Ohakune Old Coach Road, Tongariro National Park

5.0
#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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  • What an amazing day we had with our group of 7 - ranging in age from 17-50 with varying fitness levels. We hired e mountain bikes from TCB which were fantastic. We biked both ways. Views fantastic, lo...  more »
  • A nice way to relax in the shade of the woods comfortably on a hike or to be shaken on the mountain bike. From Ohakune you can easily reach on foot, but the car can also be parked right at the beginning of the path.
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