OLD GHOST ADVENTURES – TUMBLER
2 Day/2 Night
Hike or Bike and Raft
Treat yourself to four dramatic perspectives on one of New Zealand’s grandest wilderness rivers – the Mokihinui. Hike or Bike 17km’s with your overnight gear up the Mokihinui Gorge to your accommodation for the evening – the spectacularly sited Specimen Point hut. Awake on day 2 for a nourishing breakfast and coffee, before a 3km walk along The Old Ghost Road to the Mokihinui Forks to rendezvous with your raft and rafting guides. Your surplus gear (including bikes) will be returned to the Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge via helicopter. The adventure starts immediately with the Mokihinui River providing the way for a tumbling ride back down through the Gorge to the Rough and Tumble Lodge where you shower, dine, relax, and stay.
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- Helicopter transportation of rafting equipment and guides to Mokihinui Forks and return transport of surplus equipment at the start of Day 2 such as mountain bikes and overnight gear;
- One night’s accommodation at Specimen Point hut;
- Packed lunch on Day 1;
- Picnic lunch provided by raft guides on Day 2;
- Raft, rafting equipment, dry bags and raft guide;
- One night’s accommodation at Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge in double guest suite with free wifi;
- A hearty three course dinner, and cooked and continental breakfast per guest;
Note: Personal hiking and biking items including mountain bikes, sleeping bags, toiletries, outdoor wear, bike tools and parts and hut meals are not included.
Self-drive to the northern end of The Old Ghost Road and begin your hiking or biking journey up the rugged Mokihinui Gorge, arriving at your overnight destination – Specimen Point hut. Whip up a hearty backcountry dinner while you relax on the hut deck and contemplate the mighty Mokihinui River – right down in front of you – and the course of your adventure the following day.
After a tasty hut breakfast and coffee, warm up with a gentle 3km stroll along the Old Ghost Road to the ‘Mokihinui Forks’ and your rafting put in. Here you will be met by your raft and rafting guides (all arriving by helicopter) with any surplus equipment such as mountain bikes and over-night gear being flown back out where it will be waiting for you at the end of your journey at the Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge. From here, it’s straight into it as you run a Grade 4 rapid and then settle into predominantly Grade 3+ rafting for the length of the Mokihinui Gorge. Pull in down the gorge for a picnic lunch before resuming your wild ride, using rare flat sections of river to marvel at The Old Ghost Road (your passage up the Gorge the previous day) hugging the hillside high to your left. Get excited as you float on by and pull out just below the Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge – your dining and accommodation destination for the evening. Enjoy a warm shower and pre-dinner drink as you process your thoughts about the dramatic perspectives of land and water passages up and down the Mokihinui Gorge. Following a delicious dinner at the Lodge, have one more tipple before turning in for a sweet and deep sleep.
After a good night’s rest and recovery, your hosts will provide a leisurely full cooked breakfast and bid you farewell for your safe onward travel.