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 20 metre high steel platform. Try the Tower Zipline. A breathtaking 40 second, 425 metres ride exceeding 60 km/hr through the canopy.
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.
Escape Adventures has been operating since 1999 both in New Zealand and many amazing countries around the world.
All our cycle tours are led by our own wonderful Escape leaders who each bring their own unique characteristics but share our philosophies and understand your needs.Our personalized groups are small enough to integrate into local communities without taking over.
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.
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.
Based in Greymouth, Mark and his team are happy to help with any insurance or private repairs should you need them. A new Trustee on the West Coast Wilderness Trail Trust, Mark is a keen cyclist and supporter of the trail.
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.
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.
Kiwi Journeys are your trusted cycle tour operator specialising in self-guided and supported tours on the West Coast Wilderness Trail. We offer everything you need to enjoy these top Great Rides – from bike hire, transport and accommodation, to personal advice and insider tips.
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
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.
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.
Wanting to check up on ancestors, learn about local history, research or search for a photo? The Centre's large collection includes biographical and subject indexes, records relating to births, deaths and marriages, school registers, newspapers (including many that are not on-line), rates books, a reference library, more than 20,000 photographs and much more. Appointments with our knowledgeable staff are recommended.
Ross is an easy 25 minute drive south of Hokitika. Originally founded on gold, Ross has a colourful history, and local heritage guides love to introduce visitors to their town. View a working gold mine, pan for gold, just as the old miners did, or visit one of the many historic sites. Ross has a general store, and a service station for motoring needs.
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.
New Zealand’s premier cycle tour company offering premium quality all-inclusive cycle tours with the best bikes, accommodation and restaurants, full vehicle-support and personal service. We aim to exceed your expectations and provide the best possible experience of the trails.
Located at the south end of Aylmer Street, Ross, the Info Centre is either the start or end of the Wilderness Trail. We have beautiful park like grounds with picnic tables and clean toilets. Souvenirs, Gold Panning, Walks and Information.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy a breathtaking tour to New Zealand's most beautiful untouched destinations. View numerous glaciers, virgin native bush, alpine terrain, historic huts and more. A tour that will leave you wanting more, it has to be seen to be believed. We also offer custom made tours to suit your requirements. Our aircraft are based at Hokitika Airport, West Coast Tree Top Walkway and Hokitika Gorge.
Ross Beach Top10 Holiday Park
Offers stunning, individually designed, quirky accommodation pods, all made from upcycled shipping containers!
Our powered and unpowered sites have great communal amenities and facilities pods. Located at Ross Beach, the head of the cycle trail.
We offer safe overnight cycle storage, car parking (free if accommodation is booked) whilst on the trail.
The perfect place to start or end your adventure.
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.
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.
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!
We create lovingly crafted, ethically sourced, West Coast pounamu pieces for that special person or occasion. Our specialist, family owned store, is ideally located in Mawhera-Greymouth’s town square near the trail’s start/finish kiosk.
Bespoke bike hire, tour planning, shuttles (Hokitika Gorge, airport, train station etc.) luggage transfers or BYO bike for us to shuttle. Choose from our packages or enjoy a tailor-made exclusive experience. Logistical problems? We’re COASTERS and can make it happen.
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.
... 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.
One of New Zealand’s most iconic and beloved historic hotels tucked between the beach and serene Lake Mahinapua. Stay, enjoy direct beach and lake access, lockable bike racks and our onsite Bar & Eating House. Open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Unwind in our shared spa pool & outdoor shower facility.
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!
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.
Opened in January 2019, just a 15-minute walk to Hokitika's town centre and beach, we offer self-catering and serviced accommodation options, spacious grounds and modern, large facilities. With a bike washing station, secure bike lock-up, help arranging bike repairs we are the place to base yourself for your Wilderness and wider West Coast holiday.
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.
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.
Located in the historic Greymouth Railway Station, the start/end of the Wilderness Trail. Local experts on the Wilderness Trail, tailoring packages to suit your needs, with no booking fees, bike hire, shuttle transport, bag transfers, car storage, accommodation and activities.
Fitzherbert Court Motel welcomes you to Hokitika. It is a great base for your West coast adventure, cycling the Wilderness Trail or relaxing close to the beach. We have spacious comfortable studio, one and two bedroom units. Secure storage for bikes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Copthorne Hotel Greymouth. Set in the town centre, overlooking the Grey River, this self-rated 4-Star, and Enviro Bronze rated hotel 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 Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen, where riders can enjoy breakfast from 7am and dinner from 6pm.
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.
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.
Pacific Cycle Tours is a family-owned and operated New Zealand tour company, providing outstanding cycling tours for the past 25 years. We specialise in small group, quality, multi-day, multi-trail E bike tours. An unforgettable adventure, designed for you.
Tent, campervan, caravan and standard cabins and motel rooms all with a quiet, relaxing atmosphere available for your stay while riding the trail.
Explore West Coast Scenic Tours, taking you to West Coast icons such as Punakaiki Blow Holes and Hokitika Gorge, Glaciers and historic sites such as Brunner Mine Site and Denniston. Private transfers available and Wilderness Trail packages. Enquire with us today.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
An enchanting wellness retreat in Kumara village. A range of affordable self catering accommodation and campground options. Yoga, massage and bike shed with charging. The perfect trail base. "In the middle of everywhere and away from it all".
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.
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.
A stunning renovation of Hokitika Fire Station has created five spacious apartments. Beautifully finished with luxury touches, each has a kitchenette and ensuite bathroom, access to an outdoor area with fireplace, full laundry facilities & bike storage.
Located in Greymouth’s Town Square, we’re the ideal place to meet up before or after your ride. Enjoy our Allpress coffee, craft beers and superb food. We’re open for breakfast and lunch seven days and dinner every night except Monday. Dine-in or takeaway.
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.
Picturesque Lake Brunner accommodation, restaurant, bar and wood fired hot tubs. Thirty minutes scenic drive from Greymouth, a perfect place to start or end your Wilderness Trail experience. Enjoy lake views while staying and dining. Immerse yourself in our hot tubs.
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