The Paparoa Track is New Zealand’s 10th Great Walk. New Zealand’s first purpose built, shared-use for walkers and mountain bikers, the track crosses the alpine tops of the Paparoa Range from Blackball to Punakaiki.
Through subtropical rainforest, limestone karst landscapes and overlooking the Tasman Sea and Southern Alps, the Paparoa Track is like no other. The Paparoa Track, along with the Pike 29 Memorial Track is built to remember 29 miners who lost their lives in the 2010 Pike River Mine disaster. (Please note the Pike 29 track is not open currently).
Time: 3 days walking, 2 days mountain biking (no e-bikes)
Distance: 55 km walking, 56. 2 km mountain biking (no-e-bikes)
- Book for the Paparoa Track on the Department of Conservation website.
- Shuttle services are available from Paparoa Great Walk or Paparoa Shuttles, alternatively you can call Formerly the Blackball Hilton +64 (03) 732 4705 for more information on shuttle services and car transfers.