We thoroughly enjoyed the Wilderness Trail – we thought the trail condition was excellent and the scenery fabulous. The West Coast is a real hidden jewel in New Zealand’s crown and a special place to visit. The signposting of the trail, kilometre markings up until Hokitika, and the information boards provided, were fantastic.
Riding through the dense forest trails was a real highlight, as was the ride down the curvy trail from Cowboy Paradise, meeting the genuinely friendly West Coasters, really there were many other highlights too, but where do you start – and finish? We will certainly be recommending the trail to friends and colleagues as a “must do” New Zealand cycle. We completed the Central Otago Rail Trail over Easter 2016 and thought the Wilderness Trail can certainly compete with this one, particularly as it has such a wide variety of scenery and much history to absorb.
- Debbie Cooper