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West Coast Wilderness Trail

80 Tainui Street, 7805, New Zealand
+64 3-755 5042
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Great tour!

Despite the rainy weather we had a wunderful trail today! Great thanks to Chris who customized the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Maj V
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Liempde, The Netherlands
via mobile
Cowboy paradise to kawhaka pass

Rode this with our 5 and 6 year olds. They loved it, ok they hated the up hill but said it was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ohakana
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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The West Coast Wilderness Trail is a 132 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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“cowboy paradise” (37 reviews)
“off road” (7 reviews)
“bike ride” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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80 Tainui Street, 7805, New Zealand
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80 Tainui Street, 7805, New Zealand
+64 3-755 5042
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Despite the rainy weather we had a wunderful trail today! Great thanks to Chris who customized the tour for us today so the rain was not a problem to us. The tour itself was amazing, never had such a beautiful views and a great route,...More

Thank Maj V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rode this with our 5 and 6 year olds. They loved it, ok they hated the up hill but said it was worth it for the downhill! They wanted to do it again. The riding is technically easy when you're going slow(!) through this section,...More

Thank ohakana
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trail is a mix of riding through West Coast bush, dirt roads, beside the beach and a little bit on road as well. It's still being developed, however it's finished enough to be a really enjoyable few days riding. We drove to Greymouth and...More

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tracks, great bikes, helmets & shuttle bus options. Great for couples, friends and families. Lots of areas to pull over along the way. Pack a water bottle, Powerade and some snacks along the way. There is a point you can stop called cowboy paradise...More

1  Thank MichelleGrayOnTour
WCWTManager, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Michelle. We are really pleased you enjoyed your ride on the trail. This trail goes through some special places.

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We just loved our 4 days on the Trail - starting in Ross and finishing in Hokitika. The Trust has gone a fabulous job in its development and we can see that it will only get better. Some sections, through bush and mountains and alongside...More

3  Thank Jo B
WCWTManager, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. The Westland and Grey District Councils, DOC and a number of other organisations and volunteers have all played a major role in the construction of the trail so credit must go to all involved. It's great to get this feedback....More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

We loved this trail. Lucky enough to have wonderful weather which showed off the awesome scenery. Loved the mix of sea, lake, river, mountain, bush, farmland and forest landscapes. The trail had an excellent surface with real variety in the terrain. Never too much of...More

Thank Raewyn29
Chris S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Hi Raewyn Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the trail and welcome you returning to ride it again sometime soon.

Reviewed 25 October 2017

awesome trip, amazing effort has been put in by the trust to build and join all the trail. Smooth easy riding with a few faster fun downhills, and some steady uphills to keep you warm. Lots of info and signs to keep you on the...More

Thank Sheryl R
Chris S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Many thanks for your review Sheryl. We are please you enjoyed the trail and hope you return soon.

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We have been wanting to tick this ride off for a while now and finally we got the opportunity to do it. We opted to leave our car in Greymouth top 10 ($10per day), and cycled day 1 to Kumara. Completely flat and a good...More

Thank nomadicnevs
Chris S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Many thanks for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed the trail and that it exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you back on the trail again sometime soon.

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

If you like being on your bike and you aren't in a hurry take your time to explore, read the signs and love the diversity of this Trail, it's a credit to all the Trail supporters. Fantastic!

Thank Jannnye
Chris S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Many thanks for your review. We appreciate your comments and especially the acknowledgement to all those supporters in behind the trail as there are a wide range of people assisting make this the great ride that it is.

Reviewed 23 April 2017

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...More

Thank Lilleyhammer
Chris S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Many thanks for your review Lilleyhammer. It sounds like the trail provided you with an outstanding alternative to kayaking in the Abel Tasman. The Big Day Out trip incorporates some real highlights on the trail and enabled you to experience the West Coast scenery. Thank...More

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europanz
10 July 2016|
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Response from Jandalz3 | Reviewed this property |
We did greymouth to Cowboys paradise in one day, about 65km and that was great but enough. That's the sort of distance we normally ride on our road bikes. It could be done in a day if you left really early (6am) and rode... More
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Tcscmk
29 September 2015|
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Response from misadventerous |
Hi Cath In January the weather will be at it's hottest at a likely maximum of 27degrees. Being next to the sea you will get a breeze there and shade in the bush, so nothing to worry about. The West Coast Wilderness Trail... More
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