The Old Ghost Road is CLOSED until further notice. We intend for The Old Ghost Road to be open from the 23rd May 2020. This will allow us the time to access the trail (we can only do this once we reach Alert Level 2) and to undertake the work we expect will be required to allow access to and safe passage across the trail.

Under no circumstances should you continue with your plans to hike/bike The Old Ghost Road until the status of trail (as posted on this website) is marked as OPEN.

Latest News

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 of the...

OGR Photospheres – like being there!

Thanks to James Graham for sending us these two photospheres of the track: Heaven's Door and Specimen Point Hut. If you have any photos, videos or 360° views of The Old Ghost Road, please share on our Facebook page!

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 this page.  Spread the word and...

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 event.

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...

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! That's...