The Old Ghost Road

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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.....

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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

Posted by: The Old Ghost Road

Short video documentary of our one of our volunteer campaigns.

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Latest donations

  • John

    John on 24 Mar 2020

    $40

    thanks for a great trail

    $40

  • Tom

    Tom on 24 Mar 2020

    $200

    Thanks for putting in such an awesome track. Really appreciate all the trapping going on too. (Tom & Anna, Whangarei)

    $200

  • Julia

    Julia on 16 Mar 2020

    $100

    Two of us have just walked the OGR - great well maintained track, inspiring story, wonderful facilities, amazing views and met lovely people along the way. A wonderful tourism asset to bring people to NZ.

    $100

  • Geoff

    Geoff on 14 Mar 2020

    $500

    Our group of six spent a brilliant two days riding the OGR. in early March. The work that goes into operating and maintaining the track and huts is outstanding and we loved meeting the other track users too.

    $500

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 12 Mar 2020

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    FYI Janelle, As you suggested -track fees for Robyn Scott, Verleene Robertson and Norma Scoby of Whangarei. We ended up staying in the hut at Lyell saddle as there was room and we had one unwell member, Stern Valley campsite as well. 2 of us spent one rainy night at Mokihinui Forks hut. The rest we camped off track. Great trip thanks. Please let Warden Bruce from Ekatahuna know that we have paid the full fee as agreed. Cheers Robyn Scott

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