The Old Ghost Road is a single track road which used to be a gold miners’ track. The road extends between the ghost town of Lyell and Seddonville on the West Coast. Most of the area is contained within the Kahurangi National Park. The track is 85km long and has an amazing flowing track, native forests, and river flats. This road connects the Buller road in Lyell and ends at the Mokihinui River in the north.
At Maxi Adventures, we provide transport for tampers and mountain bikes to and from Nelson/Picton to Lyell/Seddonville. Enquire with us about your plans and we’ll create a solution that works for you.
The sections of Old Ghost Track:
Lyell Campsite to Saddle Hut: This path is 18km long and takes 3-4 hours on mountain bikes, 4-6 hours by foot. Lyell Campsite is the initial point of the track.
Lyell Saddle Hut to Ghost Lake Hut: It covers the distance of 12km with biking time 3-4 hours and tramping time 3-5 hours. The 6km path from saddle hut to Ghost Lake takes you to Lyell range through 6km of ridges which offer impressive views before reaching Ghost Lake.
Ghost lake Hut to Stern valley Hut: The total distance of this path is 13km with biking time of 2-3 hours and tramping time of 3-4 hours. This path is bit complicated to cover and you may have to carry your bike through narrow and winding steps before reaching Stern valley Hut.
Stern Valley Hut to Goat Creek Hut: The total distance here is 14km which can be done in 2-3 hours by bike and 3-4 hours by foot. In this section, climbing is required before getting to Goat creek hut. This path is dangerous on the time of floods.
Goat Creek Hut to Mokihinui Forks Hut: 1-2 hours by bike and 2-3 hours by foot with a distance of 8km. To reach on the Mokihinui forks you travel through the forest.
Mokihinui Forks Hut to Specimen Point Hut: A short 3km, 1 hour on bikes and 1-2 hours walking.
Specimen Point Hut to Seddonville: This is last part of the above journey which covers 17km and takes 2-4 hours on bikes and 4-6 hours by foot. The specimen’s road is joined with Seddonville via Mokihinui River.
More information about this track can be found on the DOC site. Click here.