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Heritage Open Weekend

When:

Sat 12 Mar 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 13 Mar 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Hororata Domain, Hororata Road, Hororata, Selwyn

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult ticket admitt to 4 properties: $35.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Travel through time to Canterbury’s pioneering past by visiting heritage properties and museums in Hororata, Homebush, Glentunnel, Windwhistle and Lake Coleridge at the district’s first Heritage Open Weekend, 12th and 13th March 2016.

Properties opening for the weekend include Gunyah Country Estate, Terrace Station, Homebush Stables, Cotons Cottage and Museum, Washpen Falls, Glentunnel Museum, Steventon, Rockwood Station, The Point Station, St John’s Church and more.

Many of these properties are generally only open by appointment and prefer group bookings so this is a unique opportunity to really explore them at your leisure. A number of properties are offering special activities throughout the weekend.

The Point Station will be re-cobbing one of their historic cob huts and people will be able to get hands on with this pioneering building trade. Steventon will entertain with readings from Lady Barker’s diaries giving a delightful insight into life in the early 1800s. Terrace Station will have a quiz table with 19th century items that are no longer used.

There is so much on offer; people can enjoy museums, grand old homesteads, vast established gardens, bushwalks and a wonderful offering of food to treat the taste buds while exploring the district.

Some of the properties will be selling homemade baking and preserves to enjoy or visitors can call into the historic St Andrews of the Glen church and enjoy the quaint Glen Kirk Café. The Lake Coleridge Lodge will be open for Devonshire teas, which can be enjoyed while learning of the history of New Zealand’s first hydro power station. Windwhistle School will open its gates for the weekend offering a BBQ, playground for children and history on the area. People are also invited to bring their own picnics to enjoy at any of the properties.