Ohakune Old Coach Road, Tongariro National Park

Historic Walking Area · Scenic Walking Area
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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 plan Tongariro National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • FInally completed a longheld dream to ride OCR. We used TCB shuttles in Ohakune to take us to the track start at Horopito. for a one way ride back into Ohakune. TCB Staff were informative and I... 
    FInally completed a longheld dream to ride OCR. We used TCB shuttles in Ohakune to take us to the track start at Horopito. for a one way ride back into Ohakune. TCB Staff were informative and I...  more »
  • This was a really fun ride. The forest was beautiful and the viaducts were spectacular. While not a long or difficult ride, it was quite rough due to the cobbled surface of the old road and we were... 
    This was a really fun ride. The forest was beautiful and the viaducts were spectacular. While not a long or difficult ride, it was quite rough due to the cobbled surface of the old road and we were...  more »
  • Fabulous walk from Marshall’s car park, only an hour to get to the viaduct, tricky sharing the trails with so many bikers, so would do again mid week when quieter, also lots of info along the way... 
    Fabulous walk from Marshall’s car park, only an hour to get to the viaduct, tricky sharing the trails with so many bikers, so would do again mid week when quieter, also lots of info along the way...  more »

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