Summer in the Wairarapa

Castlepoint Beach

Great events, our top swimming spots, walks, cycling tracks and more!

We've got lots of events popping up across the region - check out What's On for this week's events.

Beaches and coastal areas

Get your togs and sunscreen and head out to Castlepoint or Riversdale.

Our coastal areas are a great spot in the summer with lots of things to do and see - like the seals at Cape Palliser.

Walks, Tramps, Cycling

Get out and about in the outdoors! Walks - we have everything from a short stroll around our reserves to a multi-day tramp along the coast or in the Tararua Ranges. 

Feel like bike ride? Cycle the vines, our quiet country roads or check out our bike trails.


Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre - get up close to native wildlife such as tuatara, kaka, kokako and NZ's white kiwi - Manukura.

Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History. Discover works by local painters,photographers and sculptors. Aratoi is across the road from the Queen Elizabeth Park - a fun stop with the kids.

Fun for families:

There is plenty on to keep the kids entertained for the holidays. Check out our ideas.


Keep your energy up while exploring the region. Cafes, restaurants, bakeries and foodie delights - your options are endless.


We're at the heart of the NZ Classic Wine Trail so visiting our Wairarapa vineyards is a must. Hire a bike and cycle the vines - it's a fun day out!


Get your retail therapy - from designer clothing boutiques, homeware, antiques and art shops... take your pick!


We have lots of great accommodation. Book and stay now and you'll receive a kids go free pass to Pukaha Mount Bruce!

Need more information?

Give our helpful Masterton and Martinborough i-SITE teams a call or pop in.