Last Updated: 24th Oct 2023


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Point Elizabeth Track

Greymouth, West Coast

Submitted by Ben Aynsley

Last Updated: 24th Oct 2023


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Grunt Factor: 12 ?

Gnarl Factor: 15 ?








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Trail Map

Type of Run

Urban fringe

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush


Run Makeup


Gravel Road

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +6.9%

Average Downhill Gradient: -6.7%


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

7 km

11 minutes




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

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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Vaughan Kingi

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Trail Reviews

Great track, ran it Christmas morning 2020. So many friendly people around enjoying the track, running or walking.

Tom Sweeney

January 26, 2021

Having just moved to Greymouth this trail quickly has become my favourite run. Lovely scenery, views and a nice trail to run on with a few small hills.

Vicky Youngman

January 3, 2021

Awesome trail. Great views, well maintained

Daniel Parkinson

May 23, 2020

This trail is just wow, just love the West Coast. The views along the coast are just stunning, the bush is magical and the track is so runnable. This trail has it all.

Sharon Sharpe

January 30, 2020

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