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Touring Routes

Cycle the West Coast Wilderness Trail

Stretching from Greymouth’s historic port to the charming gold town of Ross, this easy trail takes riders on a journey into the depths of West Coast wilderness, with all the comforts of home.

4 days
85 mi/136 km
Best time
All year round

Train then Cycle from Greymouth to Kumara

99 mins, 31 km

Split into easily accessible sections, the wide and smooth West Coast Wilderness Trail is perfect for families and those short on time to enjoy a brief spin or day ride. E-bikes are well suited to the 120 km trail and there’s plenty of scenic spots to recharge both yours and your bike’s batteries.

Arriving at Greymouth train station, collect your bike and, or meet your tour guide.

Set off along the mighty Grey River past a working port, before journeying out towards the wild and wonderful Tasman Sea. Stop off at Shantytown for some old-fashioned gold panning and a miniature steam train ride.

You'll then wind your way along the historic Kumara Bush Tram through regenerating forest and new farm land. Towards the end of the day, you'll get some impressive views of the Taramakau River.

Stay the night at one of stunning accommodation providers, or dine and stay at the Kumara Theatre Royal Hotel.

Day two gently winds up to Kawhaka Pass, with sightings of snow-capped peaks and remnants of the gold rush. Day three, it’s mainly downhill to the Coast’s coolest little town of Hokitika, with the option for an invigorating dip in Lake Kaniere en route.

Anna Harrison (NZ Herald) completed the 4 day cycling tour, here's her take on the epic trip.


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Cycle Journeys - West Coast Wilderness Trail

Cycle Journeys provides self-guided cycling packages on the West Coast Wilderness Trail. From self-guided packaged tours, bike hire and luggage transfers, to shuttles and accommodation, we have everything you need to ride the West Coast Trail.

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