JOIN US FOR A HERITAGE WALK AND TALK DOWN THE OLD COACH ROAD, ONE OF NZ'S MOST SIGNIFICANT EXAMPLES OF ROADING ENGINEERING HERITAGE.
The Old Coach Road provided a link between the two railways stretching from the North and South of Te Ika a Māui from 1886, until the two railheads were finally linked in 1908. Walking the 13km from Horopito to Ohakune, we will pass the Hāpuawhenua Viaduct and learn about the heritage which has helped shaped the region over the past 100 years.
Trip length: 5 hours +
Minimum Age: No age restriction
Max Participants: 25
Meeting Place: Meet at Horopito (north of Ohakune on SH 4): Turn onto Matapuna Road from SH4. There is a parking area just across the railway line.
Transport: This trip is one direction, from Horopito to Ohakune. Arrange drop off at Horopito and collection from Marshall's Road carpark Ohakune. Alternatively leave cars at Horopito and we will arrange to return drivers in shifts back to Horopito from Ohakune. Please advise ahead of time if this is required.
Cost: Free. Koha to Project Tongariro is greatly appreciated
Grade: Walking track with uneven surfaces, shared use with cyclists
PARTICIPANTS ARE ASKED TO BRING:
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Packed lunch + snacks
- Cell phones
Please note: the trip leader reserves the right to refuse anyone who is insufficiently equipped.
Cancellation weather dependent.