Wairarapa main centres include Masterton, Carterton, Greytown, Featherston and Martinborough.
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Creating innovative and imaginative self-drive itineraries tailored to your own requirements. If you have a desire to indulge your senses with spectacular food and gold medal wines during your visit, then this is the itinerary for you - a self-drive tour of New Zealand created specially for lovers of great food and fine wine.
It's well worth driving to the Aorangi Forest Park in the Wairarapa (east of Wellington on the North Island). This park features some of New Zealand's most striking landforms and spectacular views which can enjoyed after a short walk. These landforms include: the Putangirua Pinnacles, high slabs of rock known as Kupe's Sail and the coastal Whatarangi Bluff
Mobile-friendly - Set in 14 acres of farmland, with delightful settler-style accommodation (two or four bedroom self-contained cottages with open fires or studios with own private patio). Purpose-built conference and meeting facility designed to meet your needs. Day spa open 7 days, offering a large range of therapeutic and beauty treatments. A perfect country wedding venue. Brackenridge is pet friendly!
Ridge Top Farm combines the tranquility of luxury camping with a true 'Kiwi farm' experience. Part of the Canopy Camping Escapes network of luxury campsites around NZ, glamping at Ridge Top Farm offers spectacular views, stunning scenery and plenty to keep you entertained during your visit.
Mobile-friendly - Just 10 minutes from popular Wairarapa holiday town, Martinborough, River's Edge makes the ideal place for a couples escape. The luxury tent is set on the edge of a quiet, tree-lined river that runs through a pretty farm property. The front of the tent has a large glass door frontage, which offers a beautiful river-side view.
Mobile-friendly - Witness the sights of the Capital city up close and personal, before experiencing the beauty of the coastline encompassing Wellington. Travelling in a luxury 4WD, we offer a range of personalised tours to ensure you get the most out of your visit. Wellington movie tours, sightseeing & city tours, parliament tours, Craft Beer Tour for the serious beer connoisseur.
Mobile-friendly - Carterton—the garden village, central to all Wairarapa attractions and gateway to Hawke's Bay. Each caravan site landscaped and secluded and tent sites available. Self-contained units and cabin accommodation available sleeping up to six - eight persons. Ideally located for visiting the attractions of the Wairarapa, Mount Bruce, Castlepoint, Gladstone Country, Mount Holdsworth, Martinborough Wine Village, Lake Ferry and Cape Palliser.
Castlepoint is located on the east coast of the Wairarapa (North Island) about one hour's drive from Masterton. The Castlepoint Scenic Reserve is probably one of the most photogenic (and windiest) locations in the North Island. Aside from the spectacular views, you may also see the Castlepoint daisy, brachyglottis compactus, found only on the crumbled limestone of the reef.
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Mobile-friendly - We aim to provide you with an outstanding touring experience. Journey can start in Wellington, so airport pickup. Rides suitable for the absolute beginner to experienced riders. Unforgettable experiences, easy relaxing cycling holiday in Wairarapa and Wellington regions. Martinborough wine tours, South Coast Mountain Bike Adventures. Day tours or Multiday. Rimatuka cycle trail (starts Wellington.) Corporate team-bulding, School camps.
Mobile-friendly - Hop on board and experience Wellington’s original sightseeing tour. Sit back, relax and enjoy your tour, with local and fun guides. Hammonds Wellington Tours are 58 years young and offer personalised tours. We love showing off the Wellington region to the world! Our tours include Wellington City Sights, Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour, Palliser Bay and the Capital Craft Beer Tour.
Mobile-friendly - Wairarapa's finest B&B and Wedding Venue. Located in secluded grounds, our accommodation guests enjoy complete peace and relaxation ensuring they leave fully recharged after every stay. Accommodation options extend beyond the historic homestead and include two ornate holiday cottages available for nightly rental. Our seasonal Whareama Coastal Walk is a fantastic New Zealand fully catered walking experience over private farmland.
In Style Travel Ltd offers you luxury car hire in Wellington. We have a modern fleet of air-conditioned, unmarked cars, vans and limousines, operated by a team of professional owner-operators. An efficient, personalised service awaits you. Our uniformed, chauffeur-style drivers are willing to meet and greet your guests when you can't be there yourself.
