Old Ghost Road
Due to be completed in late 2015 the Old Ghost Road Mountain Bike Trail is part of the network of cycle trails built as part of the Great Rides of New Zealand under Nga Haeranga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail. Commencing at Lyell Campground in the Upper Buller Gorge, the Old Ghost Road follows the old gold mining route of the 1870’s that goes through to Seddonville on the West Coast, 50km north of Westport.
The Old Ghost Road Mountain Bike Trail travels 84km past numerous abandoned gold mining camps and ghost towns, through magnificent native forest and river valleys, over tussock topped sub alpine regions, with spectacular views of Mokihinui Gorge. View giant podocarp rainforest with native flora and fauna.
Best Season to Ride the Old Ghost Trail
Open year round, The Old Ghost Bike Trail is suitable for both intermediate and advanced mountain bikers. The weather conditions do vary between years, however the period from late summer (February) to early winter (June) is the most settled. The wettest time of year is generally spring (September to November). During winter (June to August) you may have a chance of snow on the higher hill areas.