Wairarapa Must Do's
There are some things you just have to do when you visit Wairarapa! Here are our top picks.
Pukaha Mount Bruce - New Zealand's most successful wildlife breeding centre, just 20 minutes north of Masterton. See the kaka circus, feed the eels, hear a ranger talk - and whatever you do, don't miss the rare white kiwi.
Visiting the vineyards and village of Martinborough; a lovely little village producing world class Pinot Noir.
A day in gorgeous Greytown; designer clothing, gourmet food, antiques and art, all on the main street.
Family destination of Masterton; Queen Elizabeth Park, pools, miniature train, paddle boats, mini golf...
Stonehenge Aotearoa - Explore this astonishing, full-scale, working adaptation of Stonehenge - the brainchild of one of New Zealand's top astronomers.
Castlepoint; swimming, fishing, walks and family fun. So much more than a lighthouse!
The Tui Brewery; take a guided Tui tour! Beer tasting doesn't get more Kiwi than this.
Walking; through the bush or a park, along a beach or across a mountain top. Definitely a must do!
Cycle the vines; Martinborough or Opaki have bike hire and maps ro get you around the vines.
The Alpaca Place; just north of Masterton is the No.1 attraction according to Trip Advisor.
Paua World; is probably the most populat tourist souvenir and gift store in the Wairarapa.