Parking at Kumara
20 January 2017
Trail Manager

If you are parking at Kumara to ride the trail please park at the start of this leg of the trail, the Kumara Sportsground. The sportsground has car parking, toilets, running water, shelter, waste disposal facilities and a picnic table. Please don't park opposite the school. This is presenting issues for locals and the school, especially as no facilities or designated parking space exists. For anyone looking at having drinks, meals and accommodation at the hotel and riding the trail from there, you are most welcome to use the hotel car park. Many thanks.

Message from Hurunui Jacks
19 November 2016

Due to an unforeseen change in circumstances Hurunui Jacks will not be open every day for food/drinks. If you are looking at calling in please phone or email first to check (03 7558683 or All accommodation is operating as usual.

Trail Update
02 August 2016

The West Coast Wilderness Trail is open. This includes the stretch through Cowboy Paradise. The attraction and facilities at Cowboy Paradise itself are currently closed for business due to upgrade work being undertaken. This is expected to be completed by the end of September with the likelihood that accommodation may become available for the beginning of October. Enjoy riding the trail!

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