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

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Bike along the historic Ohakune Old Coach Road at your own pace during a self-guided ride through spectacular scenery. Your tour includes the use of bike and helmet, and transportation to the starting point in Horopito. The 4-hour ride back to Ohakune offers views of Mount Ruapehu, the Taonui Railway Viaduct, Haeremaere Stream, Waimarino Plains, the historic Hapuawhenua Viaduct, and native New Zealand plant and animal life.
US$36.75 per adult
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David B wrote a review 16 Jan
9 contributions
Yesterday, my wife and I had lunch at the Pinnacles Restaurant to celebrate her birthday. It cost us $59 each which comprised $39 for the gondola and $20 for the buffet meal. We did not have to wait for the Sky Waka. The process of booking tickets, paying for them and picking them up was easy and the staff pleasant to deal with. We had no wait for the gondola and when we arrived at the Knoll Ridge Chalet, we did not have to wait to be seated at our table at the Pinnacles Restaurant, even though we were thirty minutes early. The buffet lunch met all our expectations. There was plenty of food to choose from and there was a well-chosen wine list; we enjoyed the lovely Pegasus Bay Riesling. Our waiter, Dawson, and his wife (who was maître d’), were very pleasant and kind and delivered exceptional service. When he found out that it was my wife’s birthday, Dawson even delivered a piece of chocolate brownie with a candle and ‘Happy Birthday’ piped on the plate to our table. The whole experience was memorable. The view from the Kncll Ridge Chalet is exceptional. The chalet itself is an architectural marvel. The experience is entirely different from winter and it was interesting, if not a little frightening, to see just what rocks lie beneath the snow in winter time. Congratulations on a fine summer Sky Waka dining experience.
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Date of experience: January 2021
Abbotthallz wrote a review Dec 2020
11 contributions4 helpful votes
Absolutely amazing views on a clear day and worth doing once but probably not more for the price. Don’t bother with lunch at The Pinnacles - the meal was average at best and our red wine was served in an ice bucket, we had to leave it on the window ledge in the sun to come up to room temperature. At a cost of $59 each for waka and meal you can get better value elsewhere. It is a pity really but then the foods wasn’t that great before the upgrade.
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Date of experience: December 2020
HeatherAnn wrote a review Dec 2020
10 contributions
Staff are amazing and so helpful.The ride was well worth waiting for after a couple of days of rain. Also had lunch in The Pinnacles the dual ticket an exceptional price.
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Date of experience: December 2020
batchhen2017 wrote a review Sep 2020
Timaru, New Zealand80 contributions7 helpful votes
Spectacular ride in gondola to top of the mountain, wear sensible shoes (if not skiing) as you are walking on snow. The views, the mts, the snow and landscapes were to die for. So pleased I made the effort after a few days of bad weather closed the mt. This is one of those bucket list experiences you must do when visiting NZ Tongariro National Park.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Jane W wrote a review Sep 2020
Auckland, New Zealand160 contributions40 helpful votes
Whakapapa was one the premium ski area in NZ and has been ruined by incompetent management. If you haven’t booked a car park you can’t drive to the ski field and only half the mountain is open for skiers and they don’t seem to care! I’d say don’t go - go South!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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