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Ohakune Old Coach Road

Marshalls Road, Tongariro National Park 4625, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Marshalls Road, Tongariro National Park 4625, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Due to bad weather and strong wind, the ski lift to Turoa was closed so the best alternative was to set on a mountain bike tour of the Old Coach Road. Breathtaking sceneries, big historical significance, and a great way to spend the day. It...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The Old Coach Trail is worth the effort. Its an easy walk of around five hours if you stop to read all the signs and cross the old viaduct. New Zealand is a young country in terms of its European past. The walk encompasses several...More

Thank harvard1078
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Great vision by a group of residents to restore old coach road . A lovely walk to on old railway viaduct where you can look down on the bush below. Also a part if the NZ cycle trails. You can take this link to Horopito.(I...More

Thank watts-up
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Not overly difficult even for me who is not overly experienced, but please be real careful as there are blind corners with steep drops and lots of slippery cobblestones and tree roots. There are also people and bikers coming the other way. It is easiest...More

1  Thank KiwiPaulNewPlymouth
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Good track in good condition. Farm and bush. Some hills but nothing too strenuous. Very pretty and enjoyed the views. Billboards telling you about what you were looking at too.

Thank TaupoSheryll
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We got dropped off at the Horopito end and made our way back to Ohakune. we did it with my in law who in their 70s but reasonably fit. They really enjoyed it, as did I. I had to get off a few times and...More

1  Thank Bhavna P
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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...More

Thank helenjeanb
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 &...More

Thank Graeme W
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...More

1  Thank Sydneysider34
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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10 July 2015|
Response from TCB_Ohakune | Property representative |
Yes you can ride this trail all season, the track is well made and has good drainage. if you are riding in the winter make sure you have the appropriate clothing and some good tread on your tyres. Jackets, tyres and winter... More