Ohakune Old Coach Road, Tongariro National Park

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#2 of 24 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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  • Great fun ride. Some technical parts but easy enough. Took 2 hours one way back to Ohakune. 3 adults n 1 teenager medium fitness. Beautiful scenery and amazing bridge along the way. Loved it  more »
  • So handy for Ohakune, and if you hire bikes in town they'll drop you off at the Horopito end of the track. Our hosts at Shannon House & Cottage suggested we walk from the Ohakune end and we went as fa...  more »
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