Mobile-friendly - Scenic helicopter flights, transfers & commercial services for the Wellington region. Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight around Kapiti Coast, over to Kapiti Island, or up into the Tararuas. Scenic train + helicopter flight combos. If you have other locations for scenic flights in mind, please contact us. We have a range of adventures on offer, starting from $87 per person.
Enjoy the beauty of New Zealand from the comfort of either of our 5 or 6-berth motorhomes. Kiwi Motorhomes, based in Palmerston North, is one of the most reasonably-priced motorhome providers in New Zealand, we provide a friendly, personal service and we offer the most extensive range of added extras of any motorhome company, at no extra charge.
Mobile-friendly - Lismore House is a luxury 5-bedroom, 325m2 colonial style property available for short-stay rental. Situated within the 14 acre grounds of Lismore Estate, Lismore House is a perfect place for vacations, family reunions, honeymoons, corporate events or as a special occasion venue. Located in a beautiful vineyard setting just 5 minutes from Martinborough Square and 60 minutes from Wellington.
Longwood is reputedly New Zealand's largest private home and is situated near Martinborough, a premier wine-growing region. Excellent facilities for small weddings, private functions and conferences. Accommodation options include luxury suites and self-catering cottages. Magnificent rooms, wonderful atmosphere and the gracious hospitality of the owners, make Longwood a very special experience.
At the heart of the NZ Wine Trail, the Martinborough i-SITE are the local Wairarapa experts. They'll make nationwide bookings too. Book a Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour or bike hire to cycle the vines. Pick up a free wine map. Specialists in the Rimutaka Cycle Trail. They can book the perfect place to stay from a wide range of accommodation.
Mobile-friendly - Full-day tour to Wellington’s famous wine region, the Wairarapa (Maori for 'The glistening waters') and the beautiful historic township of Martinborough. Air-conditioned luxury vehicles. Learn about the amazing history of this fascinating part of the country while popping in for tastings as we meander between a premium selection of the best wineries the region has to offer.
At the heart of the NZ Wine Trail, the Masterton i-SITE are the local Wairarapa experts. They'll make nationwide bookings for you too. Collect a free wine map and visitor-guide. Book a tour to Pukaha Mount Bruce, Tui Brewery or the Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour. Buy DoC back country hut tickets and maps. They’ll book the perfect Wairarapa accommodation for you.
Welcome to Carterton - the centre of the Wairarapa. 10 self contained units, serviced daily. 2 x 1 bedroom sleep 2-5. 9 x studios sleep 2-3. Cooking facilities. Heating. Sky Television, telephone, clock radio, electric blankets, shower, smoke free, off street parking. Iron and ironing board in all units. Pets by prior arrangement but not allowed in the units.
Mobile-friendly - Quality, affordable, self-catering accommodation and well equipped conference facilities. Centrally located in picturesque Greytown, just a stones throw from world class wineries. Ideal for business and holiday visitors, this luxury accommodation features full facilities for self-catering, and suites with a spa bath. Renowned local restaurants and cafes, golf courses and outdoor adventure activities are all nearby. Free Wi-Fi.
Mobile-friendly - We specialise in our popular 10 - 14 day Nationwide full length tours from Auckland to Queenstown. Offering quality tours, custom-made to suit your needs, with comfort, service and style being our primary goal. New Zealand tours to all the popular places for up to 24 people, or mix & match to suit your group for tailor-made New Zealand holiday.
Mobile-friendly - Paua is the name given to New Zealand's Abalone and is native only to New Zealand. One of the world's most colourful shells, a Kiwi icon. Choose from wide range of exquisite jewellery, gifts, ornaments and NZ Souvenirs. Visitors can view the factory crafting the shell on weekdays and enjoy a picnic in our park-like grounds with playground for children.
Mobile-friendly - Set in the historic 1911 BNZ building right in the centre of Pongaroa, the Hotel retains the character of the past whilst offering a family friendly environment for locals and visitors alike. Country hospitality at its best!
