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Escape to the Wairarapa this autumn

There’s nothing like autumn in the Wairarapa. Hues of gold, amber and red accentuate the beauty of this region renowned for its premium vineyards, olive groves, wild coastlines, cafes, restaurants and boutique shopping - making it a wonderful time to explore.
Being only one hour’s drive or train ride from Wellington, New Zealand’s Capital City, makes Wairarapa the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Destination Wairarapa shares its top reasons to escape to the Wairarapa this autumn.
 
Wairarapa Balloon Festival

WAIRARAPA’S CYCLING EVENTS RECEIVE TICK OF APPROVAL

Wairarapa’s hosting of the New Zealand Cycle Classic and Huri Huri: Bike Festival received a great endorsement from the Swiss based Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and from several riders who took part.

TOP ITALIAN RIDER TO CONTEST THE NEW ZEALAND CYCLE CLASSIC

Italian Under-23 national team rider Francesco Bettini will make his Kiwi debut at this month’s New Zealand Cycle Classic being staged entirely in the Wairarapa.

New Zealand 2017 road champion Joe Cooper to contest New Zealand Cycle Classic

Days after being crowned New Zealand road cycling champion in Hawke’s Bay, Wellingtonian Joe Cooper has been added to the start list of this month’s UCI 2.2 New Zealand Cycle Classic being held in the Wairarapa.
 

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