Ohakune Old Coach Road, Tongariro National Park

5.0
#1 of 12 in Historic Sites 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 Ohakune vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • Always a great day, whatever part of the track you do. Cycling, running or walking, it's an easy yet challenging track with loads of well documented history and spectacular views along the way.  more »
  • What a great place to ride, the old coach road is good for all levels and will give you a great insight into the history of the area. TCB organised the shuttle to the start and the team there are so....  more »
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