Cowboy Paradise Hokitika
Cowboy Paradise to Hokitika
36 km
137 m

As a reward for yesterday's scenic slog, you'll start the day with a smooth, easy descent from Cowboy Paradise. Cruising through the native bush and open paddocks of the Arahura River, you'll get some beaut' views of the valley, and the best bit? You'll hardly need to pedal!

Follow Milltown Road over the hill to Lake Kaniere. At 8km long and 195m deep, she's a bit of a whopper - home to towering kahikatea trees and a stack of cheeky birdlife. Meander along the historic Kaniere Water Race (hand-dug in 1875) to Wards road, then veer back into the bush and follow the Hokitika water supply line to the Kaniere River.

From here, you'll then be able to soar along the very quiet Lake Kaniere Road, enjoying some cracking views of the surging Hokitika River. And, you're nearly there!

Kaniere Tram Road will take you out of the wop-wops and all the way to Hokitika, where you'll find loads of accommodation, some great art and craft shops, and most importantly cafés and restaurants that love serving tasty fodder to weary-legged cyclists.

Enjoy!

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Rural views on the West Coast Wilderness Trail
Hokitika - West Coast
Milltown Valley - West Coast Wilderness Trail
Milltown
Near Cowboy Paradise
Lake Kaniere
Lake Kaniere Water Race
Lake Kaniere
Hokitika River - Mt Cook
Ward's Road
Hokitika River
Sunset Point
Lake Kaniere Jetty
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Not a Rail Trail

Not a Rail Trail are the specialists in South Island Cycle Trails. Tours are fully inclusive (excluding alcohol) to ensure you don't have to pay for anything once on tour. They're fully supported which means mixed ability groups can ride together and we limit groups to no more than 10 people in order to maximize our service. We are also able to customize tours for larger, private groups, if required. Visit our website for full details of all tour options

PO Box 2716, Wakatipu, Queenstown 9349
0800 4 CYCLE or +64 3 428 2912
info@NotaRailTrail.co.nz www.NotaRailTrail.co.nz
Lake Kaniere Homestay

Lake Kaniere Homestay overlooks the northern shore of the lake, not 50 meters away. The house is set in native bush, on a cul-de-sac, lakeside road with very little traffic and great views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

70 Sunny Bight Rd, Lake Kaniere,
03 755 7534
grant.hinchliff@xtra.co.nz lakekanierehomestay.co.nz
Tuatara Tours NZ Ltd

Located in Christchurch Tuatara Tours runs 4 day fully guided and catered tours on the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Let us take care of the details, leaving you more time to relax and explore. We can collect you from Christchurch or Greymouth.

Ground Floor, 148 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013
0800 377 378 or +64 3 962 3280
info@tuataratours.co.nz tuataratours.co.nz
Wilderness Trail Shuttle

We are committed to ensuring your complete enjoyment of the trail by providing a professionally run shuttle service that can transport you and your bike to all points on the trail or pick you up at the end of a day's riding. We have plenty of local knowledge and are keen to help you with all aspects of your planning whatever your budget. We look forward to hearing from you so please don't hesitate to contact us.

216 Revell Street, Hokitika, 7810
03 7555042 or 0212633299
info@wildernesstrailshuttle.co.nz wildernesstrailshuttle.co.nz
Natural High

At Natural High we believe exploring New Zealand by bicycle is the best way to truly experience this remarkable country.

Whether you're looking for bike rental for a weekend or a grand cycle tour of the whole country, someone in our Auckland or Christchurch branches will talk you through all your options, and give you the best possible advice. Contact us for all your bike hire, accessories, touring and group tour needs nationwide.

690a Harewood Rd, Christchurch
+ 64 3 982 2966 or 0800 444 144
team@naturalhigh.co.nz www.naturalhigh.co.nz
Active Earth Adventures

Nope, no horses on the West Coast Wilderness Trail, but lots of the bikers we bring here also journey with us elsewhere in NZ - and worldwide. Active Earth Adventures & Hiking New Zealand have cycling, hiking and mountain biking trips from Kumara to Mongolia. Why not hop on a supported trip and enjoy the stress free preparations and seamless adventures.

