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Top Tips from the Locals!


Visit the coolest Kiwi chick - Manukura, the white kiwi at Pukaha Mount Bruce



A hit of golf at the Golf Driving Range Cafe Solway, Masterton 

A day walk in the Tararua Ranges, starting from Mt Holdsworth  

Climb to the Lighthouse at Castlepoint

Check out gifts, souvenirs and Jewellery at Paua World, Carterton

Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Information Centres

Phone or drop into one of our two i-SITE Visitor Centres. We have local people offering real service! We can book your accommodation, event tickets, tours and transport.

Our friendly staff know all there is to know about the region, including where to stay and what's on. They'll make nationwide bookings for you too, including Cook Strait ferry crossings and Intercity bus trips. Pick up a visitor guide or wine map while you're there - or download one now.

Martinborough Music Festival

Martinborough Music Festival

This festival in Martinborough delivers four chamber music concerts of extraordinary quality over three days: featuring some of New Zealand’s finest classical musicians.

Wilma Smith (violin), Dierdre Irons (piano), Mark Walton (clarinet), Amalia Hall (violin), Christopher Moore (viola) and Matthias Balzat (cello). 

Friday 28 September 7.30pm

Featherston Ferret

The Featherston Ferret is the younger sibling of Cuba Street, Wellington's Ferret.

Featherston Ferret has mainly second-hand books ranging from A for Art to Z for (Olde and New) Zealand literature and history, with special interest paid to younger Aotearoa-based stories.  

Poke Your Nose In.

Ferret is also part of Featherston Booktown.


For the Love of Books

"WOW!" is a common response on walking through the door at For the Love of Books.

The second-hand bookshop has books organised to make it easy to know where to look for what you are interested in, and the diverse range of books caters to many tastes.

Ventana Creative Collective

Ventana' is a Spanish word meaning window.  Ventana provides a window to the world, offering small-business artisan lifestyle and homeware items that you might not ordinarily see while out shopping in the Wairarapa. Items are carefully curated from a network of artists and designers working both locally and overseas.


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