Trail Operators – Official Partners
The trail operators shown on this page are ‘Official Partners’ – businesses who have pledged to provide cycle and walker-friendly products and services and are committed to ensuring you receive the products, services and/or support necessary to have an enjoyable experience. Our hope is that you, in turn, give them the opportunity to deliver on this pledge.
All Official Partners
We are based in Murchison, at the Lyell end of The Old Ghost Road. We can shuttle you and your pack or mountain bike between Lyell, Seddonvillle, Murchison, and Nelson. We’ll store your bike bags and other gear while you are on the OGR. Times to suit your schedule, or ask us about car relocations. Contact us through the website or ring us for a quote. Andrew and Mary.
Based in Reefton 'Go Tracks' offers a complete shuttle service to any of the fantastic mountain bike and tramping locations in the West Coast region. Shuttles are available seven days a week to The Old Ghost Road, Paparoas and Reefton tracks. We offer great accommodation/shuttle packages for riders of most levels. If you would like shuttles to a destination that is slightly outside the square then we will happily look into it. Our staff are licensed drivers and we offer fully licensed vehicles to make your journey safe and comfortable.
Tripinn Hostel YHA Westport
Our beautiful historical building in Westport caters for everyone , offering double, twin & share rooms as well as private en suite rooms for a little more luxury. Enjoy cozy fires during winter or beautiful gardens over summer with room to pitch a tent. 2 lounge rooms, a large new fully equipped kitchen, BBQ area, large sunny deck & bike shed also a secure lock up room to store your bikes. We’re very centrally located 2 blocks from shops restaurants etc. We promise you a clean comfortable stay.
Cactus has been producing quality New Zealand-made clothing and outdoor products for 25 years and has built a legendary and near-cult following on the back of products that perform to the highest standards and last like we used to expect things would! Many Cactus products are the perfect accompaniment for an Old Ghost Road experience. Specifically, the Cactus bikepacking range promises to transform your riding experience and enjoyment by shifting the load off your back and onto your bike.
HikenBike Shuttle and Relocation Services Ltd
Original shuttle and relocation providers for the OGR. Recognised SPECIALISTS in VEHICLE RELOCATION ($160 incl. GST) providing flexible, convenient and cost effective services. Lock boxes at both ends and free secure fenced parking at our Seddonville base for ultimate peace of mind. Our experienced, professional drivers are smoke-free. HikenBike carries additional insurance for relocation’s alongside extensive public liability insurance. SHUTTLES on demand to suit you. For any size group our competitive pricing structure will not be beaten. Call us or check out our website for prices and customer reviews.
Off The Beaten Track
Located next to the Buller River in Murchison, 20 minutes to the start of The Old Ghost road. Off The Beaten Track has self catered cabins set in a peaceful, well established garden with bbq/brazier area, hammocks and seating to relax in. There is a bike storage, workshop and hire facility for your convenience. We have experienced mountain biking staff that can help you plan your next adventure, giving you guidance about the local tracks and other important information. Drop us a message about your next planned adventure.
For the ultimate convenience and flexibility select a VEHICLE RELOCATION between the trailheads for your own vehicle or rental vehicle. With secure key drop boxes at both trailheads, a dedicated team of professional drivers and comprehensive public liability insurance, Buller Adventures is the leading vehicle relocation provider for the OGR – check out our TripAdvisor reviews! We also provide a friendly, reliable MOUNTAIN BIKE HIRE service utilising our fleet of well-equipped Merida One-Forty 700 full suspension bikes, and offer HELICOPTER GEAR DROPS to huts at competitive rates.
Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge
At the northern trailhead of The Old Ghost Road, a special wilderness accommodation and cafe experience lies waiting to be discovered. Begin or end your Old Ghost Road adventure with a night at the Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge, or just relax and soak up the ambience of our pristine setting – all are welcome. We offer deeply comfortable accommodation, hearty meals and relaxed friendly hosts, along with a range of local beer and wines.
Great Rides App
The only mobile app designed for the NZ Great Rides and a national partner of the NZ Cycle Trail. Working offline it offers GPS tracking, over 1,500+ pages of maps, photos and trail section descriptions. The app includes the Old Ghost Road. Download it free today!
