West Coast, South Island, NZ

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West Coast Rail Trail


How To Get To Us:

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By Air:

You can take a plane from any New Zealand Airport, via Christchurch, to Hokitika.

By Train:

You can take the Tranz-alpine train which leaves daily from Christchurch and head over (and through) the Southern Alps to Greymouth, the West Coast Rail Trail's starting town.

By Bus:

The West Coast Shuttle Departs from the Christchurch Central Bus Station to Greymouth Daily. The Atomic Shuttle and Intercity Bus depart from Queenstown and Nelson to Greymouth Daily as well.

By Car:

You can drive over the Southern Alps from Christchurch to Greymouth in around 3 hours driving. You can drive up from Queenstown in 6 hours and down from Nelson in around 3.5 hours drive.

Please scroll down for town maps and trail sector maps.



Town Maps:

Greymouth: Trail Starts

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Hokitika: End Day 3 & Start of Sector 12 Day 4


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Trail Maps:

 Full Trail Map

Sector Maps:

S1 & 2 Greymouth to Stone Pub Paroa - Day 1:


S3 Stone Pub Paroa to Tramway Tavern - day 1:


 S4 Tramway Tavern to Royal Hotel Kumara - day 1:


 S5 Royal Hotel Kumara to Lake Hut - day 2:



S6 Lake Hut to the Old Christchurch Road Bridge - day 2:



S7 The Old Christchurch Road Bridge to Kawhaka Pass - day 2:



S8 Kawhaka Pass to Milltown - day 2. S9 to Lake Kaniere - day 3:

 S8 and 9


S10 Lake Kaniere to Kaniere Village - day 3:



S11 Kaniere Village to Hokitika - day 3. S12 To Treetops Walkway - day 4:

 S11 and 12


S13 Treetops Walkway to Ross - day 4:


8 Whall St, Greymouth, West Coast, South Island, NZ