort and training for anyone and it's on our backdoor people..

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Thank Stu R
New Zealand
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22 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We started at the Greymouth Top 10 Motor Camp. You can park your car there for free if you stay at the motor camp. The first day from Greymouth to Kumara was mediocre, but the second and third days were magic! The trail was manageable and the scenery was awesome. If you go from only Greymouth to Kumara the first... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent three day adventure. Track built to cater for most people with reasonable fitness to ride at least 35 kilometers per day. If you have any doubts if this is for you I would suggest riding Greymouth to Kumara or Ross to Hokitika first. No shame pulling out at this stage or choose to walk your bike on the steeper... More 

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Balmain, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently rode part of this trail. It is NOT an easy ride. One of our group fell into the 6' deep unprotected water race which runs very close to the path - its dangerous! He sustained serious injuries. Communication is non-existent. However it is a beautiful part of the world.

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Thank JB2041
Chris S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this review

The West Coast Wilderness Trail Trust was saddened to learn about this accident and our wishes for a speedy recovery go out to the injured rider. The section of trail where the incident occurred is a highlight for the many thousands of cyclists who have ridden the Trail since it opened 4 years ago. There are some narrow sections of... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a detailed and quite long review of the West Coast Wilderness Trail. It has two parts. The first part is our account of what we did and what worked and what didn’t. The second is what we think we would do if we did it again. First, a word about ourselves. We are in our mid-fifties, moderately fit... More 

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Chris S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review Peter. We are pleased you enjoyed trail. The section with the trucks would be the construction zone as the new bridge alongside the existing historic Taramakau Bridge is built. A new off-road section of the trail is currently being built at this location. Summer was pretty wet this year. The high quality construction of the... More 

Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We were a group of 3 couples - 2 couples on standard bikes and 1 couple using E bikes. The first day we rode from Greymouth to Kumara with a short detour to the cafe at Kumara Junction - this involved a 1.5k road section ( each way) but was worth it - and we had plenty of time !... More 

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Chris S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review Alison. We are glad you enjoyed the trail. We have a donations tab on the website and are in the process of getting donation boxes in at certain points on the trail. We are also looking at other ways people can donate to the trail as this is important to the future of the trail... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We only did part of the trail as a round trip from Hokitika. The part of the West Coast Wilderness Trail started at Kawhaka Intake. Riding through the forests on winding, well maintained bike paths was really a lot of fun. We loved it. Even though we didn't stay overnight or eat there, Cowboy Paradise didn't look like a nice... More 

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Chris S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review Alex and Lutz. It's great to know you enjoyed the trail. There is some stunning scenery up in the mountains in the section you rode. We encourage a trip back sometime to complete the full trail. More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Loved the Kumara to Hokitika section. Went with family and was blown away. Recommend Kate at Greenstone Retreats place to kick the holiday off. Cowboys was an Oasis, was unfortunately half finished and Im not sure a lamb shoulder chop and a drumstick certifies as a roast but nonetheless a welcome break!. Loved loved loved this trail!

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Thank Kellie C
Chris S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review Kellie. We are pleased you enjoyed the trail. It is a wonderful asset and showcases the special West Coast environment well. We'd love to see back again sometime soon. More 

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