West Coast, South Island, NZ

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West Coast Rail Trail

Rainforest 1/2 Day

About this Ride

Hokitika to Treetops Walkway

17 kms each way - 4 hours return

Km posts 99 to 116

Features: Paddle Boat Cruise section, Lake Mahinapua, birdlife, Tree Tops walkway, 

From Hokitika take a cycle alongside Mahinapua Creek, popular with local trout fishermen or if you want a relaxing sector then hop onto the Paddle Steamer with your bike, you’ll love this ride with its wonderful birdlife and wetland flora.

This takes you up to Lake Mahinapua where you get on your bike and cycle around the Lake.

You can stop off here to do the amazing Tree Top walkway. (allow 2 hours) This structure, built in the rainforest, gets you 30 metres up into the tree canopy for a whole different perspective on this environment. Definitely worth stopping for.

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