Coming from Wellington to the Wairarapa? Why not take the easy route and enjoy a scenic train ride from Wellington Central Railway Station?
The track runs along the Wellington harbour offering fantastic views of the ocean before moving through Hutt Valley and into the beauitful rugged country of the Rimutakas. Two tunnels remove any climbing, the second tunnel is the longest passenger train tunnel in New Zealand and brings you out into the beautiful Wairarapa valley with stunning views of Lake Wairarapa - the train ride is an attraction in itself.
The Wairarapa train line from Wellington stops in Featherston (with a bus connection to Martinborough), Woodside (with a bus connection to Greytown), Carterton and Masterton Station. Catch the train for Greytown shopping or Wairarapa vineyards. Catch the train and hire a car to explore the country roads or fantastic Wairarapa coast.
Here is a Wellington to Wairarapa train timetable