Nearest airports to the Wairarapa region are Wellington and Palmerston North, or clients may like to pass through on their wine trail driving tour. It's also a pleasant train ride from Wellington.


By Road

Driving
The Wairarapa is accessible from both Wellington through the Rimutaka Range or via the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail that runs from Hawke's Bay to Marlborough.

Approx drive time and distances to other cities:

 

Km

Miles

Approx Drive Time

Masterton to Castlepoint

68

42

1 hour

Masterton to Wellington

102

63

1 hour 50 mins

Masterton to Napier

233

145

3 hours 20 mins

Masterton to Taupo

368

229

5 hours 15 mins

Martinborough to Wellington

83

52

1 hour 15 mins

Martinborough to Cape Palliser

72

45

1 hour 15 mins

 

Coach/Bus
Your clients can get around the North Island by coach with InterCity Coachlines or a number of other suppliers.

Driving Routes
The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail lets clients drive through the Wairarapa and either onto Hawke's Bay in the north or Marlborough in the south.

Clients can also access the Wairarapa from Palmerston North by using State Highway 3 to Woodville before following State Highway 2 to Masterton.

By Air

Wellington airport and Palmerston North airport are the closest airports to the Wairarapa.

Getting to and from the airport
Clients can drive from either airport to get to the Wairarapa or take up public transport options available such as rail and bus services.

By Rail

There are local train services operating between Wellington City and the Wairarapa regularly. 

Getting Around Wairarapa

Getting around Wairarapa’s town centres, including Masterton, Carterton, Featherston, Greytown, Martinborough is easy by foot.  However, to get between them, clients will need to drive.