Things to do in Greytown

There's plenty to do in Greytown. Start with the local picks below, then do your own exploring!

Whether you're coming by car or catching the train there's plenty of fun waiting for you in the Wairarapa.
Wyett House offers luxurious accommodation on a historic property just five minutes' stroll from the heart of Greytown.

Cycling & Mountain Biking

Green Jersey Cycle Tours specialise in easy day rides, wine tours in the Wairarapa and multi-day cycling adventures throughout the Wellington and Wairarapa.Green Jersey will collect and deliver your wine to your accommodation as part of your bike hire! Their guided tours are famous for their friendly knowledgeable guides and a delicious lunch, they cater to your every need.
Green Jersey Cycle Capae Palliser Explorer Walk and Tour  takes you to the wonderful south coast and includes a guided walk into the Pinnacles. 
Green Jersey Cycle Tours has a fleet of 12 electric assist bikes in the Wairarapa. These Scott e-Sub Comfort bikes are very easy to ride, the assist is a gentle experience that helps take the humps and hollows out of a ride. With an e-bikes it’s easy to explore much more of the Wairarapa or the Rimutaka Cycle Trail. For example you could ride from Martinborough to Cape Palliser! If a group wants to go cycling but some in the group aren't sure they'll keep up, these bikes are the answer!

Walking & Trekking

The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.

Museums

Wairarapa Heritage Association is a trail of Wairarapa museums running from Featherston to Mount Bruce. Check out some of the fabulous places you can visit!
This self-guided tour takes you to many of the Wairarapa’s towns and villages on a scenic tour of the region. The itinerary is best done over a couple of days but you could squeeze it in with a busy day.
Papawai Marae, located a few minutes from the centre of Greytown, has been a home to Wairarapa Māori for hundreds of years.
This self guided tour takes you straight through the Wairarapa on State Highway 2. Stopping at the region's World War I highlights.
Cobblestones Museum in Greytown, is more of an historic village than a museum. The name of the Cobblestones museum comes from the well-preserved courtyard at the entrance and inside the stables and dates to the days of Cobb & Co.

Adventure

The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.

Cycling

Green Jersey Cycle Tours specialise in easy day rides, wine tours in the Wairarapa and multi-day cycling adventures throughout the Wellington and Wairarapa.Green Jersey will collect and deliver your wine to your accommodation as part of your bike hire! Their guided tours are famous for their friendly knowledgeable guides and a delicious lunch, they cater to your every need.
Green Jersey Cycle Capae Palliser Explorer Walk and Tour  takes you to the wonderful south coast and includes a guided walk into the Pinnacles. 
Green Jersey Cycle Tours has a fleet of 12 electric assist bikes in the Wairarapa. These Scott e-Sub Comfort bikes are very easy to ride, the assist is a gentle experience that helps take the humps and hollows out of a ride. With an e-bikes it’s easy to explore much more of the Wairarapa or the Rimutaka Cycle Trail. For example you could ride from Martinborough to Cape Palliser! If a group wants to go cycling but some in the group aren't sure they'll keep up, these bikes are the answer!
The Greytown Trail is a 5km route used as a walking track and cycle trail connecting Greytown to Woodside Station. The fully fenced trail has a slight incline to the station, with views of paddocks, Tararua mountains and stands of oak trees.

Family

This self-guided tour takes you to many of the Wairarapa’s towns and villages on a scenic tour of the region. The itinerary is best done over a couple of days but you could squeeze it in with a busy day.
Cobblestones Museum in Greytown, is more of an historic village than a museum. The name of the Cobblestones museum comes from the well-preserved courtyard at the entrance and inside the stables and dates to the days of Cobb & Co.
This self guided tour takes you straight through the Wairarapa on State Highway 2. Stopping at the region's World War I highlights.

Free and nearly free

This self-guided tour takes you to many of the Wairarapa’s towns and villages on a scenic tour of the region. The itinerary is best done over a couple of days but you could squeeze it in with a busy day.
This self guided tour takes you straight through the Wairarapa on State Highway 2. Stopping at the region's World War I highlights.

Hunting

The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.

Gardens

Kahikatea Gardens in Greytown is great for getting up close and personal with some lovely farm animals in a gorgeous garden! A beautiful spot for a wedding or special event.

Shopping

Organic plant based produce store and cafe owned by Hollywood movie director James Cameron.
Linarte based in the main street of Greytown stocks beautiful clothing, linen fabrics, homewares and ceramics.
Located next to the Town Hall in Greytown, The Designer Clothing Gallery stocks beautiful clothes and homeware from New Zealand and European designers.
Visit what's been described as the most beautiful bike shop in the country, right here in Greytown.
Hall is the place to go in Greytown for clothing defined by strong yet simple shapes, natural fibres and iconic graphics.
With over 85 flavours of chocolate, Schoc Chocolates creates beautiful, hand-crafted tablets all in the stylish shopping village of Greytown.

Tours and Transport

The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.
This self guided tour takes you straight through the Wairarapa on State Highway 2. Stopping at the region's World War I highlights.
This self-guided tour takes you to many of the Wairarapa’s towns and villages on a scenic tour of the region. The itinerary is best done over a couple of days but you could squeeze it in with a busy day.

Walks

The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.

Weddings

Kahikatea Gardens in Greytown is great for getting up close and personal with some lovely farm animals in a gorgeous garden! A beautiful spot for a wedding or special event.

Olives

Taste the finest olives and olive oils from the Wairarapa and see first-hand how oil's extracted from the region's finest fruit.

Flight

The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.

Camping

Cafes and Restaurants

Organic plant based produce store and cafe owned by Hollywood movie director James Cameron.
The Greytown Hotel is a great place to eat in Greytown for lunch, dinner and bar meals. Only twenty-five minutes from Masterton and fifteen minutes from Martinborough.
Main St Deli is a great little cafe and delicatessen in Greytown, Wairarapa
Saluté is a great place to eat in Greytown, right on the Main Street in amongst the Greytown boutique shopping. Serving beautiful Tapas alongside Wairarapa wine and beer, Saluté is perfect for lunch or dinner.
2 Short Whites offers a fresh, seasonal take on traditional cafe fare, just off the main street in Greytown.

Tours

Green Jersey Cycle Tours specialise in easy day rides, wine tours in the Wairarapa and multi-day cycling adventures throughout the Wellington and Wairarapa.Green Jersey will collect and deliver your wine to your accommodation as part of your bike hire! Their guided tours are famous for their friendly knowledgeable guides and a delicious lunch, they cater to your every need.
Green Jersey Cycle Capae Palliser Explorer Walk and Tour  takes you to the wonderful south coast and includes a guided walk into the Pinnacles. 
The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.
Green Jersey Cycle Tours has a fleet of 12 electric assist bikes in the Wairarapa. These Scott e-Sub Comfort bikes are very easy to ride, the assist is a gentle experience that helps take the humps and hollows out of a ride. With an e-bikes it’s easy to explore much more of the Wairarapa or the Rimutaka Cycle Trail. For example you could ride from Martinborough to Cape Palliser! If a group wants to go cycling but some in the group aren't sure they'll keep up, these bikes are the answer!
Kahikatea Gardens in Greytown is great for getting up close and personal with some lovely farm animals in a gorgeous garden! A beautiful spot for a wedding or special event.

Scenic Attractions

The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.