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Hiked and biked Old Coach Rd

Great to see the old viaduct, easy walk, great bike ride suitable for whole family. Even in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Short but cool

This ride is quite short but very cool. We use to do trail and bike so it was like a promenade for... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Ruddy B
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Marshalls Road, Tongariro National Park 4625, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to see the old viaduct, easy walk, great bike ride suitable for whole family. Even in the rain it was an easy trip, well signposted with many interesting sign boards along the way detailing the history of the area when travelling wasn't as easy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LilAliP123
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This ride is quite short but very cool. We use to do trail and bike so it was like a promenade for us, but if you are not specially trained, it could be just enough. It is cool to ride throught the forest, along the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ruddy B
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We were disappointed to miss the last shuttle to Horopito for the afternoon ride (shuttles leave at 10 and 2). However we realised you can walk to the viaduct along the same path. We drove to the Marshall Rd car park and started from there....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RustyAstro
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We walked to Hapuawhenua viaduct with our 8 and 5 year olds. The coach road takes a bit of reaching from Ohakune station -- the initial part of the walk is along roads, but once you get to the Old Coach road itself, you get...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank MgDginOZ
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Not too short, not too long, a great bike ride for couples. Don't be put off by the initial incline on the grassy old coach road, it soon flattens out on the top before dropping down towards the viaduct. Really fun ride leading to an...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank ReubenU7
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Great ride from Horopito to Ohakune. We rode with two 13 year olds who had a blast. Took us about 1 hour 30 to complete with a short stop at the viaduct- we did push hard so expect 2-3 hours if your taking your time....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Bryan M
Reviewed 19 April 2018

We got a shuttle ride to Horopito ($15 per person) then walked back to Ohakune. Stunning and varied scenery and really interesting information boards. Rain had been forecast but we were really lucky with the weather. Track was good throughout the 15kms and we took...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank denise224
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Our family had a great time riding this trail. It has an interesting history and varied track with cobbled, grass and gravel surfaces. Our 8 year old walked up some sections, and we were glad to be on bikes with suspension going over the cobbles....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Wellingtonfeijoa
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We used SLR. Easily the easiest, and most knowledgeable of the areas. Hugely accommodating to our group of diverse riders. Suggest unconfident riders only do the one way (returning to Ohakune after a drop off).

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sione S
Reviewed 3 April 2018

It was a overcast, spitting rain day that was perfect for this lovely bush walk, making you feel like you were in a rainforest for the most part. This track can be done on mountain bike as well and having only walked it I would...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jordan C
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28 December 2017|
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Response from TCB_Ohakune | Property representative |
Around three km from the car park to the Viaduct each way.
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