Created by West Coast Film, Muscle & Dreams – Creating The Old Ghost Road is an engaging documentary following a keen group of enthusiasts as they transform an idea for a gold miners road from the 1800s into… Read More
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In the North West corner of the South Island of New Zealand a ghost has awakened. A long-forgotten gold miners’ road has been 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 traverses 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 has partnered 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 and four ghost towns populate the route. The Old Ghost Road is quite literally an 85km-long outdoor museum.
Our volunteers and supporters know that each generation grows up in an increasingly urbanised environment. Our 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……
It's here! The documentary made by West Coast Film called Muscle and Dreams - Creating The Old Ghost Road. The film is now available to rent from Vimeo On Demand. We hope you enjoy watching it, please feel free to tag anyone you feel might be interested in the story.
Our documentary on the Old Ghost road has been 4 years in the making. It started out as a promo project but we soon got swept along with this wonderful project. It is now available at Vimeo On-Demand...