For the Love of Travel
For the Love of Travel

Google voyager showcases the Old Ghost Road

A long-forgotten gold miners’ road, Old Ghost Road in the North West corner of the South Island was reimagined into an iconic New Zealand tramping and bike trail. Now, for the first time, people can explore the stunning vistas and breath-taking scenery…at home.


Right now we can’t just strap up our hiking boots or hop on our bikes to go out and explore the Old Ghost Road, but today we’ve got the next best thing: the Old Ghost Road via Google Earth Voyager (captured pre-lockdown, of course). Read more about it on the Google New Zealand blog and check out part of the trail here.

Voyager is perfect for those wanting to explore NZ but from the comfort of your sofa! Take the kids for a ‘walk’ along the 85km trail during their geography lessons to explore some of the majestic native forest, open tussock tops, river flats and forgotten valleys of their ‘backyard’. Take a virtual romp along this iconic track.


Old Ghost Road is just the latest addition on Google Earth Voyager, others include exploring the habitat of our iconic Kakapo or in the spirit of staying home, see ‘This is Home’ as it is defined around the world, featuring a New Zealand marae.