West Coast Wilderness Trail - 27 April to 2 May 2020

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Your adventure starts and finishes in Christchurch and you'll ride the West Coast Wilderness Trail in between.  

27 April to 2 May 2020


Tour price is based on twin share accommodation.
Single rider supplement $345.00 - if you would like us to match you with a fellow rider for twin share accommodation, please advise at time of booking and we will put you in touch with other riders willing to share.
E-Bike optional upgrade ($210.00).

Notice of cancellation must be in writing directly to Cycle Away, with an email as an acceptable form of communication.  The following cancellation conditions apply: 

Cancellation 60 days plus prior to trip departure - loss of deposit
Cancellation 59 - 30 days prior to trip departure - 50% loss of the tour cost
Cancellation 29 - 15 days prior to trip departure - 75% loss of the tour cost
Cancellation within 14 days of the trip departure - 100% loss of the tour cost
No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.

Capped at: We need a minimum of 7 riders and will take up to 10 riders on the track. The ride will only proceed if minimum numbers obtained.

Cost includes:
5 nights twin share accommodation (3 x Hokitika, 1 x Kumara, 1 x Greymouth)
5 breakfasts
4 days bike hire (includes helmets and rear carrier bags)
Bag transfers 
Entry to West Coast Scenic Waterway tour 
Entry to Treetop Bush Walk
Shuttle from Christchurch to Hokitika
Shuttle from Hokitika to Ross
Shuttle from Cowboy Paradise to Hokitika 
Shuttle from Hokitika to Cowboy Paradise
Ticket for TranzAlpine train from Greymouth to Christchurch
Luggage transfer to accommodation each night of the trip
Souvenir snood and beanie
En route support by Cycle Away staff


Not included:
Single accommodation supplement ($345.00)
E-Bike optional upgrade ($210.00)
Travel and medical insurance
On-trail food and drink (unless included above and below)
Air fares to/from New Zealand
Shuttles from/to Christchurch airport 


Day 1 


Shuttle from Christchurch to Hokitika. Sit back and enjoy the wonderful New Zealand scenery as you travel from east to west coast of the south island. 

Accommodation Hokitika.
Bag transfer



Day 2 - Ross to Hokitika - (33km)

Shuttle from Hokitika to Ross and you will then start cycling the West Coast Wilderness Trail.  The small town of Ross and the larger town of Hokitika were both gold mining towns.  The charm of gold mining, historic railway bridges and exceptional wetlands make this a lovely day on the bike.  We stop at the West Coast Treetop Walk to experience native forest and Mahinapau Creek and wetlands from up among the treetops. A special treat today is the West Coast Scenic Waterway tour before we head into town.  

Accommodation Hokitika
Breakfast provided


 Day 3 - Hokitika to Cowboy Paradise - (36km)

Plenty of highlights today.  We will be cycling beside Lake Kaniere, through a spectacular mountain ringed valley, alongside an historic waterway and will cruise through native forest. We have a challenging section at the end of the day but it is well worth the effort.  After a day of cycling, we head back to Hokitika in our shuttle bus for some well earned rest.

Accommodation Hokitika
Breakfast provided


Day 4 - Cowboy Paradise to Kumara - (34km)

This morning we shuttle back to Cowboy Paradise to start our day in the native forest.  We will climb through dramatic mountain landscapes.  Today we pass through old goldfields and follow historic reservoirs, water races and an old stage coach road.  The day's ride ends at historic Kumara and the Theatre Royal Hotel.  

Accommodation Kumara.
Bag transfer.  Breakfast provided.


Day 5 - Kumara to Greymouth - (29km + 10km return to Shanty Town)

A later start today and more time to enjoy the scenery.  We cycle through timber milling towns and alongside an historic bus tramway heading to Greymouth.  Just outside Greymouth is ShantyTown.  Step back in time and have some fun with history at ShantyTown Heritage Park.  Greymouth is a coastal town so we cycle along the coast for the final part of the trail.  Our journey on the trail ends in Greymouth.  

Accommodation Greymouth
Bag transfer
Breakfast provided


Day 6 - Greymouth to Christchurch by train

You will have the morning to explore the lovely town of Greymouth and visit the train station to absorb the history of the area, before we depart.  We will be journeying back to Christchurch on the TranzAlpine train.  This is one of New Zealand's great train journeys through some magical scenery.