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Seeking volunteers for February 2017


***Update*** – We are now fully subscribed, thanks to all those interested. 

Do you still have some capacity in your holiday schedule? Want to ‘muck in’ and give something back in 2017?

Well, here’s your chance to make a difference and live the dream! Come and help to maintain and improve The Old Ghost Road.

If you’re interested, please read our prospectus to see if it is for you and contact us with the details at the end.


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! Come and help The Old Ghost Road as one of our inaugural Hut Wardens.

To find out more details please check out the Volunteer Prospectus

If you are interested in volunteering as an Old Ghost Road hut warden, please email volunteer@oldghostroad.org.nz. Please provide your name, mobile contact, preferred dates and volunteer duration.

Muscle & Dreams – the documentary

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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 New Zealand’s longest continuous single-track.

The 85km-long Old Ghost Road now provides mountain biking and hiking access to a part of New Zealands backcountry so wild and awe-inspiring that even those most familiar with it have to constantly pinch themselves.

The film is available to rent on all common platforms from Vimeo On Demand, please register to watch, proceeds from the rental of this film go into the maintenance and sustainability of The Old Ghost Road.

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Spirit to the Stone available online


Spirit to the Stone, the story behind building The Old Ghost Road and written by founding trustee, Marion “Weasel” Boatwright is now available from our new web store. You can order your copy from today and have it delivered to your door. All money raised by the book goes directly into the ongoing maintenance and sustainability of The Old Ghost Road so if you would like to show your support this is an excellent way to do so.

Please visit store.oldghostroad.org.nz to find out more.


Burke Creek Ford upgrade

We are excited to share that the Burke Creek Ford on the Seddonville end (Northern end) of the trail is getting an upgrade. While construction is in progress a 4WD rough vehicle ford will usually be available and a foot bridge will always be available. We apologise for the short-term inconvenience this may cause but we will endeavour to ensure it has a minimal impact on your overall trail experience.