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Westports great ride

Rode it in 2 days one night at Ghost lake hut Day one was 4.5 hours Day two was 6.00 ride time... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Old Ghost Road with Buller Adventures

Completed the OGR mid November and had an absolute blast. Buller Adventures kicked us off with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert Y
Kendal, United Kingdom
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Experience an unforgettable adventure on The Old Ghost Road via our range of exciting new packages. Choose from one of our options and then sit back and let us help connect you with the magic of The Old Ghost Road.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Lyell | Upper Buller Gorge, Westport 7825, New Zealand
+64 3-280 8920
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Rode it in 2 days one night at Ghost lake hut Day one was 4.5 hours Day two was 6.00 ride time (according to Strava) - Great trail harder than expected I may not have had enough food access to additional water was easy at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maldawson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Completed the OGR mid November and had an absolute blast. Buller Adventures kicked us off with the best of starts; high spec equipment and great friendly advice from Barry - an absolute legend. Parts of the track were tough going and highly technical (walkable at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robert Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Ghost Rd was everything we hoped for and more! We rode the trail in two days starting at the Lyall end (wouldn’t think riding it the other way would be half as fun) with the first being about 7 solid hours in total...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Yoloman99000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked this track over 5 days and blessed with good weather. The trail itself is well formed and well marked along the way. Loved the views - so many and ever changing. Great huts with good facilities plus an option of a private bunk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank vgrace51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing scenery, fantastic mountain biking, the best huts around, a total immersion back country epic in every way. Kudos!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AaronC3392
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole experience is as good as everyone says it is in all the posts below with regards track, huts etc. I did it over 4 nights (approx 19km day 1, then 12km, 13km, 25km and 17km last day). Im pleased I did the 4...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Mischale C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most incredible experiences you can do on two wheels. Two MTB wheels that is. It is simply spectacular scenery and an inspiring story of its creation as a premier MTB (and walking) trail. The huts are excellent with all the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Silverbacks01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well constructed and well appointed track with stunning scenery and some scary bits. West coast beauty at its best. Huts along the way are well constructed and eco friendly.Loved the books about the track construction in each hut.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kiwiaus2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So glad we live close to this awesome trail - we will definitely be back for another go!! First time bike packing & this was the way to do it - everything you could want & more in the huts! Good climbs that challenged but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Getaway60835578995
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

A great time on the trail - almost had it all to ourselves. Huts were comfortable and we overnighted for 2 nights which work out great

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JamieR2676
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Talha U
8 October 2018|
Response from Daring2Go | Reviewed this property |
An Intermediate biker should be able to bike this track. However, do note that there are exposed sections of track, where there is a steep cliff below, where you are advised to walk your bike.
7 August 2018|
Response from MiniForklift | Reviewed this property |
The track is very clear and obvious, you would have to be in a very serious daydream for anything to happen! Any risk of falling over I would think would be very minimal.
Dinny K
29 March 2018|
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Response from MiniForklift | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn’t stop at any of the huts this time around so I’m not sure.