Wilderness Trail

The West Coast Wilderness Trail is a truly unique West Coast experience.

The West Coast Wilderness Trail is one of New Zealand’s Greatest Rides and for good reason. This easy Grade 2 cycle trail is centred around Hokitika and offers a dramatic ride through dense West Coast rainforest, past glacial rivers, lakes, beaches and wetlands. 

It also offers an interesting look at local history as it follows tracks carved by pioneering gold rush miners along extensive water races, logging tramways and tram lines.

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RIDING THE TRAIL

The trail an easy Grade 1-2 ride.

It is mostly off road on a firmly packed smooth gravel surface with an ambient gradient and there are only a couple of short sections you may prefer to walk – but it’s worth it for the outstanding views. 

We can help you plan a ride to suit your abilities and enjoyment. Contact us  to personalise your ride!

 

Four Day Adventure

The Ultimate ride! Visit interesting towns and see a wide variety of West Coast landscapes by doing the complete four day trail. It is split into approximately 35kms each day with accommodation and some services along the way.

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We recommend you ride South to North (Ross to Greymouth.) Less time is spent riding uphill!

 

Half Day and Full Day Trips 

With shuttle service and plenty of drop off and pick up points along the trail, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the wilderness with limitied time and for those wanting to experience the West Coasts uniqueness. 

The West Coast Wilderness Trail is one of New Zealand’s Greatest Rides and for good reason. This easy Grade 2 cycle trail is centred around Hokitika and offers a dramatic ride through dense West Coast rainforest, past glacial rivers, lakes, beaches and wetlands. 

It also offers an interesting look at local history as it follows tracks carved by pioneering gold rush miners along extensive water races, logging tramways and tram lines. 

West Coast Wilderness Trail Gallery

West Coast Wilderness Trail - Bridge
West Coast Wilderness Trail - Group of riders
West Coast Wilderness Trail
West Coast Wilderness Trail
West Coast Wilderness Trail
West Coast Wilderness Trail
West Coast Wilderness Trail
West Coast Wilderness Trail