9 miles
1,532 ft
-1,102 ft
2,520 ft
High Point

Old Coach Road Details

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The Ohakune Old Coach Road is the original link between the North Island main trunk railway from the north and the South.

The trail follows the old bridle route with some some slight deviations added through stunning native bush. The trail climbs steadily but is absolutely ideal for all levels of cyclists and families if enough time is taken. It heads uphill from Ohakune to Horopito - rising 135 meters over the 9 kilometers. The highlight of the trail is the 284 meter wide - 45 meter high Hapuawhenua Viaduct which ceased it's rail duties on the North Island main trunk rail line in 1987. It is a spectacular piece of New Zealand's railway engineering history.

Along the trail Department of Conservation signs display a history and photos of the main trunk line's construction.

source: NZ by Bike
Access Info

Follow the sign posts from Ohakune railway station. This is part of the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail.

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More Stats for Old Coach Road mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    430 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,883 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,027 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,457 ft
  • Grade
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  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,297 ft
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Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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Directions to old-coach-road-28715 trailhead (-39.402356, 175.414726)
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