4 Nights, 2 Locations, 2 Activities

STAY - 2 Nights at the Alpine Fox Chalet, Ohakune
PEDDLE - experience the beauty and history of the Old Coach Rd on a mountain bike
STAY - 2 Nights at The Flying Fox, Whanganui River
PADDLE - choose from a day or half a day paddling the majestic Whanganui River

Day one   – Arrive in Ohakune and explore the town on foot, enjoy a coffee or lunch at one of the local cafes or take a drive up the mountain road for spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. Check into the Alpine Fox and relax in comfortable surroundings.

Day two – Make your way to The Mountain Bike Station in the town centre where friendly staff will fit you out with bike, helmet, maps etc and transport you to the start of the Old Coach Rd in Horopito. Enjoy this trail and learn about it’s history from the informative boards as you ride back through the bush to Ohakune. Relax back at the Alpine Fox and treat yourself  to a drip in the private hot spa tub.

Day three – take a scenic drive to the small town of Raetihi and on down the  Whanganui River Rd, stopping to explore the settlements and historic sites on the way. Take the aerial cable car across the river to arrive at the Flying Fox and settle into your cottage accommodation.

Day four – Grab the pack lunch provided and meet your driver who will take you up to your starting point where you will be given a full safety briefing and equipped with everything you need to canoe safely back to the Flying Fox.
Choose from a half or full day paddle (approx 3 or 6 hours) with time to stop and explore along the way. You will pass several historic settlements and sections of the Whanganui National Park where you have chance to stop and explore if you so wish. Otherwise just settle in and enjoy the breath taking scenery and serenity of the river. Arrive back at your accommodation where hot showers will be waiting and you can relax for the remainder of the day.

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