Ohakune Old Coach Road, Sat or Sun 9-10
DoC and Tongariro Natural History Society (as partners) have restored the awesome Hapuawhenua Viaduct 1907. It’s a 2.5 hour walk return (6.4km), or a great mountain bike ride suitable for all (Grade 2). The bike ride can be extended to a longer loop. Laze around eating cake at a café in town afterwards.
MTN Bike the “Bridge-to-Nowhere / Mangapurua Track” on Sat 9 April
If you only have one chance to do an adventure ride this year, this is the North Island’s best (Grade 3+). A classic ride taking in the Bridge and a jet-boat trip down the Whanganui River. The track is part of the Mtn-to-Sea Cycle Trail. It has been upgraded by DoC. There are 38km and 55km options for the ride which takes 5-7 hours. There’s plenty of up and down so a good level of bike fitness is required. Around $125 for round-trip transport, including jet boat & Shuttle. http://www.bridgetonowhere.co.nz/mangapurua_trail.html