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West Coast Wilderness Trail

80 Tainui Street, 7805, New Zealand
+64 3-755 5042
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Absolutley Awesome ride

We have been wanting to tick this ride off for a while now and finally we got the opportunity to do... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
nomadicnevs
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Nelson, New Zealand
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A Must Do

If you like being on your bike and you aren't in a hurry take your time to explore, read the signs... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Jannnye
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The West Coast Wilderness Trail is a 131 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
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“easy ride” (7 reviews)
“off road” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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80 Tainui Street, 7805, New Zealand
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+64 3-755 5042

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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 22 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 15 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

Reviewed 18 April 2017

This cycling trail was the most beautiful trail I have cycled in New Zealand. The combination of bush and mountains and sea give you gobsmacking views that stop you in your tracks. Easy enough for most families at 30 odd km a day but with...More

Thank Robyn M
Chris S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Many thanks for you review Robyn. We are so glad you enjoyed the trail even though you struck a couple of days rain. The scenery is stunning and a real showcase of the beauty of this region. We hope to see you back.

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must do, easily achievable with a little effort and training for anyone and it's on our backdoor people..

Thank Stu R
Chris S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks for your review Stu. Also, its a great ride year round. We welcome more of you over as, your right, it is on your backdoor.

Reviewed 15 April 2017

We started at the Greymouth Top 10 Motor Camp. You can park your car there for free if you stay at the motor camp. The first day from Greymouth to Kumara was mediocre, but the second and third days were magic! The trail was manageable...More

Thank EarlyRizers
Chris S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

It looks like you really enjoyed the trail and made the most of your time on it. Great to hear and we hope you return soon, perhaps when the enhancements are completed on the section to Ross, which isn't far away.

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent three day adventure. Track built to cater for most people with reasonable fitness to ride at least 35 kilometers per day. If you have any doubts if this is for you I would suggest riding Greymouth to Kumara or Ross to Hokitika first. No...More

1  Thank Malvo H
Chris S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Many thanks for your review Malvo. It is great to get your feedback on the trail. We are enhancing it all the time. We appreciate you taking and distributing the brochures . Hope we see you back sometime soon.

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We recently rode part of this trail. It is NOT an easy ride. One of our group fell into the 6' deep unprotected water race which runs very close to the path - its dangerous! He sustained serious injuries. Communication is non-existent. However it is...More

Thank JB2041
Chris S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

The West Coast Wilderness Trail Trust was saddened to learn about this accident and our wishes for a speedy recovery go out to the injured rider. The section of trail where the incident occurred is a highlight for the many thousands of cyclists who have...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is a detailed and quite long review of the West Coast Wilderness Trail. It has two parts. The first part is our account of what we did and what worked and what didn’t. The second is what we think we would do if we...More

4  Thank Peter F
Chris S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Many thanks for your review Peter. We are pleased you enjoyed trail. The section with the trucks would be the construction zone as the new bridge alongside the existing historic Taramakau Bridge is built. A new off-road section of the trail is currently being built...More

Reviewed 9 March 2017

We were a group of 3 couples - 2 couples on standard bikes and 1 couple using E bikes. The first day we rode from Greymouth to Kumara with a short detour to the cafe at Kumara Junction - this involved a 1.5k road section...More

Thank Alison B
Chris S, Manager at West Coast Wilderness Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Many thanks for your review Alison. We are glad you enjoyed the trail. We have a donations tab on the website and are in the process of getting donation boxes in at certain points on the trail. We are also looking at other ways people...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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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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