Kumara is located on the West Coast of the South Island near the Taramakau River, midway between Greymouth and Hokitika. Taramakau River is popular for its whitebait, trout and salmon fishing, and outdoor enthusiasts can also hike and hunt in the surrounding areas. Kumara is only an hour from three skifields in the Arthur's Pass National Park.

Visit the Seddon House Site, where an interpretive panel details the story of the life and political career of Richard John Seddon, premier of New Zealand from 1893 until his death in 1906. The Speights Coast to Coast endurance race starts in Kumara township and has done for 25 years. The Coast to Coast attracts over 800 competitors each with their own support crews. 

Geographic Location

25km south of Greymouth