The Wairarapa wine region is known for its plummy pinot noir, wide open skies & boutique shopping. The perfect day or overnight trip from Wellington City!
Packed with colonial charm, Martinborough features over 30 wineries, most within walking distance of the quaint village square which is laid out in a Union Jack pattern. Some of New Zealand's best pinot noir comes from the town's friendly family owned vineyards.
Greytown is a Victorian country village with metropolitan style. Established in 1854. it was New Zealand's first planned inland town but in recent years has transformed into a sophisticated village with free Wi-Fi hotspots along its Main Street.
Pukaha Mount Bruce is where some of New Zealand's endangered species are bred and returned to the wild. It is also home to New Zealand's two rare white kiwi - Manukura and Mauriora - who have become the pin-ups for the ongoing conservation, research and education programme at Pukaha Mount Bruce.
Holidays at the wild beach of Castlepoint are part of Wairarapa's local culture.
Cape Palliser is the most southern point of the North Island. Grab your camera, take a picnic and make a day of it.
Masterton, the largest of the five townships that make up Wairarapa, is a vibrant, family friendly town and has long been an important service hub for surrounding farms.
Carterton was established in 1857 and is fast becoming recognised as an art hub.