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Ohakune Old Coach Road

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Address: Marshalls Road, Tongariro National Park 4625, New Zealand
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+64 7-892 3729
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Ohakune Old Coach Road Mountain Bike Adventure
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Old Coach Road Self-Guided Bike Tour from Ohakune

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Despite the rain we still did the ride. Shuttle from mountain bike station. Track is well sign posted with lots of historic sights with information boards. Would say track is a... read more

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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the rain we still did the ride. Shuttle from mountain bike station. Track is well sign posted with lots of historic sights with information boards. Would say track is a grade 2+ watch the rocky cobblestone rd very bumpy and slippery when wet watch for exposed tree routes. This was my second mtb ride and found some hills a... More 

Thank helenjeanb
Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We've done this ride 3-4 times now with our 8-10 year olds. A great day out. Start at Horipito and it's 60% downhill. (Always a bonus). The track continues to get better over time & the curved viaduct is spectacular. It's worth riding in & out of the dead-end tunnel. The planned Loop (as part of the Turoa Si Field... More 

Thank Graeme W
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5 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Hired our bikes from TCB in Ohakune, with a shuttle to the Horopito start included in the $50 half day price, was impressed with standard of bikes allocated. The track was surprisingly challenging in some areas especially the uphill sections or those parts which still contained the original cobble stones. Highlights of the track were the Hapuawhenua viaducts which were... More 

Thank Sydneysider34
Goettingen, Germany
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Takes you about 3-4 hours, depending on the number of photo stops. Need to get to the start at Horopito, then hike or bike to Ohakune.

Thank joker314
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is advertised as a cycling track but, as I don't cycle very well, we did this as a walk. We walked from Horopito back to the Junction in Ohakiune. The hotel organised a bus to pick us up at the front door and then it was a 15-20 minute ride to Horopito. There were a lot of cyclists on... More 

1 Thank C6179PZtinap
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41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We started at Mountain Bike Station on Ohakune with bike hires and then a lift to Horopito to start the "downwards" return. Our party had limited MB experience and coped well with the steeper sections - just walk them. Also watch some downhill parts for sharp turns near viaducts. This is a top 5 activity for the region so do... More 

1 Thank Steve B
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Our group of 14 all meet up at Ohakune powder horn. Did the ride to Horopito for lunch. Then back to Ohakune and home. Lucky we did it this day as the next day was terrible weather. If you have not got full suspension then it's a bit rough on the cobbles. If that's the case just keep of the... More 

1 Thank Mike D
Wollongong, Australia
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79 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The Old Coach Road trail was outstanding. Varied scenery, varied track, interesting information boards to read. Amazing railway architecture to experience. If you can ride a bike, you can do it, though you may have to get off and push at some of the steeper ups and downs. I hired the bike and got transport to the start from TCB,... More 

1 Thank AntheaFG
New Zealand
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720 reviews
337 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My wife and I did this on a very wet and windy day on an arranged trip with hire bikes and a shuttle out of Ohakune, and while in parts the coach road was more like a goat track, it was still a great ride.

1 Thank Narziss
Sydney, Australia
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176 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Riding with my boys (18, 20) and hubby I'm definitely the novice. I was a little nervous and walked a bit of the beginning, but then got up my steam. We hired bikes from Mountain Bike station which was $50 each including transport to Horopito (which meant you did the easiest bit from top to bottom) well worth the $50,... More 

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