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Point Elizabeth Track, West Coast

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Point Elizabeth TrackBeginner

Submitted by Ben Aynsley

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West Coast


Urban fringe

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush


1:15 (Slow)
1:00 (Moderate)
55 (Fast)



The track is partially closed due to a major inpassable slip. The trail is closed from Rapahoe Carpark.The trail is open from the Cobden Carpark to the Point Elizabeth view point (2.3km). It is unknown when the trail will reopen. If you have an update on this please email us 

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Point Elizabeth should be a staple run for anyone for anyone visiting Greymouth as it is for the locals. Its a well maintained trail approximately 5.5km in length but a stride out to the state highway at the northern end rounds it up to 6km .
The trail is very windy and in dense native bush so it feels like two different runs even though it is an out and back. the only side option is about half way through the track there is a 200m side trail that takes you out the the "point" its self . well worth doing if your a first timer.

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Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 95%

Gravel Road: 5%

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  • Access

    Head to the End of North Beach road which is through the suburb of Cobden, Drive time is 10 minutes from Greymouth town centre

    Run from town Centre (7km) or drive , Car Park at start of trail

    7 km

    11 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the Capra app on your phone. View on Capra .

    Perfect throughout.

    Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.


    Can be a little slippery after rain but generally great footing

    Possums at night time

  • Post run indulgence

    Mawhera Quay Greymouth
    Best Coffee in town

    Montieths Brewery
    Turamaha street
    Best beer in NZ , great collection of craft beers that are brewed onsite

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