From Rotorua, we drove a few hours southeast to Ohakune and the start of
the Old Coach Road
The Old Coach Road is a 15km trail that was used to move passengers and cargo between
the unfinished ends of the railroad, before it was completed in 1908.
We rode mountain bikes along a bumpy varied trail, through forest, and over a 45m
We stayed in a house next to a sheep pasture in the tiny town of Raetihi, with a view of Mt. Ruapehu
. For food, our town had a bakery with meat pies in the morning, and a convenience store with fried chicken and fish and chips for dinner.