Ohakune Old Coach Road, Tongariro National Park

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#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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  • A group of us (6 adults and 3 kids) did this last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. The views were spectacular, great historical info along the track, downhills were thrilling and the uphills not so tir...  more »
  • Rode the OCR both ways, starting from Ohakune and going uphill on the way out. This meant the plentiful information boards and railway stuff (viaducts, tunnel) were nicely placed and made the journey ...  more »
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