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 is just 20 minutes north of Masterton. See tuatara and long-fin eels. Check out Manukura the white kiwi and her friend Turua in the kiwi house. Explore the walk-through aviary and join the kaka 'circus'. A guided tour of this magical place is awesome.
Gorgeous Greytown - a shopping gem with real character and style. You'll find small stores, quality shopping and good cafes and restaurants in this sophisticated village.
Have fun with your family in Masterton - Queen Elizabeth Park has an amazing playground plus miniature train, paddle boats and mini golf.
Castlepoint - great for swimming, fishing, walks and family fun. So much more than a lighthouse!
Take a walk - through bush or a park, along a beach or across a mountain top. Definitely a must do!
Take a tour at Tui Brewery - home to all things Tui you'll eat and drink very well here.
Stonehenge Aotearoa - this astonishing, full-scale, working adaptation of Stonehenge is close to Carterton.
The Alpaca Place - just north of Masterton you can check out these quirky animals on a great tour
Paua World - a huge range of jewellery and giftware crafted from beautiful paua and a huge range of quality souvenirs too.