PO Box 331, Rangiora, 7440, New Zealand
T: +64 3 310 8188 | NZ : 0800 697 232 | AU : 1800 141 242 | US : 1 844 681 4351
anne@activeearthadventures.com https://activeearthadventures.com/
Sidetracks Ltd.

Sidetracks is a small and personal tour company with a passion for the outdoors. Our small groups offer the possibility to be active, go exploring and have lots of fun together. We offer walking and cycling tours in New Zealand and Germany. We take time to notice the many features, small and big, along the way and really discover the country.

55 St James Ave, Christchurch
021 228 3912
info@sidetracks.co.nz View website
Cycle Journeys

Cycle Journeys provides you with a one stop service when planning your ride on the Wilderness Trail. Choose your bike hire from our 70 hire fleet or our new 10 E-Bike fleet, luggage transfer, accommodation bookings, shuttle to the start and finish of the trail. We can even arrange group transport from Christchurch.

PO Box 33 153, Christchurch
0800 22 44 75
westcoast@cyclejourneys.co.nz Visit website
PureTrails New Zealand

PureTrails New Zealand operates a 4 day tour of the West Coast Wilderness Trail with a tour leader and full vehicle support, good quality ensuite accommodation, wholesome meals in local hotels, and hot drinks, fresh fruit and energy snacks while cycling. Side trips to the outlying areas such as the stunning Hokitika Gorge are also included. Mountains and ebikes available for hire. Start & finish in Christchurch.

PO Box 1638 Christchurch 8140
+64 21 178 8287 / 0800 222 775
info@puretrailsnewzealand.co.nz www.puretrailsnewzealand.co.nz
Hokitika Scenic Tours

Discover more of the Coast while on your Wilderness Trail experience. The Hokitika Gorge, Punakaiki, the Glaciers – whatever you want to see and do. We will pick-up and deliver back to your location. Pick-up and drop-off anywhere within the Hokitika or Greymouth area is also available by arrangement. Group discounts available and we hold a DOC concession.

52 Ford Road North, Kokatahi, Hokitika
0210 232 5363
rachel@hokitikascenictours.nz Visit Website
Cowboy Paradise

Cowboy Paradise offers accommodation, bar, food and beverage and adventure entertainment in a unique environment and is located exactly halfway (63kms) along the West Coast Wilderness Trail.

1140 Milltown Road, Lake Kaniere
03 2809559
cowboyparadise@farmside.co.nz Visit Website
Tui Lu's

Meet a Local

Paul offers visitors natural and history tours of his West Coast Wildlife Sanctuary in return for a donation towards predator control work he does on his property. Tea & coffee available.

Learn about this early Kawhaka Settlement.

A division of Paul Sinclair Contracting Ltd.

Owner Operator of Portable Toilets and Showers

The Farm; 1804 Old Christchurch Road KAWHAKA - Tom's Hut, Manzoni, Kawhaka, (on day 2 Kumara to Cowboy Paradise)
03 755 6003: Three Mile 03 755 6004: The Farm; 027 246 0266 anywhere
pscl@clear.net.nz
Christchurch Adventure Taxis

West Coast Wilderness Trail Door2Door Service - An easy return transport solution from Christchurch for you AND your bike. Get yourself & your trusty steed to and from the Wilderness Trail at your pace with plenty of opportunities to stop for a cuppa and selfie on the way. Departs Christchurch Sat 12:00pm. Charters are available so tell us your plans and we'll make it work!

2-202B Rocking Horse Road, Southshore, Christchurch
03 382 5852
info@adventuretaxis.co.nz www.adventuretaxis.co.nz
Adventure South NZ

Explore NZ's favourite cycle trails with the company that has helped pioneer fully supported cycling trips in New Zealand for over 20 years.

Our West Coast Wilderness Cycle includes transport from Christchurch, accommodation, a qualified guide, vehicle support, most meals, entry to the Treetops Walkway and TranzAlpine train journey to Christchurch.