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Grumpy Old Women - Game of Crones
Grumpy Old Women Are Back In Game of Crones Touring NZ in February, March & April 2017 Yes, they're back! This time with magic! Grumpy Old Women bring their Game of Crones to answer the unanswerable. How to fix ...
Where: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa
Address: Holloway St, Carterton, Wairarapa
From: 8:00pm on Saturday 25th March 2017
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 25th March 2017
Cabaret L'amour Burlesque Cabaret : CANCELLED
Cabaret L'amour is a burlesque cabaret show featuring group and solo performers of burlesque, cabaret, and comedy. The perfect night out! Dinner is available to be ordered on the night too. Cabaret L'amour is ...
Where: The Greytown Hotel, Greytown, Wairarapa
Address: 33 Main St, Greytown, Wairarapa
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 25th March 2017
To: 9:30pm on Saturday 25th March 2017
Masterton Racing Club Race Day
An afternoon of Thoroughbred racing among the native trees at the picturesque Tauherenikau Racecourse. Free children's entertainment includes face painting and a giant inflatable obstacle course. For information on ...
Where: Tauherenikau Racecourse, Featherston, Wairarapa
Address: Main Rd, Tauherenikau, Featherston, Wairarapa
From: 1:00pm on Sunday 26th March 2017
To: 6:00pm on Sunday 26th March 2017
Come and join us at The Vineyard Café at Margrain Vineyard on Sunday afternoons through summer for fun, food and free live music. Showcasing some of Wairarapa’s most talented local artists. Pizzas, platters and ...
Where: Margrain Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa
Address: Ponatahi & Huangarua Roads, Martinborough, Wairarapa
From: 2:00pm on Sunday 15th January 2017
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 26th March 2017
Hood Aerodrome, Masterton is home to one of the world’s largest collections of flying WWI aircraft. The Vintage Aviator’s outstanding collection of original, reproduction and replica aircraft of the Great War era ...
Where: Hood Aerodrome, Masterton, Wairarapa
Address: South Road, Masterton, Wairarapa
From: 10:00am on Saturday 26th November 2016
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 30th April 2017
Ride the Rail - Featherston's Own Railway
Cross Creek Mini Fell, Clifford Square, Featherston has changed its operating times to: Friday - 5:30 pm to 8 pm - New day Sunday - 11:30 am to 2 pm - Changed time Come ride the mini rail.
Where: Clifford Square, Featherston, Wairarapa
Address: Birdwood St, Featherston, Wairarapa
From: 12:00pm on Sunday 12th February 2017
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 2nd April 2017
Carterton Farmers' Market
Fresh produce, award winning olive oil, Wairarapa wines, locally produced honey and much more! The market's goal is to provide Carterton residents and visitors an opportunity to have regular, good quality and affordable ...
Where: Memorial Square, Carterton, Wairarapa
Address: High St, Carterton, Wairarapa
From: 9:00am on Sunday 4th September 2016
To: 12:30pm on Sunday 28th May 2017
Public Guided Tour of Stonehenge Aotearoa
We recommend visitors attend one of our guided tours which provide a complete experience and is tailored to the weather conditions. ancient history and star-lore is the central theme of our tours which include tales from ...
Where: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa
Address: 51 Ahiaruhe Rd, Carterton, Wairarapa
From: 11:00am on Saturday 11th February 2017
To: 12:30pm on Sunday 7th May 2017
Photoshop & Photography for Photographers
This is a course for photographers who think they should know a little bit about Photoshop (correct) but find the software somewhat overwhelming. This course is also for people who are progressing with their ...
Where: The PhotoWorkshop, Martinborough, Wairarapa
Address: 3 Campbell Drive, Martinborough, Wairarapa
From: 10:00am on Sunday 26th March 2017
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 26th March 2017
Masterton Art Club Art Sale
Masterton Art Club has a temporary Art Exhibition and Sale in the old 'Pagani' shop on Queen street. Daily from 10-4, Saturday 10-1 pm and Sunday closed. Masterton Art Club is a local club with about 90 members that ...
Where: Pagani Shop, Masterton, Wellington Region
Address: 118 Queen Street
From: 10:00am on Friday 10th March 2017
To: 1:00pm on Friday 31st March 2017