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Address: Lyell | Upper Buller Gorge, Westport 7825, New Zealand
Phone Number:
0800843653
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We planned and began this trip with some trepidation. I was expecting it to be tough, a long climb, some technical bits and some narrow challenging trails especially with a load... read more

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Feilding, New Zealand
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Feilding, New Zealand
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79 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We planned and began this trip with some trepidation. I was expecting it to be tough, a long climb, some technical bits and some narrow challenging trails especially with a load of gear on board. We planned well, the right crew of riders who could handle the challenge and ride most of it (not quite all), 3 days/2 nights allowed... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two of us mountain biked the trail and stayed in the Specimen Hut. We have completed most of NZ's mountain bike trails and found Old Ghost Road to be a spectacular mix of NZ scenery, flora and fauna as well as a fantastic physical challenge. The huts were very comfortable and well laid out. Could have been a bit more... More 

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London, UK
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's not easy - let's get that out of the way right from the start - but it is so so so worth it. Do plenty of training, and take plenty of gear, spares, and food. Be prepared for amazing views, fabulous downhill, and a wild wild location.

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Thank chris j
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing tramp with great views and variety each day. The track and huts are very well maintained even with cold showers at some of the huts!! Bring shower things if you can handle cold outdoor showers. We stayed in the summer huts at lyell, old ghost lake, stern, and specimen point which were well laid out and close to the... More 

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TheOldGhostRoad, Team at The Old Ghost Road, responded to this review

Hi Jacqui, thank you for your kind words. It is fantastic to hear you had a great experience with your family, and we certainly hope that you do come back! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the most amazing ride I have been on. The first day from Lyell is tough as it's all unrelenting climb. However the reward is all the sweeter because of the effort required and I wouldn't do it any other way. The second day is long but amazing. I discovered much about the local ecosystem as well... More 

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Thank Colin F
TheOldGhostRoad, Team at The Old Ghost Road, responded to this review

It is wonderful to hear that you had such a great trip, so thank you for sharing! More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is almost unbelievable that they were allowed to build a trail as amazing as this, and that they had the determination to follow it through such an unrelenting landscape. But they did and the result is an unforgettable trail in a breathtaking landscape. Shame about those bloody sandflys, don't forget your repellents and creams if your skin reacts to... More 

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TheOldGhostRoad, Team at The Old Ghost Road, responded to this review

We would simply love to get rid of those sandflies James! Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate it. More 

Murchison, New Zealand
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very straightforward track to follow covering a diverse range of landscapes all waiting to delight the visitor.There are four huts along the way all beautifully sited and usually choosing three of these for a four day walk is sufficient. Certainly a special experience and one which you will feel privileged to have experienced.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to be in such remote country on a purpose built MTB track. Great uphill gradients to Ghost Lake and from Stern Hut with fab downhill from both Skyline Steps and Solemn Saddle. Great and fast out track

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TheOldGhostRoad, Team at The Old Ghost Road, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we are pleased you enjoyed your time on the OGR. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is in my view is the last frontier, 85kms of magic mounting bike track carved through some of the best NZ has to offer, a marvel of foresight, determination, effort and cleverness. It will in my view become one of the iconic things to do in NZ. The Milford Track for Mountain Bikers. And the heli drop of food... More 

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Thank Gordon H
TheOldGhostRoad, Team at The Old Ghost Road, responded to this review

Hey Gordon, thanks so much for the feedback on your trip! Its great to get some perspective from someone who has ridden the trail before some of our recent improvements. Hope to have you back again! More 

Christchurch
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get out there and do it.. Do it as a tramp.. or take your time over four days.. but just Do iT! The bit I loved the most abou this track was knowing the love and hard work put in by so many to make such a wonderful resource for us all to use.. It is truly inspiring and motivating... More 

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