Visit our website for details

PO Box 33153, Christchurch 8244
+64 3942 1222 or 0800 00 11 66
info@adventuresouth.co.nz Visit website
Trail Transport – Bike Hire, Shuttle Service, Full Shop Facilities
Trail Transport is a shuttle and bike hire service allowing you easy, convenient access to the West Coast Wilderness Trail between Greymouth and Ross. We are based in Greymouth at Colls Sports World, where we have the latest bikes, E bikes and accessories for hire or sale with an onsite bike mechanic. Owned and operated by Coasters with a wealth of cycling and local knowledge.
53 Mackay Street Greymouth
03 768 4060
greymouth@sportsworld.co.nz www.trailtransport.co.nz
Trail Journeys Nelson

Trail Journeys Nelson now offers our premium service on the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Our self-guided itinerary has you enjoying the 'full experience' with inclusions like the Tree Top Walk, accommodation, breakfasts, luggage transfers, trail bike and eBike hire, transport and our first-class customer service. We also operate on Tasman's Great Taste Trail, Otago Central Rail Trail, Roxburgh Gorge & Clutha Gold Trails.

37-39 Halifax Street, Nelson
03 5480093, 0800 292 538
info@trailjourneysnelson.co.nz Visit Website
Hillyout Luxury Caravan

Experience this unique self-contained accommodation in a luxury caravan just 30 metres from the lake edge at Lake Kaniere, 500 metres from the cycle trail.

This warm spacious caravan was imported from America for its size. It is 11 metres long, containing master bedroom, open plan kitchen, lounge and dining, bathroom and a four bed bunkroom.

66 Sunny Bight Road, Lake Kaniere
03 7557327
rays.lyndaw@gmail.com Visit Website
Kapitea Oils Ltd

Distillers of essential oils and producers of Repulse insect repellent, balms and liquid soap. Made with the addition of Coast manuka. We are based in Kumara the gateway to the Coast. Purchase online or from local retail outlets. DEET FREE, the safe choice to use on your Wilderness adventure.

91 Third, Kumara, nz
027 8401904
ken@kapiteaoils.nz Visit Website
Hokitika

Hokitika is inspired by local landscapes and raw materials: jade, gold and other minerals, driftwood, timber, clay, shell, bone and fibres. It is, therefore, no coincidence that craft artists, sculptors, jewellers, painters and poets have chosen the Hokitika area as their home. Hokitika has a vibrant artisan community, and the area is now internationally renowned as a centre of creative arts.

The Hokitika Gorge is worth a visit. The vivid turquoise water surrounded by lush native bush looks amazing and it is only 33kms from Hokitika. Visitors can also enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities, including the exhilarating West Coast Treetop Walk, white water rafting, kayaking and canoeing, climbing, hiking and guided walks, scenic flights, helicopter flights and glacier landings. Hokitika also hosts the national Kiwi Centre, museums and theatre, and a choice of fine cafes, restaurants, and quality accommodation.

hokitika.org
West Coast Tree Top Walk and Café

An exhilarating tree top adventure among temperate rainforest giants. Experience life with the birds high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. Easy access for all to enjoy along a steel platform 20 metres high and over 450 metres long.

1128 Woodstock Rimu Road RD3 Hokitka 7883
0508 873 3867
sitemanager@treetopsnz.com www.treetopsnz.com
252 Beachside Motels and Holiday Park

252 Beachside Motels and Holiday Park self-contained motel accommodation has ample parking for bikes, boats and trailers. Camper van Parks and budget cabins makes this a complex which caters for all.

252 Revell Street, Hokitika, 7810
03 755 8773
info@252beachside.co.nz 252beachside.co.nz
Bella Vista Hokitika

Bella Vista Hokitika is a modern 16 unit motel complex, offering 16 superior fully serviced motel units to accommodate corporates, couples, solo travellers and families. The motel is ideally located, with just a four minute flat walk to Hokitika's town centre.

