The Paparoa Track is New Zealand’s newest Great Walk, and the first to be designed as a shared use track for both cyclists and walkers. Crossing the Paparoa mountain ranges between the small ex-mining town of Blackball and the busy tourist village of Punakaiki, this track offers breathtaking views of the South Island’s West Coast. The Department of Conservation are in their final stages of construction and the track is due to be fully opened by the 1st of March 2020.
The nearest towns to the Paparoa Track are Blackball, Punakaiki and Greymouth. See our shuttle timetable for services running from all these towns. We also provide a car relocation service that can transfer your car to the end of the track.