History of Ohakune

The history of Ohakune is very close to our hearts. The first settlement was built in the early nineteenth century to house the railway workers who were building the final section of the North Island Main Trunk railway. This work included the incredible "old" Hapuawhenua Viaduct, which is now a centrepiece of the Old Coach Road walking and cycle trail. 

Today, you can cruise straight through Ohakune on the Northern Explorer and the new Hapuawhenua Viaduct is one of many superb feats of engineering you will see on your way. However, we recommend you hop off at Ohakune and spend a day or two exploring this historic and outstandingly beautiful area. There is also a fascinating railway museum in Ohakune where you can learn all about it!

To find out more about Ohakune and plan your journey to the region, discovering more activities and accommodation, visit http://www.visitohakune.co.nz and  https://www.visitruapehu.com/

Getting to Ohakune