Greymouth Kumara
Greymouth to Kumara
31 km
99 m

31km, Grade 2/easy, 2–4 hours

Dust off your bike and tuck away that cell phone. It's time to go Coastal! The trail can be enjoyed ridden in either direction however we've prepared this website overview from north to south, taking in the attractions from Greymouth to Ross.

Departing from the historic Greymouth Railway Station, you'll set off along the mighty Grey River and past a working port, before journeying out toward the wild and wonderful Tasman Sea.

Follow the coast south, behind sand dunes and along tidal lagoons, until you cross the Taramakau. (It's a river… a bigee.)

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 rip-snorting (impeccable) views of the Taramakau. With a flat, cruisy day's cycling under your belt, you've got the night to rest up in Kumara!

Make sure you ask the townsfolk at the renovated hotel about the town's bawdy gold mining history. (In its rough, tough heyday it had a whopping 50 pubs!)

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The Theare Royal Hotel, Kumara
A women bikes on the West Coast Wilderness Trail by the ocean
The Tramway - West Coast Wilderness Trail
Kumara Gold Trails - The Chasm swing bridge
Take a break in Kumara
Shantytown Village
Blaketown Breakwater - Tasman Sea
Greymouth Floodwall, MIners' Memorial and Clocktower
Paroa Bush
Historic Railway S Bridge Interpretation Panel
Signal Box
Coal River Park
Reconstructed Bathhouse
Bridge to Blaketwon
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Greymouth Seaside TOP 10 Holiday Park

Located right on the beachfront with the Wilderness Trail on our doorstep, we can provide direct access onto the trail. This, along with our free vehicle storage, local knowledge and our wide range of modern accommodation from luxury apartments through to our quality motels, self-contained units, cabins and sites makes us the perfect location to base your wilderness experience from.

2 Chesterfield Street, Greymouth, 7805
0800 867 104 or 03 768 6618
info@top10greymouth.co.nz top10greymouth.co.nz 
Coleraine

Quality accommodation, with a range of executive studios, one bedroom and two bedroom units. Many with double spa baths. Bike storage available Perfect place to start or end your ride. See our 360 degree videos tours on our website.

61 High Street, Greymouth, 7805
03 768 0077
enquiries@colerainegreymouth.nz Visit Website
Wilderness Trail Shuttle

A professionally run Hokitika based shuttle service that can transport you, your bike or luggage to all points on the trail. We have plenty of local knowledge and are keen to help you with all aspects of your planning. We can arrange bike hire.

23 Hamilton Street, Hokitika, 7810
0212633299
info@wildernesstrailshuttle.co.nz wildernesstrailshuttle.co.nz
Greymouth

Greymouth is the largest town on the West Coast and the central hub of the region. It offers a wide range of retail, banking, medical, and other key amenities and services.

Greymouth is the start of the West Coast Wilderness Trail and the gateway to the world famous Tranz Alpine Train which arrives and departs to Christchurch daily along with coach and shuttle services to and from South Island centres. Greymouth boasts a wide range of accommodation and activities options, making it a great base to start your West Coast Wilderness Trail experience.

Activities range from the outdoor cave tubing, white water rafting, kayaking and canoeing, to climbing, hiking, guided walks and scenic flights. Visit the historic Gold Mine town "Shantytown" only a few kms off the cycle trail or stop in at the Monteiths Brewery for a West Coast brew. Other activities in the area include 4wd bike tours, knife making, the famous Pancake Rocks and blowholes of Punakaiki, Jade carving, horse trekking and trout fishing tours in and around the Lake District. There is so much to do and see!

greydistrict.co.nz
John Wood & Associates

John Wood and Associates Ltd, specialise in providing high quality, personalised financial advice to our clients, whether advising on life insurance, retirement planning or investing.

12 Boundary Street, Greymouth, 7805
03 768 6947
john@investmenthouse.co.nz http://www.investmenthouse.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
PureTrails New Zealand

We operate a 6 day tour of the Wilderness Trail and beyond with full vehicle support, quality ensuite accommodation and wholesome meals. Venture beyond the Wilderness Trail to experience more of the West Coast region. Ebikes available. Start/finish from Christchurch.

