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Old and new viaducts

Ohakune Old Coach Road (walk and Ride)

From 1904 to 1908 the Ohakune Old Coach Road provided an all-weather road link for coaches carrying passengers and goods between Ohakune and National Park. With progress on completing the North Island main trunk rail slow, the road provided a way to allow through traffic, until the railheads were finally linked in 1908. It mostly followed the route (with the exception of the section to Taonui Viaduct) of a bridle track completed in 1886 that had been upgraded to a dray road in 1895. Between 1904 and 1906 it was upgraded, being mostly paved with setts (rock pavers), giving it a durable, all-weather surface for heavy horse-drawn traffic. The Department of Conservation, in conjunction with Ohakune 2000 has re-opened the Ohakune Old Coach Road as a cycle trail, which forms part of the Ruapehu-Whanganui Trail. When completed, this trail will take cyclists through the Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks, past the famous Bridge to Nowhere, the Hapuawhenua Viaduct and many marae along the Whanganui River Road

Bridge to Nowhere

Canoe Safaris: Whanganui National Park

Guided 3-5 day tours. A Whanganui River Safari is a great way to unwind away from the pressures of everyday life. A vast portion of the stretch we cover is almost inaccessible from land. This is the type of adventure that all New Zealanders should experience at least once in their life. Words alone cannot describe its special magic.

Fantasic Gorges

Canoe Safaris - Rangitikei River

1–4 Day Trips. The Rangitikei river carves its way through the steep deep papa gorges of the Kaimanawa and Ruahine ranges on its journey to the Tasman Sea. The rapids are grade one and two, and the scenery spectacular.

Dylan and Crew

Canoe Safaris - Upper Mohaka River

The Mohaka offers some of the best introductory wilderness canoeing and rafting in New Zealand. We carry a range of boats to suit every thrill level—the inflatable self-bailing Sport Yak kayaks will give you a real taste of action, or, if you prefer something a little drier, hop on board one of our large self bailing rafts.

Distances

Canoe Safaris - Tongariro Crossing

Established in 1887, Tongariro was the first national park in New Zealand and the fourth in the world. It is also a dual World Heritage area, a status which recognises the park's important Maori cultural and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding volcanic features.

Jetboat to Pipiriki

Bridge to Nowhere Ride

In 1917 one of the most remote valleys of the upper Whanganui River was hastily opened up by the government for Settlement by Discharged Servicemen from the 1914-18 World War. However, this last great rural pioneering scheme in New Zealand proved a complete and utter failure. Visit the Bridge to Nowhere by canoe, or on the newly opened "Mountains to Sea Cycleway"

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Canoe Safaris Lodge Ohakune

Ohakune's Newest Lodge/Motel Accommodation - Mt Ruapehu, NZ Your very own lodge accommodation at the base of Turoa ski resort on the southern slopes of Mt. Ruapehu, located at 6 Tay Street in the town of Ohakune. Close to shops, the movie theatre, and cafes.