From Kumara the trail heads into the real wilderness with a spectacular ride to Milltown beside the upper Arahura River renowned for the scource of Pounamu (Greenstone). From Milltown you cross the Arahura River and head across farmland, through rainforest to Lake Kaniere then back toward the sea coast arriving at Hokitika, the centre of the West Coast. From Hokitika the next leg takes you south following the old rail line to Ross and the historic Ross Goldfields.
At Fitzherbert Court Motel we cater for cyclists by having secure bike storing facilities as well as access to a shuttle service which will drop off and pick up at all start/stop points along the trail. This enables cyclists to base themselves in one place and enjoy home comforts by staying with us.