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.


Latest update

Descent from Ghost Lake  13 November 2014

Short video documentary of our one of our volunteer campaigns.


Latest donations

  • Lindsay Duncan

    Lindsay Duncan on 09 May 2019

    $50

    Thanks for providing a great all round experience.

    $50

  • Smiley Couple

    Smiley Couple on 02 May 2019

    $60

    What a ride!!! Thank you to everyone who has put in time and resources into building this gorgeous and amazing trail. So much history and what a landscape, breathtaking at every turn. Thank you again.

    $60

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 25 Apr 2019

    $164

    $164

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 22 Apr 2019

    Private

    Thank you so much to the trust and the founders of this trail. Had a great time, please do your best to maintain the trails wild status and not let it become over commercialised, it’s perfect as it is.

    Private

  • Mel Mac

    Mel Mac on 14 Apr 2019

    Private

    Private


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