PO Box 1638 Christchurch 8140
021 178 8287
info@puretrailsnewzealand.co.nz www.puretrailsnewzealand.co.nz
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
scotty.sports.cycles@gmail.com www.trailtransport.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 View website
Shantytown Heritage Park

Discover fascinating stories of real New Zealanders and experience a recreated gold-rush village. West Coast isolation, extreme weather and rugged terrain produced stories of fortitude and ingenuity. Shantytown tells these pioneering stories through a fascinating mix of experience and displays.
Ride the Steam Train through native rainforest, experience the sights and sounds of a working sawmill, watch the sluice gun blast gold bearing rock and soil from the earth, then follow the races to the gold claim and pan for your own gold.
The village, with 30 shops and buildings to explore shows life the way it used to be. Catch the show in our new holographic theatre. For a memento of Shantytown nothing is better than an old time photo.

316 Rutherglen Rd, Rutherglen, Greymouth
Free Phone: 0800 742 689 or 03-762 6634
office@shantytown.co.nz www.shantytown.co.nz
Grey District Library

Visitors to the District can access free wi-fi at the Library as well as computers, scanners, printing and copying, and power for a variety of devices. Relax in our Reading Area with a newspaper or magazine while enjoying a refreshing cup of tea or coffee.

18 Albert Street Greymouth 7805
03 768 5597
library@greydc.govt.nz http://goo.gl/c0jfN7
Westland Recreation Centre

After taking an invigorating ride on the scenic West Coast Wilderness Trail, why not treat yourself to a soak in the spa or sweat it out in the sauna.

This is Greymouth's newest community asset and is the recreation, leisure and sporting hub of Greymouth and the wider region.

We have everything you need to relax after a day's cycling - spa, sauna and pools. But if you still have energy to burn, you can hit the gym or join in one of our group fitness classes.

Pop in and talk to our friendly staff and see how the Westland Recreation Centre can be the icing on the cake of your West Coast Wilderness Trail experience.

83 High Street Greymouth 7805
03 768 9076
westlandrec@greydc.govt.nz http://goo.gl/3CuVFf
Greymouth i-SITE, West Coast Travel Centre

Located in the historic Greymouth Railway Station, the start/end of the Wilderness Trail. We are booking agents for the Wilderness Trail, Paparoa Great Walk, accommodation and activities. We tailor packages including bike hire and transport. We stock Wilderness Trail souvenirs with 20% discount on mention of this advert.

164 Mackay Street, Greymouth
03-768 7080
info@westcoasttravel.co.nz westcoasttravel.co.nz
Kingsgate Hotel Greymouth

For easy access to the Wilderness Trail, the wild landscapes and stunning scenery of New Zealand's unspoilt West Coast, look no further than the historic Kingsgate Hotel Greymouth.

Set in the town centre, overlooking the Grey River, this 3-Star Plus Qualmark-rated hotel features 98 rooms and suites is only 300 metres from the start of the trail. With all of the comforts and amenities you'd expect in an international hotel, along with Alberts Restaurant and Albion Bar, where guests have been swapping stories since 1906.

Bike Hire and repair shops are within 100 metres of the hotel and there is on-site bike storage. Book on line for our best rate guarantee.

32 Mawhera Quay, Greymouth, 7805
03 768 5085
kingsgate.greymouth@millenniumhotels.com millenniumhotels.com
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
Four J’s Takeaways

The tastiest takeaways West of the Alps

Make us your 1st or last stop on the Trail

Located just south of Greymouth, call in for a coffee, ice creams, milkshakes, cold drinks or refreshments.

Select from our full range of quality takeaways and burgers including local fish.

Customer toilets available

406 Main S Rd, South Beach, Greymouth 7805
03762 6603
fourjonthespot@ix.net.nz
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 fleet of over 200 bikes (including more than 30 E-Bikes), 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
Monteith's Brewery

Join the fully-guided 45-minute brewery tour, enjoy a tasting tray of speciality handcrafted beers and ciders or relax for a drink and enjoy the range of local produce from the tapas style tasting menu. Monteith's modern brewery and restaurant is a perfect place to begin or end your Wilderness Trail experience. Quote promo code WCCycleTrail10 when booking online and get 10% off brewery tours and 10% will be donated to the Wilderness Trail Trust.

