Wairarapa Must Do's
There are some things you just have to do when you visit Wairarapa! Here are our top picks:
Pukaha National Wildlife Centre - New Zealand's most successful wildlife breeding centre is just 20 minutes north of Masterton. See tuatara and long-fin eels. Check out Manukura the white kiwi and her friend Turua in the kiwi house. Explore the walk-through aviary and join the kaka 'circus'. A guided tour of this magical place is awesome.
Gorgeous Greytown - a shopping gem with real character and style. You'll find small stores, quality shopping and good cafes and restaurants in this sophisticated village which was awarded NZ Most Beautiful Town in 2017 .
Castlepoint - great for swimming, fishing, walks and family fun. So much more than a lighthouse!
Take a walk - through bush or a park, along a beach or across a mountain top. Definitely a must do!
Take a tour at Tui Brewery - home to all things Tui you'll eat and drink very well here.
Stonehenge Aotearoa - this astonishing, full-scale, working adaptation of Stonehenge is close to Carterton.
The Alpaca Place - just north of Masterton you can check out these quirky animals on a great tour
Paua World - a huge range of jewellery and giftware crafted from beautiful paua and a huge range of quality souvenirs too.