Heritage Trail

Takitimu Heritage Trail

Wreys Bush

This 40km trail is dominated by the spectacular Takitimu Mountains and foothills. 12 heritage sites are situated between Wreys Bush in the east and Birchwood in the west. The route may be travelled in either direction.

Early European settlers in the area worked hard both above and below the ground. Above ground farmers tamed the land from wilderness to its present agricultural bounty. Beneath the surface coalminers contributed much to the nation’s wealth extracting millions of tonnes of high quality coal.  Both agriculture and mining produced a strong community spirit that was, and remains, characteristic of the district.

For a full description of the 12 points of interest, including a trail map and site information, download the Takitimu Heritage Trail brochure download here.

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Last modified
Thu 8 Jul 2021
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