West Coast, South Island, NZ

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West Coast Rail Trail

Kaniere 1/2 Day

About this Ride

Hokitika to Lake Kaniere

21 kms each way- 4 hours return

Km Posts 99 back to 78

Features: Tourist Town, Kaniere Tramline, Farms, Fishing Spots, Water Race, Gold Mining, Jade Carving, Goldroom, Glass blowing, Crafts, Cafes, Historic Cinema.

Following the Hokitika River, from Hokitika, the Jade capital of New Zealand, you'll be riding the old Kaniere Rail Line and then into a really nice rainforest section up to Lake Kaniere.

If you are a relaxed rider you may not get all the way to the Lake so keep an eye on the time and if you turn around after 2 and a half hours you'll be back in Hokitika within your 4 hours time frame.

Click Here to see a printable/saveable map of the sector, or click Trip Route to see a google maps version.

 

Ways to Ride the Trail

Self Guided DIY Option: 

  • We provide comfort cycles with hi-vis vest and helmets from Trail Base in Greymouth.
  • You do the trail at your own pace
  • You return your bike back to the Trail Base in Greymouth.
  • Shuttles are available but at an additional cost.

Guided Option: 

  • We provide comfort cycles with hi-vis vest and helmets from Trail Base in Greymouth
  • We provide a local guide who rides with you.
  • Your guide helps you pace the day to suit your interests and energy levels as you go
  • You return your bike back to the Trail Base in Greymouth.
  • Shuttles are available but at an additional cost.
  • You will not get lost or miss anything on the way as you'll have your guides local knowledge.
  • They'll also help you meet interesting characters during your day and ensure you only pay locals rates for anything you purchase on your visit.
  • Your guide is a qualified first aid responder, a bike mechanic, and has emergency comms with them. 

 Price

Unguided 1/2 day

Guided 1/2 day

Shuttles

 4 hours

from 0830 or

from 1330

$95 pp

(WCRT4)

$225 pp

(WCRTG4)

$75

per person

each way

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