Volunteer opportunity for track builders this summer!
The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust invites you to be part of a daring and audacious mission. This summer we are hand constructing three of the most precious km's of the entire Old Ghost Road and we're doing it as a volunteer labour of love.
The Campaign starts Friday 6 December 2013 and runs through to Saturday 2 March 2014.
- The Old Ghost Road website
- Download the Old Ghost Road construction volunteer information [898 KB PDF]
- View our events section
- Contact Marion for any questions.
Where else can you ride past mining relics of a bygone era, ascend through picturesque native forest and break out onto alpine tops offering breath-taking views?
Descend into open river valleys littered with lakes and tarns and weave through giant podocarp rainforest inhabited by abundant wildlife?
Sidle along the slopes of a stunning river gorge and stay in purpose-built huts occupying the most commanding of positions?
All of this can be found on The Old Ghost Road, which opened two sections in early 2013.
At the northern end, a 30km section of trail is open from Seddonville, up the Mokihinui Gorge and on to Goat Creek.
At the southern end, there is also 30km of trail completed, providing a stunning ride from Lyell in the Buller Gorge, through native forest and over the Lyell Tops to Ghost Lake Hut.
The middle 21 kilometres of trail has yet to be built.