West Coast, South Island, NZ

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West Coast Rail Trail

Shipwreck 1/2 Day

About this Ride

Greymouth to Stone Pub (Paroa)

12 km each way - 4 hours

Km Posts 1-5: Greymouth to Shipwreck Point 5km-1hour

Km Posts 5-12:Shipwreck Point to Stone Pub 7km-1hour   

Ride back the same way. It takes about 4 hours total including your stop at the pub/cafe. 

Features: Shipwreck Point causeway, gold & jade searches on the beaches, Jade Carvers.

The trail starts by following the old coal rail line to the wharf loading bays and their cranes, two monsters used for loading coal into ships. It then follows the flood wall around the fishing basin to the coast. Make sure you pedal out onto the Shipwreck Point Causeway which is a solid pier going out beyond the breakers giving some stunning views along the coast and to the Southern Alps with Mount Cook. It is also a great fishing spot. Ask us about what lures to use or we can hire you a fishing rod. 

The cycle trail then follows the old Coastal Timber Rail line running along the dunes just inside the West Coasts Gold bearing black sand beaches. This really is New Zealand’s Gold Coast. Bring a gold pan and you might strike it rich because there are plenty of people who are!

Click Here to see a printable/saveable map of Sector 1, or click Trip Route to see a google maps version.

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