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    Volunteer Hut Wardens for 2016-17 Summer Season

    Do you still have some capacity in your holiday schedule? Want to kick your Summer into action with the gift of giving? Well, here is your opportunity … the chance to make a difference and live the dream!… Read More

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    Muscle & Dreams – the documentary

    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

About The Old Ghost Road

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……

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Pretty cool to see The Old Ghost Road and Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail in Lonely Planet's Epic Bike Rides of the World. Way to go, both. ... See MoreSee Less

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For those who haven't had a chance to see the documentary on creating The Old Ghost Road, Muscle and Dreams, TVNZ 1 will be screening it at 9am this Labour Day (24th October). If you have a friend you think might enjoy it please feel free to tag them in this post. ... See MoreSee Less

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