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 Centre – The 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.
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
Climate & Weather:
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