Coming from Australia?

Gidday! Good on you for coming to NZ and Wellington, the World's coolest capital. Next door to Wellington you'll find Wairarapa - a stunning region known for its wine and food, rugged coastline, forest parks and cycle trails. It's the perfect daytrip or weekend away from the city.

Discover some of NZ's best wine

Wairarapa is at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail.

Martinborough is the region's wine village, where you'll find some of the country's best pinot noir, made mostly by family-owned vineyards. Further up the valley in Gladstone and Masterton you'll find more first class vineyards.

Prefer not to drive? Take the Tranzit Gourmet Wine Tour which includes the train trip, a full day of wine tasting and a scrumptious lunch.

Explore the Towns and Villages

Get on your bike (or one of ours) 

Cycle the vines in Martinborough. It's great fun - and the roads are flat!

Explore the spectacular Rimutaka Cycle Trail - by yourself or on a fully catered tour.

Head for the coast

Castlepoint and Cape Palliser have unforgettable scenery, great swimming and walking tracks too. 

A day trip from Wellington? 

There are plenty of ways you can have a great day trip here. Make a plan.

Come without a car

We have lots of great guided tours.


Our region has a wide variety of places to stay and all sorts of styles. Book some accommodation here.  

See you soon!