60 Herbert Street , Greymouth
+64 (0)3 768 4149
team@thebrewery.co.nz Visit website
Nimmo Gallery

Located in the heart of Greymouth this gallery is a "must". Stunning landscapes cover the walls and the gallery offers a fine selection of New Zealand and locally made items and gifts, including ceramics, Manuka honey, jewellery, t-shirts, possum merino clothing, chocolate, soaps, Manuka beauty products, cushions and more.

102 Mackay Street, Greymouth
03 768 6499
gallery@nimmophoto.co.nz Visit website
Bella Vista Greymouth

Bella Vista Greymouth offers 18 quality motels suitable for all types of travellers. We are close to restaurants, the super market, the Westland Recreation Centre and, with only a 5 minute bike ride to the West Coast Wilderness Trail, we are perfect for your overnight stay. Free WIFI is also available.

33 High Street, Greymouth
03 768 7199
bellavistagrey@xtra.co.nz www.bellavista.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.

0210 232 5363
rachel@hokitikascenictours.nz Visit Website
Victoria's

Hey Ladies whether you're starting or finishing the Wilderness Trail in Greymouth there's one very important destination that you need to visit, it's the Coast's fashion Hub; Victoria's - located in the Heart of Mackay Street. Victoria's is a boutique fashion store delivering very stylish clothes for everyday ladies who thrive on both style and colour. Treat yourself at Victoria's while in Greymouth…

66 Mackay St, Greymouth
037687236
vicki.molloy@xtra.co.nz Check out on Facebook
Robert Harris Cafe

Just a block from the Greymouth start /finish, Robert Harris Café is the ideal location to meet up and start your journey or celebrate completing the trail. With award winning coffee, a full range of cabinet food, full kitchen menu, cooked breakfast and lunch, all with healthy, locally sourced products, you can eat-in or order a delicious packed lunch and snacks to eat on the trail.

123 Mackay Street, Greymouth
03 7085959
greymouth@rhcafe.co.nz
Global Village Backpackers Hostel

The hostel has single, double, twin or dorm style accommodation, undercover cycle storage facilities, a large guest laundry, a private spa and sauna. Features also include warm lounge with log burner, guitar, piano, separate TV lounge with a large collection of world movies and free unlimited WIFI. For those who want a further wetland experience there is free kayaking on the Lake Karoro wetland reserve adjacent to the hostel. It also has a well-equipped fitness room and visitors can loan fishing rods and tennis rackets.

42-54 Cowper Street, Greymouth
03 768 7272
stay@globalvillagebackpackers.co.nz Visit Website
Kiwi Journeys

Kiwi Journeys are your trusted cycle tour operator specialising in self-guided and supported tours on the West Coast Wilderness Trail and Nelson’s Great Taste Trail. We offer everything you need to enjoy these top Great Rides – from bike hire, transport and accommodation, to personal advice and insider tips.

37-39 Halifax Street, Nelson
03 5480093, 0800 292 538
info@kiwijourneys.co.nz Visit Website
Paroa Hotel

Located on the trail, with newly renovated quality spacious units, two bars, a bottle store, and one of Greymouth's most popular restaurants offering fresh local flavours. An ideal location to stay during your Wilderness Trail experience or stop for a drink or evening meal. Warm fire, large screen TV's along with Netflix, Sky and free unlimited WIFI in your room.

508 Main South Road, Greymouth
03 7626 860
monk@xtra.co.nz Book Now
Noah's Ark

Close to the Trail. Clean, affordable shared and private rooms; large garden for camping; secure, covered bike storage; DIY bike cleaning and tools for repairs; unlimited wi-fi; fully equipped kitchen, laundry, lounge, TV room, BBQ and spa. Panoramic sea and town views.

