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.
Create an itinerary including Ohakune Old Coach Road
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Ohakune Old Coach Road Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
164 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Enjoyed a Fun 2 hour bike trail. Old CoachRoad highlight would be Hapuawhenua viaduct (new and old). Take more photos at this old bridge. Taking my bike offroad from Horopito to Ohakune. Cycling...  more »
  • I'm by no means a mountain-biker and by alternating walking the bike and peddling I was able to get through this ride. The scenery is worth the effort - I particularly like the old viaducts, and the.....  more »
Places to stay near Ohakune Old Coach Road

Plan your trip to Ohakune

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Ohakune

4.7
Duration:1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration:2​h
4.8
Duration:30​min

Side trips from Ohakune

5.0
Duration:3​h
4.9
Duration:4​h

Hidden gems in Ohakune

4.6
Duration:30​min
4.5
Duration:2​h
3.8
Duration:30​min
2.5
Duration:30​min

Nearby attractions in Ohakune

4.9
Duration:2​h
4.7
Duration:2​h
4.7
Duration:2​h 30​min