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A quiet getaway only an hour’s drive from the capital city of Wellington, the Wairarapa is made up of numerous peaceful, historic towns.

Famous for its Pinot Noir, the Wairarapa is a key winemaking region within New Zealand. Clients can escape the city rush and easily spend a day or more browsing the boutique stores or making the most of the outdoors.

The Best of Wairarapa

  • Vineyards and wineries – A top food and wine destination, clients can taste the best of the region at the Martinborough Wine Village, go to Toast Martinborough (Wairarapa’s Premier Food Wine and Music Festival) in November, or visit the numerous award winning wineries along the way.
  • Historic villages – Greytown and Martinborough are home to boutique shops and cafes, Masterton is the largest town, whilst Featherston is a refuel spot close to the Rimutaka Cycle Trail.
  • Wildlife CentreThe Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre is home to the rare white kiwi and also breeds and returns endangered animals to the wild.
  • Putangirua Pinnacles – This natural wonder has been formed by thousands of years of erosion and was the filming location for The Lord of the Rings.
  • Stonehenge Aotearoa – Clients can visit Stonehenge Aotearoa, which is similar in size and structure to the Stonehenge of Salisbury Plain in England.

Further Information

Videos on the Region and other New Zealand Regions
Wairarapa Regional Tourism Organisation (Destination Wairarapa)
Contact details sheet (ppt, 2MB)
Product Overview (pdf, 5.5MB)
Trade snapshot 2016 (pdf,1.04MB)
Find an i-SITES Visitor Information Centre
www.newzealand.com (Wairarapa)

Climate & Weather:

December

Summer

AVG High

23 °C / 73.4 °F

AVG Low

11 °C / 51.8 °F

June

Winter

AVG High

13 °C/ 55.4 °F

AVG Low

3 °C / 37.4 °F

Attractions Wairarapa

  • Food & wine

    Food & wine

    The Waiarapa region is a bonafide food and wine lovers' paradise.

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  • Cycling & Mountain Biking

    Cycling & Mountain Biking

    You'll find a range of cycling experiences in Wairarapa - everything from riding through vineyards to riding on rugged beaches is on offer.

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  • Walking & hiking

    Walking & hiking

    Wairarapa lies on the spectacular southern tip of the North Island. It's a region home to unforgettable coastal walking tracks.

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  • Gardens

    Gardens

    The Wairarapa region has a reputation for distinctive and unique gardens.

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  • Pukaha Mount Bruce

    Pukaha Mount Bruce

    Home to the only little white kiwi bird in captivity, Pukaha Mount Bruce is a wildlife centre set in 940 hectares of reserve. There are many other New Zealand birds and wildlife...

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  • Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve

    Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve

    You don't have to travel far to find yourself in another world. The Putangirua Pinnacles are just an hour's drive from Martinborough.

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