The Old Ghost Road

The Old Ghost Road

In the North West corner of the South Island a 'ghost has been awakened' - and so too has New Zealand's longest continuous single track.....

West Coast

Led and powered by massive volunteer efforts (>29,500 hours to date), the 85km Old Ghost Road would not have been possible without the generous in-kind and monetary support from hundreds and hundreds of outdoor-lovers who have donated time and money.

We took on the challenge of creating The Old Ghost Road as a not-for-profit community group, now we’re intent on rising to the challenge of sustaining it. As such, we are hugely reliant on your generous donations and ‘sustainability contributions’ to help us achieve this. Our pledge in turn is that we will continue to pour passion, commitment and hard work into this, but there are nevertheless limits to the results such inputs can achieve. If you haven't already contributed, or, having now visited and seen the trail in a new light, we'd really appreciate any support you can extend.

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The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust (MLBT) was established to create and operate The Old Ghost Road. Our aim is to assist in diversifying the region’s offering to visitors, celebrate its natural heritage, create economic opportunity, and ultimately reposition the West Coast as one of New Zealand’s must-visit regions for backcountry adventuring. Not only are we creating a recreational asset of significance, we are giving threatened wildlife throughout the area a helping hand via on-the-ground predator control efforts.

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Descent from Ghost Lake  13 November 2014

Short video documentary of our one of our volunteer campaigns.

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Michael
Michael on 11 May 2024
Such an excellent trail. We rode through. Thank you so much to the volunteers and sponsors for making the trail available.
$100
Jude
Jude on 06 May 2024
$1,000
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Hi Jude, As this is the only way we can contact you, we would like to express our deepest gratitude for your incredibly generous donation. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting The Old Ghost Road!

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Alison
Alison on 01 May 2024
What a fabulous community effort - thank you!
$50
Kris
Kris on 12 Apr 2024
$50
Barbara
Barbara on 31 Mar 2024
Fantastic trail for 5 days hiking through beech forest, along the tops, and beside the river, accompanied by exquisite bird song, and ending each day in great huts. What a superb effort has gone into making the track and maintaining it. Thank you!
$100

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