16 Chapel Street
03 768 4868
stay@noahs.co.nz Visit Website
Hokitika i-SITE

Our team know the trail and the West Coast thoroughly. We can provide advice and book your entire trip and experience from accommodation and transportation to bike hire, shuttles and activities.

PO Box 22, Hokitika
037556166
enquiries@hokitikainfo.co.nz Visit Website
Great Rides App

The only mobile app designed for the NZ Great Rides and a national partner of the NZ Cycle Trail.
Working offline it offers GPS tracking, over 1,500+ pages of maps, photos and trail section descriptions
The app includes the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Download it free today!

App Store - https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/great-rides/id1181203029?mt=8%20
Play Store - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mytoursapp.android.app906&hl=en%20

maps@mapworks.nz Learn More
Theatre Royal Hotel

The West Coast’s only restored gold-rush miners’ hotel offers a variety of accommodation, welcoming restaurant and bar with hearty meals, cosy fireplace and secure bike storage. Hotel rooms include Victorian decor, antique furnishings and modern amenities. The replica Miners Cottages, McEnaneys ensuite cottage rooms and the Old Bank of New Zealand are perfect for cycling couples and groups. 

81 Seddon St, Kumara, Westland
(03) 736 9277
info@theatreroyalhotel.co.nz theatreroyalhotel.co.nz
Kumara

Kumara is a former gold mining town where many came to seek their fortune, particularly the Irish. The town was once the home of the most famous West Coaster, Richard John Seddon, Premier of the Liberal Government from 1893 until his death in 1906.

Today, Kumara is a service town for tourists and farmers. The race course at Kumara provides a base for competitors and their support teams heading off on the annual Coast to Coast endurance race and the annual race meeting brings thousands of visitors each year.

Kumara offers lots for the outdoor enthusiast from tramping, hunting and fishing to fossicking for gold. Lake Brunner and the Taramakau River offer magnificent scenery and great brown trout fishing while the lower Taramakau is famous for its whitebait runs.

kumarawestcoast.org
Kumara General Store & Café

Great Coffee, Fresh cut Sandwiches, Quality Pies, Home Made Doughnuts, Packed Lunches. Right in the heart of Kumara village, cycle spares, gifts, groceries stocked, quality modern motel units available. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome.

57 Seddon Street, Kumara, Westland
03 736 9717
kumarastore@gmail.com View website
Sidetracks Women

... our cycling tours are designed for women, guided by women, loved by women Cycling with a twist - our tours are truly special! After three days of cycling, we take you to one of the last little secret spots on the coast for an unforgettable kayaking and walking experience. Our accommodation is all about comfort and charm. Our prices are all-inclusive.

55 St James Ave, Christchurch
020 4079 2839
women@sidetracks.co.nz View website
Greenstone Retreat

This restored historic villa is available as a whole home or individual double/twin rooms. Full kitchen for self catering. Also available are 4 bed dorms, space for tents and small camper vans. BBQ in outside undercover kitchen, wifi and hot showers all walking distance from the local hotel. Wild gardens with abundant birds.


45 Greenstone Road, Kumara 7832
02108113396
greenstoneretreat@outlook.com www.greenstoneretreat.nz
The Junction Cafe & Honey Centre

Just south of the Taramakau Bridge take a short diversion and enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch, fantastic coffee, 12 flavours of real ice cream, smoothies and a great selection of affordable, quality food to eat in or pack to take on the trail, including gluten free options. Watch the live bees at work, purchase local honey products and check out their daily deals. Free self-contained camping.

Coast Road, RD1, Kumara Junction
+64 (0) 3 736 9333
thejunctioncafe@hotmail.com Click here
Kumara Route 73 Motel

For a restful night's sleep after your invigorating ride.  Our comfortable Chalets are modern and fully equipped with Garden and Veranda, Cycle storage & Parking, Breakfast on request. Pop into our on-site Store & Café for Great Coffee, Groceries, Fresh Doughnuts, Sandwiches, Packed Lunches, gifts and Cycle accessories. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome.

57 Seddon Street, Kumara, Westland
03 736 9717
kumarastore@gmail.com View website
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