Maraekakaho to Kereru (Ngaruroro River) Heritage Trail

This is a long trail (200km) that traverses a wide variety of scenery from the flat pastoral and viticulture land of the Heretaunga Plains to the mountainous high country foothills of the Ruahine and Wakarara ranges.

Significant Points

  • Hastings Golf Club
  • Hastings Aerodrome
  • Martin House
  • Ngatarawa Winery and Vineyard
  • Bridge Pa settlement
  • Bridge Pa Triangle
  • Washpool Station
  • Grave of Hera Te Upokori - 'Princess Sarah'
  • Trig 'A' Hawke's Bay
  • The Grand Canal
  • Maraekakaho Village
  • Kereru Station
  • Masters Shelter
  • Sentry Box Scenic Reserve
  • Maraekakaho Woolshed
  • Gimblett Gravels
  • Roy's Hill Reserve

Trail Details

Although it can be driven in four to five hours, it is suggested that to enjoy the scenery and the wonderful views from the many vantage points a more leisurely approach could be taken and the Trail broken up into smaller sections.

Care should be taken on the few gravel sections on Mangleton Road. For outstanding panoramas Whakapirau Road and Salisbury Road are recommended circuits.

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