Ohakune Old Coach Road, Tongariro National Park

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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  • 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 »
  • This walk proves to be so stunning on a hot day! After a bush walk, you end up on the old railway while looking over at the new one 🙌🏻 If you time it right, you can even catch the current train go.....  more »
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