Hororata and Beyond Heritage Open Day

12th March 2017, 9am – 5pm

Heritage Homesteads  – Garden Tours  – Walks  – Museums

Held wet or fine – at most properties there is shelter from heat or rain so no matter the weather you will have an enjoyable day.

Visit some of Canterbury’s most historically significant properties. With a number of properties opening their doors  this is your chance to immerse yourself in pioneering history.

Properties are located in Hororata, Homebush, Glentunnel, Glenroy, Windwhislte and Lake Coleridge. Including Gunyah Country Estate, Terrace Station, Homebush Stables, Cotons Museum, Washpen Falls walk, Glentunnel Museum, Steventon, Rockwood Station, The Point Station, St Johns Church plus more. All properties are open  from 9am to 5pm, many are offering special activities or tours especially for the Heritage Open Day.  Many of these properties are only open by appointment and only for groups, don’t miss this exclusive opportunity.

Click here to read more about the Heritage places included in the open day.

Make a weekend of it and stay in one of the district’s many accommodation options.  There are a number of locations for campervans, including at the Hororata Domain ($5 donation per night, no facilities other than public toilets) and Glentunnel Campground. Click here for accommodation options.

These properties are situated a relaxed one hour drive from Christchurch, Rangiora or Ashburton.

Key details:
  • Tickets sold at the Hororata Domain from 9.00am to 4.00pm , maps and details will be provided. No tickets sold at the venues, you must purchase from the Domain.
  • Properties are open 9.00am to 5.00pm.
  • Tickets $35 per person, school children free. This admits you to three properties on the day. Eftpos will be available at the Domain to purchase tickets, no credit cards.
  • Single entry tickets (admit to one property) can be purchased at the Domain for $15 per person.
  • Groups are welcome, tickets can be pre-purchased, contact Karen or Simonetta on the details below.
  • Please leave your dogs at home.

For further information contact:

Simonetta – reservations@gunyah.co.nz or 03 3186 800

Karen – Karen@idadowns.co.nz or 03 3186 959

This event has been made possible thanks to the support of  the Hororata Community Trust.