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Old Ghost Road


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Old Ghost Road - Epic Alpine Helibike Bike Trails
Old Ghost Road - Epic Alpine Helibike Bike Trails
Old Ghost Road Helibike Scenic Helicopter Flight

The Old Ghost Road is a new and epic trail traversing some spectacular alpine terrain. We are now taking bookings for two or three day guided tours once this trail is complete. In the meantime we are offering both ground based and Helibike options for this fantastic trail – come and see what all the fuss is about!

Our Old Ghost Road Helibike starts with a long scenic Helicopter flight, taking us from Nelson across the remote and awe inspiring peaks of the Kahurangi National Park, and on through to Ghost Lake Hut at the top of the Old Ghost Road. On our flight we pass over some of the scenery from the Lord Of The Rings films on top of Mount Owen, as we head through some of New Zealand’s most remote and interesting landscapes. The marble mountains and lush native forests will have you captivated.

After spending some time taking it all in and admiring the views, we mount up and ride across to the towering “Tor” and visit the “Tombstone”, and even have a knock at “Heaven’s Door”! Then it’s down through the deep lush native forest to Lyell Saddle Hut where we stop for lunch (Provided).

After lunch we cruise the 18km down the old dray trail, stopping to lookat the mining relics and natural formations before finally arriving down at Lyell Campsite to meet our transport.

A stop in Murchison on the way home for a “Debrief” finishes the day off nicely.


Vehicle Transfer departing Nelson to Helipad | returning to Nelson by vehicle | Experienced local guides | snacks | Lunch | a moderate level of biking fitness required | suitable for intermediate level mountain bikers.

For novice riders this trip can be customized to drop us at the top of the easy part of the trail. You still get all the views, just not the harder section of track.


Helicopters Nelson Base


  • Vehicle Transfers available
  • Experienced local guides
  • Some Mountain biking experience recommended
  • A moderate level of biking fitness and skills recommended.

Bike and equipment hire available via Helibike Nelson.

If you want to customise any of our trips or discuss options, please feel free to contact us

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