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

Epic ride on the Old Ghost Road”

17 March, 2016

Epic ride on the Old Ghost Road”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days agoNEW

We rode the Old Ghost Road a couple of weeks ago, and got a lift up with Habitat. They were really helpful and have top notch hire gear - to the extent that I wished I hadn't carted my bike from Australia so I could have hired one of theirs! The trail is an unbelievable experience, and it was great to get shuttled from end to end!

Visited February 2016


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

Transport and Shuttle Service

03 February, 2016

Habitat Sports Now offers a Shuttle Service.


 Our FULLY licensed driver (passenger endorsement and ID on display) and COF van is clean safe and ready to carry paying passengers.

Our Covered Trailer will carry bikes, bags and bike trailers - all at NO EXTRA COST!


Ride or Hike The Old Ghost Road, Heaphy Track, Croesus, Big River, Kirwans,   Denniston Plateau, Charming Creek - just to mention a few in the area.


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Happy Birthday Habitat Sports 7 years xx

22 October, 2015

Thank you to all of you out there who support us.

We love seeing your smiles when you come back from a weekend biking, fishing, hunting or camping with your family and friends.

We cant believe we have been here 7 years already.

Thanks again for your support Denna and Adrian 

Stevenson Mining Source to Sea

12 September, 2015

Stevenson Mining Source to Sea Cycle Challenge

Saturday November 7th, 2015
Nelson Lakes to Westport


10% off entry when you pop into Habitat Sports to enter!!  

The Worlds Fastest 100-miler
If you have a PB for this classic distance, chances are it’s on the S2C, the 620-metre elevation drop from the start to the finish means gravity will be helping you achieve your record time.

“Something For Everyone!”
Events for 2015
  • 160km Solo ride (Nelson Lakes to Westport)
  • 160km 2-Ride Relay Team (Nelson Lakes - Murchison - Wesport)
  • 160km 3-Rider Relay Team (Nelson Lakes - Murchison - Inangahua - Westport)
  • 100km Solo ride (Murchison - Westport)
  • 50km Solo ride (Inangahua - Westport)

Helmet Trade in is back

10 September, 2015


Here at Habitat Sports your safety is paramount, this is why we fit every helmet we sell. Its important to get the right size and fit. Professionally for your safety FREE.

Save money bring us your OLD, Damaged ill-fitting helmet or the broken one lying around in your shed for a discount on a new one!!

New Zealand Made, Bell, Specialized - Road, Mountain, BMX - Child or Adult.

We even fit helmets for people how say they can't find the right size. So if your Not happy with your helmet or your child's helmet get into habitat Sports and save $$.

3 Weeks of Heaphy riding left

08 September, 2015

Experience mountainbiking the Heaphy Track through Kahurangi National Park!

A nice day ride or over night trip to the Heaphy hut is a must do ride, with only 3 weeks left of the season - get peddling!!  

From the Kohaihai River just north of Karamea to the Heaphy Hut is a great day ride taking 1.5 to 3 hours each way depending on how many great photos you take and your fitness levels. The Heaphy Hut is always a nice hut to stay in, so make it an overnighter - make sure you book your huts before you go!! This part of the track is a grade 3 and can be ridden by most riders .....just give your self lots of time. This ride is worth doing and you will 100% enjoy your self.


Please note: The Heaphy Track is only open to bikes until 30 September 2015

Christmas is getting close

08 September, 2015

Christmas is getting close - Laybys  and finance here to help you at Habitat Sports. We will wrap your gifts and hold them for you until the 24th if you need.

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).