5 Day West Coast Wilderness Trail

Tour Code: GT034

Cycle through dense rainforests, glacial rivers, lakes and wetlands is the West Coast Wilderness Trail.



Picturesque views of the snow-capped Southern Alps, ride a purpose-built trail through the coastal rainforest, treetop canopy walk, Explore the ancient Pancake Rocks in Punakaik. Walk the unmissable trails of the Pororari River and Truman Track. TranzAlpine railway journey.

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Tour Detail

We start by crossing the Southern Alps and bike some of the quiet back-county trails around Lake Brunner. Afterwards it’s time for the main event…Snaking through the dense rainforests, glacial rivers, lakes and wetlands is the West Coast Wilderness Trail ‑ a graded cycle trail formed from a series of tracks originally carved by pioneering gold miners. After 4 days on the trail, we head back to Christchurch on the TranzAlpine Railway, one of the top 10 train journeys in the world.


Meals as listed, guides and support vehicle, accommodation and DOC fees. Please Note: a $100 peak holiday supplement, Christmas, New Year, Easter etc is added to tours with a public holiday. Tree top walk and TranzAlpine Train optional extra at own cost.


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The Detail Stuff

Departure Dates:
27 Dec 2023-31 Dec 2023, 08 Jan 2024-12 Jan 2024, 05 Feb 2024-09 Feb 2024, 19 Feb 2024-23 Feb 2024, 11 Mar 2024-15 Mar 2024, 18 Mar 2024-22 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024-05 Apr 2024, 29 Apr 2024-03 May 2024, 13 May 2024-17 May 2024

Cost:$2395.00 NZD

No. of Days:5

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Grade:1 – Easy

Single Supplement:$495.00 NZD

Bike Hire:From $150

Meals:4B, 4L & 3D

Accommodation:4 nights hotel/motel ensuite accommodation on a twin share basis