West Coast Wilderness Trail Trust Annual Forum
West Coast Wilderness Trail Trust Annual Forum
05 August 2020

Wilderness Trail Annual Forum Friday 6th August
Hokitika RSA Networking from 12 noon. Forum 1-3:30 pm
All Welcome

Guest Speaker - Bjoern Spreitzer, Tourism New Zealand’s General Manager, Domestic and Business Events. Bjoern has a lead role in domestic tourism planning and is well known in the industry. He is familiar with cycle trails and the important role they are now playing in the recovery of regions and has ridden parts of the Wilderness Trail. We are thrilled to have him come and present.

In his presentation Bjoern will provide an overview of TNZ strategic direction and focus areas for the next 12 months, outline their domestic strategy and discuss ways for operators to participate in TNZ activity.

Trail Updates - The forum will also include updates on the work of the Trust by Chairperson John Wood and Trail Manager Jackie Gurden. The Westland District Council Chief Executive Simon Bastion will also outline the developments planned for the trail.

Business Networking - The forum is the main opportunity each year for businesses and stakeholders to come together, meet, discuss issues and input into the trail’s future direction. It is also a chance for operators to do business with each other.

Registrations Essential: If you are planning to attend can you please reply to this email with your registration as soon as possible to: 

South Island Ultra Marathon
South Island ULTRA Marathon
08 May 2021

Three events to chose from:

  • South Island Ultra 100km Greymouth to Hokitika – Solo or Team of 2 (Teams change at Old Chch Road)
  • South Island Ultra 54km Old Christchurch Road to Hokitika – Solo or Team of 2 (Team Change at Sunny Bight Feed Station)
  • South Island Warm Up 24km Lake Kaniere to Hokitika – Solo 

Amazing route, Amazing event, Don't miss this

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Greymouth Harrier Club 2 or 4 Person Relay
09 October 2021

This event has a long and proud history spanning over 60 years and it will be held on the West Coast Wilderness Trail this year. Starting at Kumara, it follows the 25km section to Greymouth and takes in some awesome scenery. Why not give it a go and have a great weekend on the Coast. For more details go to

Wilderness Trail Womens' Duathlon
Wilderness Women's Duathlon
17 October 2021

Kumara to Greymouth
21km Cycle 4km Walk/Run
The challenge has been set so find your sport's shoes, dust off your bike and get training for the Women's Duathlon. You can do it on your own or with a friend as a team. The Wilderness Trail is user friendly so it will be a great event, don't miss out.

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Ride the Wilderness
13 November 2021

Four magnificent ride options to choose from and the opportunity to see the West Coast beauty. Four events, lots of categories:

The Epic - Ross to Greymouth - 132km 
The Challenge - Hokitika to Greymouth  - 95km
The Classic -Cowboy Paradise to Greymouth - 59km
The Cruise -  Kumara to Greymouth - 21km

For more info, and to enter visit:

If you are planning to ride the trail on this day but not as part of the event please check out the latest information on the timing of the race at the various locations here. We encourage all riders on the trail at the same time as the event to ride in the south to north direction.

Kumara Races
Kumara Races
08 January 2022

This old-fashioned country horse race meeting, established in 1887, is held annually at the historic Kumara Race track. The main race, the Kumara Gold Nuggets, boasts a real gold nugget as the prize. Come along with friends and family, enjoy the entertainment, food and a fun day out.

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Hokitika Wildfoods Festival
12 March 2022

Enjoy exciting tasty wild treats, top entertainment and West Coast hospitality.

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