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News | The Old Ghost Road

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...

Tourism NZ releases OGR videos

Tourism NZ has produced 2 and 4 minute videos featuring The Old Ghost Road. Primarily for international marketing, they are part of a series of videos TNZ is producing on each official Cycle Trail. Check out the longer video below; links to both are on our video...

Predator Control Funding Accounced

The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust’s dreams of helping the resident flora and fauna of The Old Ghost Road received a major shot in the arm over the weekend, with the announcement that our application to the Department of Conservation’s Community Conservation...

January 2015 Volunteer Campaign Announced

Yes folks – that’s right.  It’s back by popular demand.  Another volunteer campaign – albeit punchier in duration – to kick off 2015. All details and registration instructions are contained within the document that can be downloaded on...

Trail Status Update

The vision of a completed Old Ghost Road drew nearer when the southern of the two remaining unformed trail gaps was joined on the 9th October 2015 by the resident construction team.  Whilst much of the recently formed southern section requires surfacing and...

The Old Ghost Road on Seven Sharp

Yes, that’s right.  For those that didn’t see it, check it out here: http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/there-s-challenge-around-every-corner-nz-longest-cycle-trail-nears-completion-video-6317657 And if you like what you see and wish to help us complete this...

Major fundraising milestones reached!

Momentum has really picked up in the past several days with donations triggering two major contributions to our Get Across the Finish Line fundraiser. Wow! In our effort to secure funding to complete the last few km’s of the trail, we now have more than $85,000...

Counting Down to January 31

The Ghost Road Enduro on January 31 is fully subscribed but there is a waiting list … Contact the organisers for information, check out the website and sign up to the Facebook page. It’s going to be an incredible...

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...

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...

Announcing our Grand Opening Date!

The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust is delighted to announce a public grand opening for The Old Ghost Road at the NBS Theatre in Westport at 2pm on 12th December 2015. At 85km, it will be New Zealand’s longest continuous single track, designed for mountain bikers...

Volunteer Value Hits the $1,000,000 Mark

Volunteers are the backbone of The Old Ghost Road project, and we have the numbers to prove it. This week (coincidentally National Volunteer Week), we ticked over $1 million worth of in-kind volunteer value. You heard that right, folks, 1, followed by 6 zeroes!...