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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  • Parked our car at Smash Palace (Horopito) end of the cycle/walkway. Cycled down as far as the road-end at Ohakune, then back to our car. Took about 4 hours. A few other cyclists but not many. Plenty o...  more »
  • This is a long ride I cheated I rode a motorised bike, However you still have to pedal and bike a lot heavier then normal bikes. This is major views which are spectacular, however if you not used to o...  more »
  • Easy accessible walk from Ohakune (start at the train station, or you can drive and park further in). There's lots of interesting information signs along the way, and the scenery is interesting.