52 Fitzherbert Street, Hokitika, West Coast
03 755 8047
bvhokitika@orcon.net.nz bellavistamotelhokitika.co.nz
Fitzherbert Court Motel

Whether a business traveller needing corporate West-Coast- accommodation, or a family using Hokitika as a base to explore the rest of the unique surroundings that the West Coast has to offer. Fitzherbert Court motel-accommodation is only 1.25 hours drive to Punakaiki, 1.5 hours to the glaciers, 3 hours to Christchurch & 30 minutes from Greymouth.

Fitzherbert Street, Hokitika, 7810
(03) 7555342 or 021 0468194
fitzherbert.court@xtra.co.nz fitzherbertcourt.co.nz
Westland Pharmacy

Westland Pharmacy is the only pharmacy between Hokitika and Wanaka. The pharmacy has a comprehensive range of travel essentials including insect repellant, vitamin supplements and medicines.

Corner Weld and Tancred Streets, Hokitika
03 755 8150
wpl@xtra.co.nz www.westlandpharmacy.co.nz
Westland Medical Centre

Westland Medical Centre is the major provider of primary health care to the local community. The practice now supports three General Practitioners, four full time and a part time practice nurse.

54A Sewell Street, Hokitika, 7810
03 755 8180
annadyzel@westlandmed.co.nz www.westlandmedical.co.nz
Westside Rides

Located 6 km east of Hokitika, Westside Rides have a self-contained cottage overlooking the Hokitika River & the Southern Alps, offering accommodation, bike hire and guiding. They are also able to arrange other activities, such as kayaking, paddle boat cruises, bush walks, & even a wee explore of some of the regions fine old Hostelries.

253 Woodstock - Rimu Road, Hokitika
03 755 6508 or 0212609233
ric@westsiderides.co.nz westsiderides.co.nz
Stumpers Bar, Cafe

Stumpers Bar, Cafe & Accommodation is in the heart of Hokitika with everything you need for a hassle free stay on the West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand. They also offer a great option for dining in Hokitika with an onsite bar and cafe that has excellent value.

PO Box 35, Hokitika, 7842
03 755 6154  
enquiries@stumpers.co.nz stumpers.co.nz
Roughan Chiropractic

Roughan Chiropractic offers modern chiropractic and advanced natural wellness care for all cyclists. Don't let joint restriction or pain prevent you from getting the most enjoyment from cycling the trail. Make the most of your time on the saddle, with healthy spinal function and hip and knee flexibility. Roughan Chiropractic also stock a wide range of nutritional supplements, and vitamins, minerals and homeopathics.

79 Hampden Street Hokitika, West Coast 7810
03 755 7846
westland@roughan.co.nz www.roughan.co.nz
Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation

Shining Star provides quality Hokitika beachfront accommodation with views of the Tasman Sea and impressive West Coast sunsets. We offer a variety of holiday accommodation to suit your budget and group size – choose from Beachfront Motels and Apartments or affordable Cabins. There is also a spa /sauna complex. Nestled in native gardens with an exclusive walkway direct to the beach our accommodation is an ideal destination after a long ride. Situated 1.5km North of central Hokitika. We offer free car parking whilst you are away on the trail.

16 Richards Drive, Hokitika
0800 SHINING or 03 744 646
shining@xtra.co.nz www.shiningstar.co.nz
West Coast Scenic Waterways & B&B

Enjoy freedom kayaking or a cruise aboard the Eco Adventurer. Capture the picturesque beauty of the Mahinapua waterways along the original route used by pioneers, gold diggers and early explorers travelling between Hokitika and the rich goldfields of Ross. Experience majestic views of Mt. Cook and the Southern Alps and outstanding West Coast wetlands flora, fauna and native rainforests.

Self-contained B&B open now $125/night.

P.O. Box 223, Hokitika
+64 429 2322 or +64274301777
wcscenicwaterways@gmail.com Website
Woodland Glen Lodge

Woodland Glen Lodge is a large and beautiful country house, built in 1987 and only 2km from the centre of Hokitika, offering bed and breakfast accommodation.