Murchison Heli Tours
Located within half a mile of Kahurangi National Park, Murchison Heli Tours provides a professional and efficient service for Heli Bikers, Heli Hikers and those that just want to view the trail from above. Our location makes us a cost-effective solution to get to where you want to go. Our AS350 has specifically designed bike racks that ensure your bike is secure and safe for the flight. The Guimbal Cabri G2 is a fantastic option for getting your packs and food up to the top so you don’t have to.
Gentle Annie Seaside Accommodation and Camping Ground
10 minutes from the Seddonville-end of The Old Ghost Road you’ll find Gentle Annie Seaside Accommodation and Camping Ground. Bounded by nikau-fringed native bush, the Tasman Sea and Mokihinui River, Gentle Annie is a great spot to stay before or after your OGR adventure! We have 4 private self-contained holiday homes, a backpacker-style lodge and camping sites offering stunning views, right next to the beautiful beach. Enjoy delicious cuisine and coffee at the Cowshed Cafe.
The Old Nurses Home Guesthouse
Reefton’s largest accommodation provider with 30 centrally heated rooms of all sizes providing great accommodation for groups or single travellers. Linen, duvets & towels supplied. Sky TV, complimentary WI-FI, tea & coffee. Picturesque grounds with off-street parking and secure undercover bike storage – the perfect launching pad for your Old Ghost Road experience.
Helicopter Charter Karamea
Heli Charter Karamea is a fully licensed and approved tourism operator certified for the transportation of passengers, bikes and gear. With intimate knowledge and experience gained from years of working on The Old Ghost Road, we are THE specialists when it comes to aerial lifting and transport. We have helicopters in Seddonville at the northern end of The Old Ghost Road and Karamea, on the doorstep of Kahurangi National Park, the options are aplenty. Proud to be a major sponsor of The Old Ghost Road.
Bike hire, shuttle, workshop – we do it all! With a fleet of full-suspension 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper 29 comp’s, fully serviced and adjusted to correct settings for your enjoyment and safety, this is “the” bike for our trails. Worried about bike damage in transit? Our eight-bike shuttle trailer is equipped with Thule Proride 598 racks so we don’t put the scratches on your bike that you wish you hadn’t done on the trail. Qualified cycle workshop with service parts and accessories, we can meet all your needs for your adventure.
The Lazy Cow Accommodation
Whether biking or hiking, you’ll find Murchison conveniently situated just 30km from Lyell (the start/end of the track). Offering self or fully-catered home-style accommodation to groups of all sizes (max 18). All six of our bedrooms have fully made-up beds in a variety of rooming arrangements. Breakfasts, cut-lunches and evening meals are part of our “Ghost-Road Special” packages…. contact us for details. On-site facilities at The Lazy Cow include our fully licensed “Cow Shed Restaurant”, unlimited wifi, laundry, storage, wash-down and service stands (with tools) and some spares.
Bazil’s Hostel Transport and Accommodation
Bazils Hostel & Surf School, right in the middle of Town. Standard dorms, Self Contained Units, Twin, Double, Camping, and Family Room options. Great Facilities, Pizza Oven, BBQ, Large Deck Area, Hammocks, Cosy TV Lounges, Free WIFI, Bike Storage, Luggage Storage, MTB Hire, Electric Mountain Bikes, Transport with Bike Trailor, Surf School and Hire, Paddleboard Trips Daily. Bazils Crew will Guarantee a great Time for all…
Archer House is the home of “Westport” offering 3 large bedrooms with ensuites. It is a category 1 New Zealand Heritage Home, built with opulence and grandeur for prosperous grocer Robert Taylor in the late 1880s, and lovingly restored by the present owner Paul Archer. Relax in one of three guest lounges with a complimentary glass of wine or take a short stroll to all town amenities and restaurants. You have the full use of a modern kitchen, coffee & tea facilities, laundry, sky tv & free Wi-Fi.
Want to ride the Old Ghost Road but need help with transport, gear drops, guiding, catering or bike hire? Helibike Nelson has you covered. The experienced, approachable team at Helibike Nelson are registered Adventure Activity Operators and will ensure your Old Ghost Road experience is one to remember – for all the right reasons. As much or as little support as you need, even single day Helibike options.
We are 3.5km from the northern end of the OGR. We have 6 motel units available which are capable of sleeping 18 guests. We have WI-FI, a bike wash area, secure shelter for bike storage and have parking for while you are on the trail. We have a restaurant for hot meals or takeaways for when you finish your journey and a small shop for any essential needs you may have. We look forward to seeing you at the Seddonville hotel. Thank you, Graeme.