The Paparoa Track

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.

Getting To The Paparoa Track

The nearest towns 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 while you are hiking or mountain biking.

Track Profile

Map, ride profile & distances


Book shuttle transport

Local Info

Blackball, Punakaiki & Greymouth

Track Huts

Experience natural wilderness

The Track Story

Why was the track built?


Experience Bikepacking

Paparoa Shuttles provides a range of trackside services to meet the needs of all track users. Whether you are walking or mountain biking the track, our self-guided packages allow you to experience the wild and untamed magic of the track all year round. We will organise and include everything you need for a stress free wilderness experience.