Our quality lodge is set in 21 acres of stunning woodland amongst kahikatea (white pine) trees and when you stay with us, you can enjoy:

  • quality bed and breakfast accommodation
  • majestic views of the Southern Alps and native bird life
  • beautiful grounds and formal lodge gardens
  • guest lounge, where you can sit and unwind
  • Great as a wedding venue
  • Good place for hunting and fishing
Woodland Glen Lodge 96 Hau Hau Road, Blue spur, Hokitika, NZ
64 3 7556252
woodlandglen1@gmail.com hokitika.net
Stations Inn

Located just 3 minutes from Hokitika township and set on an historical, elevated terrace amid pristine countryside. Stations Inn offers luxury accommodation and an award winning restaurant offering a la carte dining complemented by an exclusive range of quality wine & beer. Surrounded by majestic views of the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea, capturing breathtaking sunsets.

Bike Storage shed available.

11 Blue Spur Road, Hokitika
037555499
info@stationsinnhokitika.co.nz www.stationsinnhokitika.co.nz
Annabelle Motel

Friendly, comfortable, relaxing accommodation. Just one block from the Wilderness Trail and a short walk from Hokitika's restaurants, shops and other attractions. With 12 modern spacious ground floor units, all with full cooking facilities, Sky Guest Select 50+ channels and free unlimited wifi, we are the ideal base for your Wilderness Trail experience.

214 Weld Street, Hokitika
037558160
info@annabellemotel.co.nz View website
Stone Oven Bakery & Cafe

Located in the heart of Hokitika, all our yummy food is baked in a traditional big stone oven. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea served with great coffee, tea, milkshakes and a large variety of chilled drinks including beer and wine. Order a packed lunch to take on your ride. You'll be greeted by friendly staff and a great menu.

105 Revell Street, Hokitika
03 755 8412
stoneovenbakery@xtra.co.nz
Stella Café

Seriously good coffee and a wide variety of food for all dietary needs prepared daily on our premises. Packed lunches on request. NZ craft wine, beer and ciders available. A dedicated cheese room has a boutique selection of New Zealand cheeses and gourmet foods. Live bee display with honey for sale.

84 Revell Street, Hokitika
03 7555 432
info@stellacafe.co.nz Facebook Page
Heritage Highway Motel

We are located right on the trail, just a two minute walk from the centre of Hokitika and all cafes and bars. All units are fully self-contained with 42 inch TVs, laundry facilities on-site and secure covered bike storage. For those wanting a break from the trail we hire golf clubs and have our own 6 hole mini golf course on-site for that social challenge.

12 Fitzherbert St, Hokitika
03 755 8098
admin@heritagemotel.co.nz Click here
Hokitika Holiday Park

Tent, campervan, caravan and standard cabins and motel rooms all with a quiet, relaxing atmosphere available for your stay while riding the trail.

11 Providence Drive, RD 2, Hokitika
03 755 7754
bookings@hokitikaholidaypark.net.nz Click here
Teichelmann's B & B

'History . . . With a Touch of Class' – Originally the home and medical rooms of renowned mountaineer, photographer and conservationist Dr Ebenezer Teichelmann, this beautifully restored heritage building in the heart of the Hokitika CBD offers comfortable boutique accommodation with delightfully appointed ensuite rooms, including a spa bath ensuite Garden Cottage. Experienced kiwi hosts Frances and Brian offer friendly, informal hospitality with a substantial breakfast all at a moderate tariff.

PO Box 156, Hokitika
03 755 8232
book@teichelmanns.nz View website
Stopforth Premium Accommodation and Astronomy Tours

This family-owned business is the newest accommodation on the West Coast. Surround yourself with the latest modern comforts, best beds and awesome views in a quiet setting in Hokitika town. While there take the opportunity to explore the Southern sky with armature astronomy expert Philip Barker.

30 Hall Street, Hokitika
+64 (0)3 755 6224
info@stopforths.co.nz http://www.stopforths.co.nz
Westland Industrial Heritage Park

If you're interested in early engineering, and things mechanical, a visit to this attraction is a must. View the park's large collection of historic industrial equipment, including early engines, fire appliances, horse drawn vehicles, tractors, trucks, large range of old chainsaws and other logging equipment, historic wooden boats, printing presses, photographic equipment and much much more. Large operational Ruston Hornsby engines, a giant Blackstone engine, a Mirrlees diesel engine and one of New Zealand's last stage coaches to be used in regular service are amongst the features. A narrow gauge railway is also under construction. Meet and chat with the members as they undertake their restoration work.

