Farndon Heritage Trail

The Farndon Heritage Trail takes visitors through areas that have been historically associated with orchard and fruit growing industry in Hawke's Bay, as well as some sites of Maori significance.

The route touches the Ngaruroro River in several places. This river is significant for its numerous floods and their effect on the Hastings region in its past and more recent history. The name of the Farndon Trail is taken from one of the roads in the area and its related land and building features. Farndon is a village in England where the sweetheart of a young surveyor of this local region lived. 

Significant Points

  • Hastings Girls' High School (opened March 1956)
  • Lindifarne College
  • Lowecroft
  • Bute Orchard
  • Pernel Orchard and Crasborn family development
  • Old Canning Shed
  • Poplar Avenue
  • Whakatu Loop
  • Te Pakiaka Maori Reserve
  • David Trubridge
  • Tangi a Te Ruru
  • St Therese Hall Whakatu Trust
  • Whakatu Freezing Works
  • Pakowhai Country Park
  • Pakowhai Pa
  • Farndon Park
  • Clive Railway Station
  • Farndon Brewery
  • Hohepa Hawke's Bay
  • Waitangi Regional Park

Trail Details

This trail traverses 22.6km and can be driven or cycled.

The Heritage Trail starts in Hastings at the intersection of St Aubyn Street, Frimley Road and Pakowhai Road. Park on Pakowhai Road outside Hastings Girls’ High School.

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