Ohakune Old Coach Road, Tongariro National Park

Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Scenic Walking Area
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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  • My partner and I hired bikes and did the return journey which is about 30km. Definitely more difficult/uphill on the way there compared with the return back to ohakune. It was manageable for 2 people....  more »
  • We loved this bike tour! We were shuttled to Horopito and biked (mostly downhill) to Ohakune, through Tongariro National Park on Old Coach Road. The scenery was beautiful...huge trees and dense...  more »

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