Open: Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm. Other days opened by request.

Industrial Road, off Airport Drive at the top of the airport hill – look for the sign.
03 755 7451 027 437 2636
rob.daniel@slingshot.co.nz rustyrelics.co.nz
Home by the Sea

Perfectly situated on Hokitika's famous beach, this spacious home sleeps 10. A perfect home base for exploring the Wilderness Trail without switching accommodation every night. We can assist with arranging vehicle shuttles so you can mix and match rides to suit abilities and energy levels while assuring you and your bikes of a safe and comfortable rest every evening.

261 Revell Street, Hokitika
274978668
riverlifenz@slingshot.co.nz Visit Website
Hokitika Cycles and Sportsworld

Right in the Hub of the West Coast Wilderness Trail, Hokitika Cycles & Sportsworld is the perfect place to hire your bikes & organise shuttle transport for one day or multi days on the trail.

Our quality bikes are carefully selected to be perfect for the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Our Authorised workshop and Shimano service centre keeps all our hire bikes fully serviced and exceptionally maintained.

With huge kilometres spent riding the trail, our expert advice will help you personalise your ride so you get an adventure of a lifetime.

We look forward to hearing from you.

33 Tancred Street, Hokitika, 7810
03 755 8662
hokicycle.sport@gmail.com hokitikasportsworld.co.nz
Mountain Beauty

Based in the heart of Hokitika, Mountain Beauty offers an holistic spa experience with fully qualified beauty therapists. Enjoy an extensive range of Sothys facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, waxing, tinting, electrolysis, spa packages. Direct from Paris these advanced treatments are designed to pamper. Relax and take time for yourself. Booking in advance is essential. Call or message us when you make your trail booking. Located upstairs at Mountain Jade.

41 Weld Street Hokitika, New Zealand
03-755 7350
mountainbeauty1@hotmail.com Visit us on Facebook
Boutique Beauty on the Beach

Boutique Beauty on the Beach offers nature lovers seaside tranquility. Specialising in luxury facials, head massage, hand and foot treatments using cruelty free products derived from NZ Manuka honey, coconut and apricot kernel oils. Deluxe manicures and pedicures with safe, long lasting Bio Sculpture Gel and paraffin wax, softening tired hands and feet. Relax, unwind, indulge in peaceful pampering, naturally.

237 Revell Street Hokitika, New Zealand
03-755 8391
boutiquebeautyonthebeach@xtra.co.nz Visit us on Facebook
Kaniere Hotel

This old authentic Kiwi country pub with bar and restaurant is only a 5 minute drive from Hokitika township. Open from 3:30 till late most nights, 7 days. Happy Hour and Jam Music Night on Thursdays. Sunday Roast. Twin, queen and bunk rooms available at very reasonable prices. Free Wifi for guests and customers in the bar.

289 Kaniere Road Hokitika, New Zealand
03755 8443
kanierehotel@live.com Visit us on Facebook
Mahinapua Hotel

Made famous by the Mainland Cheese TV advert this old West Coast pub is a must. Stop in for a drink, pie n pint, ice creams, spa, volley ball, jade carving or a photo stop. Accommodation and meal deal $70 pp shared dorm. Slow cooked roast pork (or vege option), continental breakfast, bacon, pancakes AND join the theme dress up party held every night.

962 Ruatapu Rd
enquiries@lakemahinapuahotel.co.nz http://mahinapuahotel.co.nz/
Beachfront Hotel

The stunning Beachfront Hotel Hokitika is located in central Hokitika on New Zealand's West Coast and offers a wide range of quality accommodation, full dining and event facilities.

111 Revell Street, Hokitika, 7810
03 755 8344
reservations@beachfronthotel.co.nz beachfronthotel.co.nz
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