COVID-19 UPDATE: At Alert Level 1 The Old Ghost Road is fully open with hut bunks available to book at usual capacity
Additional sanitisation and cleaning products have been installed in each hut. If you are sick, do not continue with your plans to hike/bike The Old Ghost Road. If you intend to overnight in one of The Old Ghost Road huts and do not have a booking, do not continue with your plans. Hut capacity is limited to maintain social distancing and is available to booked users only.
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……