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Old ghost road huts

12 July, 2017

The old ghost road is a living testament hard work that has been put in to bring us this amazing 86km museum  - Hut bookings are paramount as this funds the on going up keep of this world class track - $140 per person for 1 to 4 nights in almost luxury accommodation is well worth it - so stay 4 nights and enjoy the hidden gems at each hut.    

NOW OPEN for mt Biking The Heaphy Track

01 May, 2017

The Heaphy Track
Open to bikes from 1st May until 30 November 2017
Experience mountain biking the Heaphy Track through Kahurangi National Park!
Get your Hire Bikes  Hard tail or Full suspension, from the people Who Service Bikes, and Ride bikes.... Hire your bike from the people who love MT Biking as much as you!!
Shop 03 7888 002
After hours phone 0800 THE OLD GHOST ROAD
0800 843 653

Bike boxed

20 October, 2016

Do you need your bike boxed to send it home again after your mountain-biking adventure? We box your bike as if it was one of our own so it gets home safe.

We offer a range of options:

  • Pack and Box + freight 
  • Safety Service, Pack + Box  + freight 
  • Full Service, Pack + Box + freight 
  • Bike Cleaning - price depends on were your bike is being shipped to as over seas is more involved than within NZ

Call us for more information and prices:
03 7888 002

Challenging ride in spectacular location

12 April, 2016

''This track is not at all like the Timber Trail (see earlier post & check the grade on the track webpage) – it is quite unique. A mix of alpine ridges and beech forest with riverside features plus very interesting history as well. We did it in the 2 ½ days recommended to us which was about right in terms of being able to stop to read the informative boards and to enjoy the views. They are spectacular. We had fabulous weather and clear skies so perfect for the trip. The trail is constantly being upgraded – we met some guys with a stone crusher on the top on day 1 breaking the granite into small pieces - & there is a wide range of surfaces. We hired duel suspension bikes from Habitat Sports, Westport, which we highly recommend. The bikes are superbly maintained which minimised anxiety of breakdown. The owners, Denna & Adrian, are passionate about safety and enjoyment of the experience. They are very knowledgeable regarding their extraordinary outdoor environment and the range of tracks on offer. We hired our food and extra gear from them also which reduced the amount of luggage to haul to Westport. Huge admiration for the visionary & dedicated people working on The Old Ghost Road – what an asset to New Zealand!''

Visited April 2016

0800 THE OLD GHOST ROAD

03 March, 2016

Shop 03 7888 002
After hours phone 0800 THE OLD GHOST ROAD
0800 843 653

There are a good number of rides in and around Westport such as Charming creek, The Denniston Plateau or if you are feeling a little more adventurous you can tackle a full day or multi-day rides including The Old Ghost Road, The Heaphy Track (winter only), Cerous track, Kirwins Track, Big River ... and many more! Find out more about the mountain biking trails around Westport OR TO BOOK HIRE Email us

Old Ghost Road UPDATE 7 Sep 2015

07 September, 2015

Latest up date

Work continues in the last two unformed sections and we now have just under 2km to go to connect these sections with formed trail on either side.  Nothing comes easy in this terrain however and we still expect this to take a solid three months to complete.  

For those eager to get through the whole trail as soon as possible, please note that the sections under construction remain closed for obvious safety (and user satisfaction) reasons and ‘through-users’ still need to follow the ‘marked route’ which involves some 8km of challenging tramping.  Refer to the trail map on our website for details (note the ‘marked route’ is depicted as a white dotted line).

Mt biking Buller

01 September, 2015

There are a good number of rides in and around Westport such as North Beach, Charming Creek, The Denniston Plateau or if you are feeling a little more adventurous you can tackle a full day or multi-day rides including The Old Ghost Road, The Heaphy Track OPEN NOW!!  (winter only), Cerous track, Kirwins Track, Big River ... and many more!
Find out more about the mountainbiking trails around Westport pop in and see us, read up about rides on the rides around Westport page then if you need to know give us a ring on 037888 002 

Reefton Ride

23 July, 2014

SAVE THE DATE  Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th September 2014

 

Reefton Ride

The Goldfields Journey Opening

Hill Hike or Heli Hike  the Journey

Opened by Minster Nick Smith

 

Fantastic Prizes and package deals available for this event

More info coming  soon………………  

http://quartzopolis.co.nz/mountainbiking

 

Or ring Reefton Visitor Centre 03 7328 391

67-69 Broadway

PO BOX 100

Reefton 7853

Kirwans Track update

21 July, 2014

The Kirwans track up to the hut has a number of slips with trees down across the track at the moment about 3/4 of the way up. You can walk it - Keep in mind the water tank is FROZEN solid at the moment....... and if you were supper keen you could get your bikes over them best with more than one of you. See www.facebook.com/habitatsports for photos.