Old Ghost Road Roundabout

OverviewTrail Status: Open

Seddonville — Lyell (2-3 days, 80km)

Riders can bypass this section by travelling through Seddonville and onto SH67 and rejoin the route where the Charming Creek track emerges at Ngakawau (or vice versa if travelling in clockwise direction).

The Old Ghost Road Roundabout touring route forms a loop connecter with the Old Ghost Road Great Ride.

It starts at the northern end of The Old Ghost Road 4km east of Seddonville, and travels along the Charming Creek Walkway, along SH67 before climbing up to the mining town of Denniston. It then follows the ‘Denniston Shortcut’ through the remote Orikaka Ecological Area to the Lyell car park at the southern end of The Old Ghost Road.

Be Prepared

Lyell is in the Buller Gorge on Highway 6, 34km west of Murchison and 63km east of Westport.

There is an airport in Westport serviced by Sounds Air with daily flights to and from Wellington.

Riding surface: A mix of single track, gravel road and sealed road.

Note: Do not attempt the Denniston section if it has been raining heavily; the Orikaka/Mackley River will be uncrossable.

Take maps NZTopo50-BR21 Granity and NZTopo50-BR22 Lyell.

There is accommodation at Seddonville, Ngakawau and Granity and a campground at Lyell.

There is food available from Seddonville, Ngakawau, Granity and Waimangaroa.

Old Ghost Road Roundabout

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