• 550_Ghost Lake Hut Sunrise

  • 550_Winter Ghost Lake

  • 550_Riders crossing Ghost Lake Boardwalk

  • 550_Old kettle

  • 550_Riders about to descend

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  • boardwalk wide angle

  • fp_slider Boardwalk cloud forest

  • fp_slider chopper bike chain

  • fp_slider GL afternoon light

  • fp_slider lake dawn

  • fp_slider Mok Green

  • fp_slider morning fog

  • fp_slider rider gorge overlook

  • fp_slider runners on bridge

  • fp_slider Suicide bridge

  • fp_slider Three bikes

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About The Old Ghost Road

In the North West corner of the South Island of New Zealand a ghost is awakening. A long-forgotten gold miners’ road is being 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 will traverse majestic native forest, open tussock tops, river flats and forgotten valleys.
A proud member of the New Zealand Cycle Trail, the volunteer-driven Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust is partnering with a range of other entities to make The Old Ghost Road a reality. It’s almost as if the engineers from the 1870’s knew we were coming! The spirits of the old miners and track builders are inescapable. No less than five ghost towns populate the route.  The Old Ghost Road is quite literally an 85km-long outdoor museum.
The Old Ghost Road is a work in progress and is due for completion in late 2015 (refer to our Trail Status page for updates).
Our volunteers and supporters know that each generation grows up in an increasingly urbanised environment. The connection to the land dims. Here, on The Old Ghost Road, heritage, wilderness, accessibility and storytelling come together in an unforgettable way. We invite you to join the journey……

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Great ride to ghost lake with 10 cm snow! ... See MoreSee Less

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Some special places in this video - Westport, The Old Ghost Road, Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge with Hike n Bike Shuttle and Karamea Helicharter plus Whanake Gallery & Espresso Bar Westport, Coaltown Museum and Westport I-site. Please share this video especially with people you know who love tramping and mountain biking in spectacular and breath taking surroundings! Buller really is Top of the West Coast! Well Done to all involved! Yet another reason of many to Move to Westport ... See MoreSee Less

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Some special places in this video - Westport, The Old Ghost Road, Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge with Hike n Bike Shuttle and Karamea Helicharter plus Whanake Gallery & Espresso Bar Westport, Coaltown Museum and Westport I-site. Please share this video especially with people you know who love tramping and mountain biking in spectacular and breath taking surroundings! Buller really is Top of the West Coast! Well Done to all involved! ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice pics from Coastal Sports Kaikoura! ... See MoreSee Less

A few more photos from the last couple of days. The Old Ghost Rd on the west coast. It's hard to describe how amazing the work is the trail crew have done on this project. Aimed at completion for summ...

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Several months ago a film crew from Tourism New Zealand swung by to gather footage for a promotional video (primarily aimed at the international market). Check out the result here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP1fnLEu0QU
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