Media Releases

BEVAN GARDINER HEADLINES 2019 WAIRARAPA COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

One of New Zealand’s top country stars, Bevan Gardiner, will headline the 2019 Wairarapa Country Music Festival being held at the picturesque Tauherenikau Racecourse with a performance on Saturday January 12th. 

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE FOR WAIRARAPA GARDEN TOUR

Earlybird tickets for Pukaha Mount Bruce’s much loved annual Wairarapa Garden Tour are on sale from today (August 1st). 

Earlybird ticket numbers are strictly limited and an excellent value at $45 each. This gets you a ticket to the garden tour, being held on November 10th and 11th 2018, which features a dozen gorgeous private gardenslocated in southern and central Wairarapa. 

Once earlybird tickets have sold, general admission tickets will be available at $55 each. 

TOURISTS SPEND LARGE IN WAIRARAPA

Tourists are spending up large across the Wairarapa, with a boost in the latest annual figures.

The June 2018 Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates, produced by MBIE, reveal big spending boosts by both international and domestic tourists in the past year.

MORE WAIRARAPA TOURISM OPERATORS GAIN QUALMARK AWARDS

Just weeks after three Wairarapa businesses were awarded the Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award more of the region’s tourism operators have been recognised by Qualmark New Zealand.

Destination Wairarapa general manager David Hancock says 10 more operators have received recognition by Qualmark New Zealand, an independent organisation that assess businesses to ensure they offer the highest quality experiences to New Zealand visitors. 

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