Properties along the Parawera Trail have an open day on Sunday.

Participants include a lavender farm, garden zoo with an artist in residence, toy museum, boutique winery and an ecological reserve project.

Some properties provide accommodation for those who want to stay overnight.

The Parawera Trail starts at Kihikihi, 4km south of Te Awamutu.

Turn on to Whitmore St, which turns into Arapuni Rd. A portion of entry fees will be donated to St John Ambulance. The open day runs 10am-4pm.

Contact: (07) 872 7958