Ohakune Old Coach Road, Tongariro National Park

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#2 of 21 in Trails in Manawatu-Wanganui Region
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 bad weather and strong wind, the ski lift to Turoa was closed so the best alternative was to set on a mountain bike tour of the Old Coach Road. Breathtaking sceneries, big historical significan...  more »
  • A wonderful trip. Mainly downhill, but it also has 1 or 2 climbs. Nevertheless, to do good for the inexperienced rider. Route clearly signposted and nature is beautiful. Had it rained a lot the days in advance and on the day of the Trek exchanged rain rain and Sun. Does not care, just go!
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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 »

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