Ohakune Old Coach Road, Tongariro National Park

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Walk or ride a bike along the historical cobblestone of Ohakune Old Coach Road, a path used by drays and carts in the early 1900s to transport passengers and cargo. Over the decades surrounding plant life has grown over the road, but the stones remain, creating the perfect outdoor trail. Identify native birds during your tour, such as falcons and pigeons, and try to catch sight of the Kiwi Rail Overlander train crossing the Hapuawhenua Viaduct each afternoon. Stop to study information panels along the path to learn about the road's history and nearby railway construction. To visit Ohakune Old Coach Road and get the most from your holiday in Tongariro National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tongariro National Park travel itinerary planner.
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  • We started at Mountain Bike Station on Ohakune with bike hires and then a lift to Horopito to start the "downwards" return. Our party had limited MB experience and coped well with the steeper sections...  more »
  • Our group of 14 all meet up at Ohakune powder horn. Did the ride to Horopito for lunch. Then back to Ohakune and home. Lucky we did it this day as the next day was terrible weather. If you have not go...  more »
  • The Old Coach Road trail was outstanding. Varied scenery, varied track, interesting information boards to read. Amazing railway architecture to experience. If you can ride a bike, you can do it, thoug...  more »