28kms north of Hokitika, Kumara is a former gold mining town that has enjoyed a recent revitalisation and is a key stop on the West Coast Wilderness Trail.
Kumara has some interesting history on display and is a convenient location on the State Highway and West Coast Wilderness Trail.
Kumara is a major stopping point along the scenic West Coast Wilderness Trail, one of NZ’s “Great Rides” for cycling.
Kumara hosts some of the West Coast’s largest events, including the annual Coast to Coast endurance race and Kumara Horse Races.
See a boulder too big for gold miners to move (it’s REALLY big) on the Londonderry Rock walk