Welcome to Ohakune


When the snow clears the town quietens – and accommodation prices drop. It’s the perfect time to ride along the fantastic Old Coach Road mountain-bike trail and provides easy access for exploring Whanganui National Park.

There are two distinct parts to Ohakune: the commercial hub is strung along the highway, but in winter the northern end around the train station, known as the Junction, is the epicentre of the action. The two are linked by the 2km Mangawhero River Walkway, a leafy amble along the riverbank.


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$192.56 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Snow Tour to Ohakune from Auckland

Following a pickup between 4pm and 4.30pm (depending on your location) in Auckland we travel through the scenic regions of Waikato and King Country to our destination of Ohakune. It is at the base of Turoa Skifield, and is the North Island’s liveliest ski town.It has bars, nightclubs, cafes, restaurants, takeaways, shops and a supermarket.The drive is a long one, 5.5 hours but we travel in a comfortable vehicle and have regular stops, including a dinner stop we you can chose from a few fast food options. We stay in a comfortable ski lodge, in quad share accommodation.Wednesday is an early start with free breakfast. We then go to the Ski Shop to hire our ski clothing, skis, snowboards, or toboggans and then then drive up the Scenic mountain road. We help you to get the right passes. General lift, lesson package, or sight see. These are paid when on tour (please see the exclusions list for additional costs). We then spend the day up the mountain and meet back at the Van at a designated time. Other activities include Mountain Biking, indoor rock climbing, and forest walks. On the way home we do a supermarket stop for food and drinks. In the evening you can either cook at the lodge or go out for dinner. Afterwards either relax or go to a bar.Thursday is an action replay except at the end of the day we go back to Auckland arriving back late evening between 10-10.30pm.

$30.79 Walking & Biking Tours

Old Coach Road Self-Guided Bike Tour from Ohakune

Start your journey at base in Ohakune where you will be fitted with a helmet, bike and safety kit before being given a safety briefing and talked through the ride. You will be offered the free app to help guide you through the trip. Once you are ready, the shuttle will take you and your bike to the Horopito end of the Old Coach Road. Horopito is 150 meters higher than Ohakune so overall you have an easier ride. The ride will cover Open farmland, native bush, viaducts, train tunnels and more. As you arrive at the Ohakune end of the trail there is an optional pump track and beautiful ride down besides the Mangawhero River back to base where you will finish your ride.