West Coast Wilderness Trail Packages
Day Bike Rides
Gold Trails of Kumara
Start: Kawhaka Canal
Duration: Allow 4+ hours
Follow in the footsteps of the old prospectors as you ride down historic stagecoach routes and alongside canals and reservoirs that are a legacy from the days when gold fever struck the area teemed with fortune seekers.Scene of New Zealand’s last big gold rush in the 1870s, the area is dotted with mining relics ans traces of old workings.At the historic town of Kumara you can partake in fine fare at the grand Theatre Royal Hotel before setting off once again to wind along the old Kumara Tramway over “The Chasm’ swing bridge and on through to the Taramakau River.
Bike hire & shuttle packages available. Price on application, minimum numbers apply.
The Big Day Out
Start: Kawhaka Intake
Duration: Allow 6-7 hours
Immerse yourself in some of the most spectacular landscapes along the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Create truly memorable experience as you ride amidst majestic native forest, pedal through a stunning mountain-ringed valley, cross crystal-clear rivers and then discover one of New Zealand’s most picturesque lakes, Kaniere. The Trail then plunges back into the bush for a fun cruise along an historic water race and then down the sweeping tree-lined pathway know as the pipeline. Take a breath while you meander down peaceful Kaniere Road towards Hokitika before the final leg along the historic Kaniere Tramway and the banks of the Hokitika River.
Shuttle from $33 pp.
Bike hire & shuttle packages from $83 pp. (minimum numbers apply, price ex. Hokitika)
Last Train To Ross
Start: Hokitika i-SITE
This ride down the old Ross Railway Line conjures era bygone era when the railway was vital to the district’s economy. Touted as one of the most scenic in New Zealand, the railway line cuts a cross-country path between the mountains and sea, passing unique wetland habitats and crossing many fine bridges constructed in the early 1900s. The ride finshes at Ross, an authentic old gold town with character in spades. This ride can be enjoyed in either direction, and is also a great extension to the magical Mahinapua ride for those with a few more hours to spare.
Shuttle from $30 pp.
Bike Hire & Shuttle packages from $80 pp. (minimum numbers apply; prices ex. Hokitika)
The Big Valley
Start: Cowboy Paradise
Duration: Allow 4 hours
Jam-packed with jaw-dropping scenery, this is a fantastic ride for those looking for an easy cruise with plenty of opportunity to soak it all in and take photographs. Beginning in the Upper Arahura Valley, the day starts with a bang at Cowboy Paradise, a replica Wild West town, before riders whiz down the valley through a series of sweeping zig-zags to the crystal-clear Arahua River an important source of Pounamu for the local Maori people.After a short climb back out of the valley,the trail passes through lovely native forest on the way to picture square Kaniere, one of New Zealand’s most beautiful lakes. Then it’s back into the bush and along the historic Kaniere Water Race before en counting the even more fun pipeline track. The trail then meanders down peaceful Kaniere Road in to the Historic Kaniere Tramway and banks of the Hokitika River to reach Hokitika town.
Shuttle from $35 pp.
Bike hire & Shuttle Packages from $85 pp.(minimun numbers apply: prices ex. Hokitika)
Start: Hokitika i-SITE
Finish: West Coast Treetop Walkway
Duration: Allow 1 & half hrs
It’s hard to imagine a ride with so much diversity and beautiful scenery being right on your doorstep but Magical Mahinapua certainty delivers.Just a few easy kilometers from Hokitika the trail joins the Mahinapua walk way before crossing an elevated board walk through stunning wetlands, home to many species of waterfowl and other bird life. You may even spythe graceful Kotuku ( White Heron), a particularly speical treat foe nature lovers. Leaving the wetlands the trail then concents with the historic Mananui Tramway through the Mahiniapua Scenic Reserve with its remnat forest giants that once grew in abundance on hthe West Caost. A 15-minute walking detour leads to Picnic Point where there are great views of beautiful Lake Mahinapua. The short, final leg along Woodstock-Rimu Road leads to the West Coast Tree Top Walkway & Cafe from where riders to can be collected by shuttle, return the same way, or return via Rimu, Woodstock and Kaniere.
Shuttle from $20pp.
Bike hire & shuttle packages from $70pp (Minimum numbers apply; prices ex Hokitika)
Bookings are essential during Summer Season Nov- March
Contact The Team at Greymouth i-SITE
Phone: 0800 GREYMOUTH