Be enchanted by the Wairarapa, a region of spectacular coastlines, big skies, wide valleys and colonial townships... all on the doorstep of Wellington.
The place Maori called “Land of Glistening Waters” the Wairarapa is made up of five colonial townships all of which are surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, orchards and rolling pastures in sheep, beef and dairy farms – a constant reminder why this region is home to some of New Zealand’s leading artisan food producers and wine-makers. more
The Wairarapa lies at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trial – a self-drive journey along State Highway 2 and is home to The Tararua Forest Park, Rimutaka Forest Park and Haurangi Forest Park. Combined with the wild stretch of coastline from Palliser Bay to Castlepoint there are endless outdoor adventures to be discovered here. It is also popular for road cyclists and leisure cyclists.
The Wairarapa is made up of five main townships. Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton, each with a distinctive feel.
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Our Masterton motel accommodation consists of 11 spacious suites, choose from our range of double/twin, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. We also offer full accessible units. All suites are smokefree, fully self contained and serviced daily. Families and small sports groups can make the most of our huge family units. We are also one of the few pet friendly motels.
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, in Martinborough, with delightful settler-style accommodation (two or four bedroom self-contained cottages with open fires or studios with own private patios). An indoor heated-lap pool, gym and alfresco spa pool are for complimentary guest use. Day Spa open 7 days. Pets are welcome in the Cottages only.
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 New Zealand's 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 and 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.
With an absolute beach-front location, Castlepoint Holiday Park and Motels is designed to allow sea views including the dramatic Castlepoint Lighthouse from most of our motels units, cabins and campsites. Accommodation available for any travel budget including tents, caravans and camper vans, cabins, bunk houses or a quaint garden cottage. We look forward to sharing our beach paradise with you.
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.
Our motel offers guests a variety of accommodation options. We have 16 studio, one and two-bedroom motel units and also a separate 10-bedroom backpackers lodge - all located just 900m from the town centre. We welcome holiday makers, sports groups, corporate travellers and contractors to our complex. We are located in a quiet residential area with off-street parking available.
Mobile-friendly - Wairarapa's premier Day Spa set in the grounds of an historic home. Escape the city life and be pampered in luxury and Style. Friendly staff and wonderful facilities in serene surroundings. With all the latest beauty treatments and NZ fastest growing brow redesign NDBROWS® We will make sure you leave feeling refreshed and give you back your sparkle!
Secluded, sunny tranquil complex set in park-like grounds with mature trees and plenty for the kids to do. Large swimming pool, BBQ and children's play area. We have 10 clean, comfortable, well-presented and recently-refurbished ground floor motel units in Masterton. We have a strong commitment to protect our environment, where as many endeavours as possible are taken to ensure this.
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 59 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.
Range of warm, affordable accommodation in the heartland of rural New Zealand - Masterton. Close to major wineries and outstanding natural features. We can offer well-appointed executive apartments or standard studios to suit all budgets. Swimming pool, spa, tennis court and BBQs offer ideal relaxation. Continental and cooked breakfasts available.
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.
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Senior Morning Tea - At Eternity's Gate
Join us for a screening of the movie At Eternity's Gate, the 2018 biographical drama film about the final years of painter Vincent van Gogh's life. Complimentary morning tea served before the film. The Screening Room ...
Where: The Screening Room, Masterton, Wairarapa
Address: 435 Queen St, Masterton, Wairarapa
From: 10:00am on Wednesday 19th December 2018
To: 12:30pm on Wednesday 19th December 2018
Virtual Reality Beat Saber Competition
Can You 'Beat It' Beat Saber Competition! Show us your Beat Saber moves. Masterton's newest attraction using Virtual Reality. Try to maintain the highest score by the end of the week. Winner will take home a cool ...
Where: VR Lounge NZ, Masterton, Wairarapa
Address: 4 Perry St, Masterton, Wairarapa
From: 10:00am on Monday 17th December 2018
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 23rd December 2018
Self Guided Tours
This self guided tour is available during opening hours. It includes a map and 8-minute audio-visual.
Where: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa
Address: 51 Ahiaruhe Rd, Carterton, Wairarapa
From: 10:00am on Wednesday 7th November 2018
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 23rd December 2018
Hatha Yoga with Nicki
(During Christmas/January please call for class schedule). Yoga aims to balance the body, mind and spirit. Through breath awareness, the practice of yoga postures (asanas), mindfulness and relaxation, this class ...
Where: Featherston Community Centre, Featherston, Wairarapa
Address: 14 Wakefield St, Featherston, Wairarapa
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 19th December 2018
To: 8:30pm on Wednesday 27th February 2019
The Wool Shed Museum
A great slice of New Zealand’s Farming History - Well worth a visit! The Museum is housed in two century-old historic woolsheds, relocated and situated in the cultural heart of Masterton. At The Wool Shed you ...
Where: Wool Shed Musem, Masterton, Wairarapa
Address: 12 Dixon St, Masterton, Wairarapa
From: 10:00am on Friday 5th October 2018
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 26th January 2019
1950's Clothing for Every Occasion This Summer
The Pointon Collection of Cars & Costume shows a stunning range of 1950's clothing for all those special events through the festive season. In the 1950's women wore special clothes for every occasion and they changed ...
Where: The Pointon Collection, Masterton, Wairarapa
Address: 68 McKinstry Avenue, Te Ore Ore, Masterton, Wairarapa
From: 10:00am on Friday 9th November 2018
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 3rd February 2019
Ngā Aho Raranga – Textiles From the Taonga Māori Collection
Aratoi holds a large collection of taonga Maori, entrusted to our care by Maori and Pakeha families. Many of the woven taonga – korowai, kete and piupiu - had been owned by local families since the 1800s. The ...
Where: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa
Address: 12 Bruce St, Masterton, Wairarapa
From: 10:00am on Saturday 14th April 2018
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 28th April 2019
Yoga With Odette
(During Christmas/January break please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find the class schedule). This is a gentle class for beginners or people wanting to restore their flexibility and move with greater ease. My ...
Where: Featherston Community Centre, Featherston, Wairarapa
Address: 14 Wakefield St, Featherston, Wairarapa
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 20th December 2018
To: 8:30pm on Thursday 28th February 2019
Christmas Party With Just N Time
Come on down and celebrate Christmas with Just n Time - big range of music with rock and roll, country, R&B, reggae and disco with all those songs people love to sign along to. Members, affiliated members and their ...
Where: Club Wairarapa, Masterton, Wairarapa
Address: 20 Essex Street, Masterton, Masterton, Wairarapa
From: 7:30pm on Friday 21st December 2018
To: 11:30pm on Friday 21st December 2018
Carols at Cobblestones
Free community event in celebration of Christmas music and song. Delicious food on sale makes it even easier for you. Bring the family, sit back, relax and enjoy a variety of music brought to you by 'The Friends of ...
Where: Cobblestones Museum, Greytown, Wairarapa
Address: 169 Main Street, Greytown, Wairarapa
From: 5:00pm on Saturday 22nd December 2018
To: 8:00pm on Saturday 22nd December 2018