Economic Impact Report
Economic Impact Report

The West Coast Wilderness Trail Economic Impact Report is now out. Click here to download the report.
Some of the key findings include the following:

  • The trail brings 7,000-10,000 new visitors a year to the Coast
  • 94% have come specifically to ride the trail
  • 88% of riders are from New Zealand; Auckland is the predominant region
  • 12% are international visitors; Australia the most prominent country of origin
  • the main age group are 60-69 years, 11% of riders are under 40
  • the average nights stay while riding the trail is 3.2, the average stay while on the Coast is 4.2 nights
  • the average spend per rider per day is $207
  • The trail has been the catalyst for the revival of the township of Kumara, the creation of five significant new businesses and over $7 million in private investment, extensions to many others and over 30 direct full and part-time jobs.

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