Explore Murchison

Shuttle service, Guided Walks and Day Trips


Explore Murchison Ltd offers a local Shuttle Service to get you to the start of your trail, to save the hassles and concern about leaving your vehicle at trail heads.
Tramping in NZ


Going up the Matiri into the Kahurangi and the 1000 acre plateau? Across the Mole Tops to the Nelson Lakes or to Lewis Pass? Tramping the Old Ghost Road? We can drop you off / pick you up...
Biking in Murchison


Riding the Old Ghost Road? We can drop you off / pick you up at the Lyell or Seddonville end. Want to cycle over Maruia Saddle or Braeburn? Let us take you and your bikes to the start.


No 'shuttle bunny?' We can be one for you!
Bruce - fishing in Murchison


Planning a one-way trip through the Matakitaki? We can help with transport.

From Murchison, per person:
  • Swingbridge - $20 (minimum 3 people)
  • Lyell - $25 (minimum 4 people)
The rates below are for up to four people and includes one bag and one bicycle each.
  • Matiri trailhead
  • Tiraumea trailhead
  • Mole Tops trailhead
  • Lake Rotoiti
  • Lake Rotoroa
  • Karamea -
  • Nelson
Click on this link for Old Ghost Road shuttle prices. We would be very happy to quote for other destinations. Contact us - info@exploremurchison.co.nz or call 0800 MURCHISON (0800 687244) or 021 160 2502.



Our ‘Flagship’ product is the Natural Flames Experience but if you wish to be guided on other local trails around Murchison we can offer many different options. How about walking the Johnson Creek track or the Six-mile Stream track? What about a trip into the bush following an old water race to see an old traction engine? It was driven in years ago and used to cut beech logs into fluming for the gold workings - it is now all but forgotten.

We are sure we will find something suitable to your requirements, whether it's for a couple of hours or all day - we would be delighted to show you some of the reasons that we live here - and love it! Contact us - info@exploremurchison.co.nz or call 0800 MURCHISON (0800 687244) or 021 160 2502.


Marui Falls

Maybe your partner has the car for the day or you'd like to see around the area without driving? We can take you to local waterfalls, out to the swing bridge or even to see Pancake Rocks - all without the hassle of driving and with the benefit of local knowledge.

Contact us - info@exploremurchison.co.nz or call 0800 MURCHISON (0800 687244) or 021 160 2502

See our Links for recommended places to stay around Murchison and other fun things to do in the area.

TV3 New's video
Natural Flames Promo Video

Murchison Lodge


Get $5 off the ‘Natural Flames’ tour when you stay at Murchison Lodge. See the lodge website for details…


10% off for a group of four or more.