Hororata Community

Hororata, in effect, means the place of landslip (horo) by the rata (a native tree). The  Hororata district is a lively community with a rich  history. Following the old Hororata Parish map, the Hororata district encompasses Coalgate, Glentunnel, Whitecliffs, Glenroy, Windwhistle, Lake Coleridge. There are many activities in Hororata and surrounding areas with some wonderful places to stay. Come and discover what is on offer!


The district has rich history bearing the marks to the pioneers who ventured inland to start new industries and break in new farm land. There are 13 heritage properties to visit in the area, including four museums. Click here for more information.

Community Groups

The Hororata area has a very active community base with many people getting involved in community activities. Here you will find a list of many of the community groups working within our area. Click here 

Local Events

Hororata has lots going on through out the year with very active community groups staging a range of wonderful events. Click here to view our events calendar


Whether you are looking for a B & B, camping ground or group accommodation you will find it here!  Read More


There is so much to do in this region; the hardest decision is deciding what to do. The Hororata region is the gateway to the Southern Alps.  Interested in jet boating, hiking, walking or skiing we have it all at our fingertips. Don’t overlook our regular sports such as golf, tennis skiing, rugby, netball (indoor and out), cycling, waterskiing, pilates, personal training, horse trekking, archery, hunting and walking.
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Local Businesses

There are many successful local businesses supporting the farming and rural community. To find a business who could help you  Read More here