Wairarapa Must Do's

There are some things you just have to do when you visit Wairarapa! Here are our top picks.

Kaka Circus at Pukaha Mount Bruce, Masterton

Pukaha Mount Bruce - New Zealand's most successful wildlife breeding centre, just 20 minutes north of Masterton. See the kaka circus, feed the eels, hear a ranger talk - and whatever you do, don't miss the rare white kiwi.


Bikes in Martinborough SquareGreytown boutique shoppingQueen Elizabeth Park

Visiting the vineyards and village of Martinborough; a lovely little village producing world class Pinot Noir.

A day in gorgeous Greytown; designer clothing, gourmet food, antiques and art, all on the main street.

Family destination of Masterton; Queen Elizabeth Park, pools, miniature train, paddle boats, mini golf...


Stonehenge, Carterton

Stonehenge Aotearoa - Explore this astonishing, full-scale, working adaptation of Stonehenge - the brainchild of one of New Zealand's top astronomers.


Cape Palliser LighthouseCastlepoint Lighthouse & Castle RockThe Pinnacles

Cape Palliser; southern most point on the North Island, seals, Lake FerryNgawi Fishing Village and the spectacular Pinnacles 

Castlepoint; swimming, fishing, walks and family fun. So much more than a lighthouse!


Tui Brewery, Masterton

The Tui Brewery; take a guided Tui tour! Beer tasting doesn't get more Kiwi than this.


Walking in the Tararua RangeCycling the Vines

Walking; through the bush or a park, along a beach or across a mountain top. Definitely a must do!

Cycle the vines; Martinborough or Opaki have bike hire and maps ro get you around the vines.


The Alpaca PlacePaua World

The Alpaca Place; just north of Masterton is the No.1 attraction according to Trip Advisor.

Paua World; is probably the most populat tourist souvenir and gift store in the Wairarapa.