This old gold miners' road is being revived as a tramping and mountain biking track. It traverses native forests, tussock tops, river flats and valleys with stunning views of the magnificent Mōkihinui Gorge and surrounds.

This track is part of The Old Ghost Road Trail (Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trails).

85 km one way

Walking and tramping

4 - 5 days Advanced: Tramping track

Mountain biking

2 - 3 days Advanced: Grade 4


Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 731 1895
Email paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
Address 4294 Coast Road
RD 1 Runanga 7873
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