Stays beginning during winter months (June, July and August) will be priced at a flat rate of $99 per adult and $50 per child.
All huts have the following facilities:
A rain-fed water supply (off the hut roof), internal sink, cutlery, crockery, cooking pots, gas cook tops, a frying pan, kettle and a coffee plunger, communal living area, wood stove, outside composting toilet, bike storage and a bike repair station.
Any currency conversion from NZD will be indicative only
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Lyell Saddle - Hut
Lyell Saddle - Hut — Shared Accommodation (1 night min)
Located 18km from The Old Ghost Road’s southern trail head, the Lyell Saddle Hut was the first constructed by Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust volunteers in April 2011.
The hut looks directly into the headwaters of the Mokihinui South Branch and across to the Glasgow Range. It is surrounded by a mixture of beech and cloud forest, and can equally be swathed in mist or bathed in sun.
Ghost Lake - Hut
Ghost Lake - Hut — Shared Accommodation (1 night min)
Located 12km from Lyell Saddle and 30km from The Old Ghost Road’s southern trail head, Ghost Lake Hut was the third hut constructed by Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust volunteers in January 2012.
The hut, which is perched above an alpine cirque and nestled beneath Rocky Tor, has extensive views across Murchison to Nelson Lakes National Park, and north east to Kahurangi National Park. It is a true alpine hut and superb destination in its own right. In winter there is frequently snow on the ground.
Stern Valley - Hut
Specimen Point - Hut
Specimen Point - Hut — Shared Accommodation (1 night min)
Located 17km from The Old Ghost Road’s northern trail head, Specimen Point Hut was the fourth and last hut constructed by Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust volunteers in April 2012.
The hut, which overlooks Specimen Creek at the confluence with the Mokihinui River. It is on the edge of beech forest and at the foot of the Glasgow Range. It is an ideal overnight location for users seeking a moderate tramp or walk up the Mokihinui Gorge, or a base for further explorations of the gorge and Mokihinui South Branch. Rafters often put in near Specimen Creek, making the hut a destination for such groups.
In the North West corner of the South Island of New Zealand a ghost has awakened. A long-forgotten gold miners’ road has been revived as a mountain biking and tramping trail – connecting the old dray road in the Lyell (Upper Buller Gorge) to the mighty Mokihinui River in the north. The 85km-long Old Ghost Road traverses majestic native forest, open tussock tops, river flats and forgotten valleys.
Accommodation on the Old Ghost Road consists of comfortable, well insulated backcountry huts and rustic summer sleepouts for those looking for some privacy.
General Room Facilities
All huts are equipped with mattresses, gas cookers, and cooking equipment.
Carparking is available at both the Lyell and Seddonville trail heads.
Location / Distances
45 minutes drive from Westport
Between 2:00 pm and 11:30 pm
CANCELLATION and AMENDMENT POLICY
To make a booking cancellation or amendment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your booking reference number, name and a clear description of what change(s) you wish to make. Cancellation and/or amendment requests must be made by the person who made the initial booking.
Any charges resulting from amendments or additions to bookings will be charged to the credit card supplied with the initial booking.
Cancellations (whether in part or full):
◦ Notified more than 21 days prior to your arrival date (i.e. the start of your trip) are eligible for an 80% refund (of the cancelled portion).
◦ Notified between 21 days and 72 hours prior to 12 noon on your arrival date (i.e. the start of your trip) are eligible for a 50% refund (of the cancelled portion).
◦ Notified less than 72 hours prior to 12 noon on your arrival date (i.e. the start of your trip), or at any point following, are ineligible for any refund (i.e. 100% forfeiture of the cancelled portion).
Amendments (e.g. changes to booking dates and/or accommodation type):
◦ Notified more than 21 days prior to your arrival date (i.e. the start of your trip) will not be subject to an amendment fee.
◦ Notified between 21 days and 72 hours prior to 12 noon on your arrival date (i.e. the start of your trip) will be subject to a $30 amendment fee.
◦ Notified less than 72 hours prior to 12 noon on your arrival date (i.e. the start of your trip) will be subject to a $50 amendment fee.
◦ Notified after 12 noon on your arrival date(i.e. the start of your trip) will be treated as cancellations and will be subject to new booking costs.
In order to change booking dates, replacement dates must be provided immediately.
Where an amendment transfers your booking into a higher rate season, the uplift will be payable. Where an amendment transfers your booking into a lower rate season, no refund will apply.
Prices are subject to change. Where a price lesser than you paid becomes available, no refund or post-purchase price adjustment will apply to your existing booking.
Access and use of the trail is subject to the state of the trail. Similarly, access to and use of facilities/structures along the trail (including accommodation) is subject to the state of the facilities/structures and subject to the state of the trail giving access to the facilities/structures. It is possible something may occur that, in our discretion, prevents you from using the trail or any facilities/structures on the trail (including accommodation), for example (without limitation), occurrence of weather or other forces of nature including fire or earthquake, action or inaction by any government agency, or significant damage or loss of any track section(s) or facility/structure (including accommodation) (Unforeseen Event).
If, in our discretion, an Unforeseen Event occurs, you acknowledge that you will not have access and use of the affected trail and/or facilities/structures (including accommodation) and that we will have to cancel any bookings you have made. In the case of an Unforeseen Event, our standard cancellation policies will not apply in these circumstances and you will not be entitled to any refund. We may allow you to transfer any booking you have made to another date(s) when the Unforeseen Event no longer exists. However, we have no obligation to do so.