4 Days / 3 Nights

Cycling Days: 4

From $1125pp

Self Guided

West Coast Premium

Combine outstanding accommodation and spectacular cycling with several of the regions most iconic activities on our premium West Coast Wilderness Package.

More than just a cycling trip, you will experience NZ’s native birdlife from a Treetop Bush Walk, explore Lake Mahinapua on a Boat Cruise and spend a night at Scenic Waterways, with direct views of the Southern Alps in the background.

This trip is a class above the rest and truely is a unique way to experience all the hidden gems of the West Coast in comfort and by bike.

What’s Included

  • Bike hire for 4 days – your choice of bike style, helmet, and rear rack bags (own bike and gear is an option)
  • 3 nights premium ensuite accommodation (Standard & Superior levels available)
  • Luggage transfers each day
  • 3 breakfasts & 1 dinner
  • Entry to Treetop walk
  • Lake Mahinapua boat cruise
  • Shuttle from Greymouth to Hokitika
  • 2 x shuttles along the trail
  • Trip itinerary, directions and trail map info

West Coast Premium Itinerary

Day 1 - Cycle Ross to Hokitika (33km)

We will greet you in Greymouth at 12:30pm and shuttle you to through to the humble and crafty township of Hokitika. Once here, we will drop your luggage off to your accommodation, pick up the bikes and continue on to Ross to start your first ride on the trail.

You will cycle through wetlands and native bush, taking in incredible views of the mighty Mt Cook and Mt Tasman before giving the bikes a rest at the Treetop Walkway. Here, you will experience the native forest, birdsong and views of Lake Mahinapua by foot from the heights of a tree canopy.

In the evening take a boat cruise up the stream to Lake Mahinapua itself, following the original route used by early explorers and gold prospectors.

Accommodation tonight is at Scenic Waterways, which is approx. 3km before Hokitika. From the self-contained cottage-style accommodation you will have views of the Southern Alps and the native fauna of the Mahinapua waterway that meanders through the property.

Dinner provided.

Day 2 - Cycle Hokitika to Milltown (36km)

From Hokitika’s township, you will cycle along the historic Kaniere Tram Road, taking in some breathtaking views of the Hokitika River before making your way into the native forest.

You will soon find yourself at the glistening shoreline of the 195m deep Lake Kaniere, a great spot for a picnic stop. From here, the trail will take you through the rugged native bush tracks and open farmland that parallels the Arahura River through to Milltown.

There you can enjoy some well deserved light refreshments at Cowboy Paradise and take in the amazing view, before we pick you up and shuttle you back to Hokitika. We urge you to make a donation if you use their bathroom facilities.

Your accommodation for the night is a private ensuite room in a beautifully restored heritage building located in central Hokitika; a short walk to cafes, restaurants, and local galleries.

Day 3 - Cycle Milltown to Kumara (36km)

Breakfast is provided this morning. Shuttle from Hokitika to Milltown to start your ride to the historic gold mining town of Kumara.

Cycle through pristine bushland, and take in the stunning views of the creek below as you cycle across the Macpherson Swingbridge.

The Southern Alps make another welcome appearance today so take the time to snap some photos. From here, smooth sweeping boardwalk and bush trail will take you down into Kumara.

Stay the night in accommodation reminiscent of 19th century luxury. The private suite has been restored with exquisite period furniture and décor, paying homage to the era of the height of the Kumara goldmining rush of the 1870’s.

Day 4 - Cycle Kumara to Greymouth (28km)

Once again, breakfast is provided this morning. The last ride of the trip rewards you with flawless views of the Taramakau River before making the journey to the Tasman Sea alongside coastal sand dunes and lagoons.

One last ride along the Grey River will take you into Greymouth, just in time for a celebratory lunch at Monteith’s Brewery in Greymouth (optional).

Finish in Greymouth.

(The TranzAlpine Train is a great way to get back to Christchurch if you are heading that way).

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Pricing

Option LevelPrice 18/19
West Coast PremiumPremium Accommodation$1125.00 pp
Avanti Discovery e-bike

E-bike Upgrade

Riding an E-bike is a great way to enjoy the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Our E-bikes are equipped with the latest technology with a smooth electric motor to provide extra assistance whenever needed. They come with a comfortable upright riding position.

View bike

Add an E-bike to this trip for $200.00 pp

Scenic Waterways Experience

West Coast Scenic Waterways is a family run operation located in the remote wilderness of Lake Mahinapua. Treat yourself to a boat cruise on the lake, capture the picturesque views of the Southern Alps from your self-contained cottage and indulge in on-site dining. The Scenic Waterways experience is included on night 1 of our West Coast Premium package, or you can upgrade any Standard or Superior trip package to include it.

TranzAlpine Scenic Train Ride

Relax with your travel between Christchurch and Greymouth and experience some really amazing scenery as you cross the mountainous spine of the South Island of New Zealand. Enjoy the stunningly beautiful, ever changing natural landscapes.

Departs Christchurch   8.15am   arrives Greymouth      1.05pm

Departs Greymouth     2.05pm   arrives Christchurch    6.31pm