Ohakune Old Coach Road, Tongariro National Park

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#2 of 9 in Trails in Manawatu-Wanganui Region
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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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  • The Old Coach Trail is worth the effort. Its an easy walk of around five hours if you stop to read all the signs and cross the old viaduct. New Zealand is a young country in terms of its European past...  more »
  • Great vision by a group of residents to restore old coach road . A lovely walk to on old railway viaduct where you can look down on the bush below. Also a part if the NZ cycle trails. You can take thi...  more »
  • Not overly difficult even for me who is not overly experienced, but please be real careful as there are blind corners with steep drops and lots of slippery cobblestones and tree roots. There are also ...  more »

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