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Ohakune Old Coach Road

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Ohakune Old Coach Road - credit TNZ

Originally used by horse-drawn coach as a connecting route between the two rail heads of the unfinished North Island trunk line, the Ohakune Old Coach Road is steeped in history.

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Distance: 15kms
Grade: 2
Average Time: 2-3 hours
Start: Horopito
Finish: Ohakune Railway Station
[can be done in reverse but this is the favoured way as it is more of a descent]

Riding along historic cobblestone, through a bush corridor near the slopes of Mount Ruapehu makes for a fun family friendly adventure and an interesting journey back in time. Boasting amazing natural surrounds and historical sights, including the magnificent Hapuawhenua Viaduct, the Ohakune Old Coach Road forms part of the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail. The Ohakune Old Coach Road can be ridden from either Horopito or Ohakune.

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