Heritage of a rural water scheme tour

11th March 2018

Join local guides on a bus tour that follows the journey of water from Lake Coleridge through the Malvern Foothills over the past 100 years.

Learn about the transition from open water races to the efficiency of piped water. Discover how the ingenuity and engineering of pioneers who set out to make a living on the land in 1840 still influences the area today.

Get behind the scenes and learn from the people who live here how water is the lifeblood of this district.


Participants must register by the 5th March 2018 – no ticket sales on the day. Tickets are limited.

Price for this bus tour is $45.00 per person including morning tea and lunch.

Participants need to check in at the Hororata Domain between 8.30am and 9.15 am on Sunday the 11th March 2018. The buses will depart at 9.30am. Buses will return to the Hororata Domain by 4.30 pm.

Each bus will have a local guide who will provide information during the tour on the historic water scheme and farming operations. The tour will take detours onto private farms to see the historic intake and siphon.

Lunch will be in the  Coleridge Village with a tour of the historic Coleridge Power Station or a visit to the Hart Arboretum, which holds a nationally significant collection of conifers from around the world. On the return trip the tour will again depart for the main road across private land for a birds eye view of the Central Plains Water intake.

Toilet stops have been provided for and the trip is suitable for people with limited mobility.

To register please click here to down load the registration form. 

Or email info@hororata.org.nz with your name, phone number and number of tickets you require. 

A number of heritage properties will be open on the day for those who do not wish to do the bus tour. Properties open include Terrace Station, Gunyah Estate, Coton’s Cottage and Museum, Glentunnel Museum and Rockwood. Properties will charge an entry fee at their gate. Click here for details.

If you have any questions email cindy@hororata.org.nz  or phone Karen Meares on 03 3186 959/021 147 1824

This is a Hororata Community Trust heritage event, organised by a volunteer committee who are passionate about sharing our districts history.

Thank you to the landowers who are opening up their properties for this tour.

Thank you to Trust Power who are supporting the event by offering tours of the Coleridge Power Station and helping with administrative costs.