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 plan Tongariro National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • due to a bad weather, i hiked here instead tongariro crossing. but i loved very much of this hike. raindrops looked crystal on the trees and what a view at the end! just beautiful and easy walk too!  more »
  • Gives you a view of some great scenery and local engineering history. An interesting route which engenders respect for the early coach travellers, the road and railway builders. An off road, so nearly...  more »
  • An interesting and not too challenging route. Lovely views and scary viaducts - but you don't have to ride them if you don't want to. Some of the route has cobbles which are rough but ok to ride. Real...  more »
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