By Destination Wairarapa
The Wairarapa is a delightful mix of wineries, antiques, food and historic charm. Visit Martinborough, Masterton or Carterton for a taste of the region.
In Masterton every March, sheep shearing is hailed as an art form. This town is the main shopping and service centre for the rural Wairarapa region.
Carterton, just over an hour from Wellington, is a hot bed of sculptors, textile artists and painters creating unique works.
The settlement of Eketahuna is situated on the banks of the Makakahi River. In kiwi slang, Eketahuna represents the archetypal small country town.
If you’re a cycling, railway or military enthusiast, you’ll want to visit Featherston.
Just one hour from Wellington, historic Greytown is known for its carefully restored Victorian buildings and top-notch shops.
Explore the wine village of Martinborough, at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail.