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Kawatiri Coastal Trail

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The Kawatiri Coastal Trail is a Grade 2, family friendly cycling and walking heritage trail and will connect the Buller District towns of Westport and Charleston.

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The Kawatiri Coastal will eventually connect the communities of Carters Beach, Cape Foulwind and Tauranga Bay along the coast from Westport to Charleston.

The Kawatiri Coastal Trail is a Grade 2, family friendly cycling and walking heritage trail and will connect the Buller District towns of Westport and Charleston.

  • Stunning coastal landscapes
  • Unique native flora and fauna
  • Abundant wildlife – weka, fur seals, penguins, fern birds and birdlife
  • Extensive Māori and European history
  • Temperate climate for all year use

About the Kawatiri Coastal Trail

The Kawatiri Coastal Trail is a 55 km walking and cycling heritage Trail which will eventually connect the communities of Carters Beach, Cape Foulwind and Tauranga Bay along the coast from Westport to Charleston. The area’s unique geology, diverse ecology, extensive Māori and European history and vast seascapes will make it one of New Zealand’s finest day rides.

Wild scenery and intriguing history along this alluring corridor offers riders a fascinating yet easy cruise through this mesmerising wonderland. Renowned for its native flora and fauna, early Māori trading history and significant archaeological sites, visitors will immerse in the region’s abundant cultural and natural heritage.

The spectacular all seasons Trail once built can be ridden in either direction, with the option to slow down the pace and split into shorter rides taking in major highlights along the way. A large number of interpretation boards along the route will provide information on the fascinating ecological and historical values.

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Have you ridden the Pūwaha Section of the Kawatiri Coastal Trail from Westport to Carters Beach? This magical ride through pristine wetlands is a perfect family adventure.

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Level 1 / 52 Russell Street, Westport 7825, West Coast, New Zealand
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