Things to do in Greytown

There's plenty to do in Greytown. Start with the local picks below, then do your own exploring!

A self-guided tour including eleven remarkable properties in Greytown, many opening to the public for the first time.
Experience the Charm of the The Greytown Hotel, possibly New Zealand's oldest hotel, situated in the center of the Wairarapa making it an ideal base for those visiting the area.
Check out this cycling event in Greytown on Easter Saturday - a chance for the town's folk and visitors to recreate the spirit of a bygone era while having a "jolly good" time.
Just an hour way from Wellington and with heaps of fun, delicious things to eat and drink and all kinds of accommodation to choose from Wairarapa is perfect for a girl's trip. Do it! 
Molewood Orchard will host the Greytown Apple Harvest Festival each April

Activity Pass

Wander through Molewood Orchard in Greytown and pick your own basket of fresh sun-warmed and scrumptious apples and pears, open every weekend from Saturday 2 March until early June.

Bird Watching

Give yourself a break from the Remutaka Cycle Trail and explore more.

Farms

Wander through Molewood Orchard in Greytown and pick your own basket of fresh sun-warmed and scrumptious apples and pears, open every weekend from Saturday 2 March until early June.

Cycling & Mountain Biking

Green Jersey has over 200 cycles for hire, with a wide range of cellar doors a short cycling distance from Martinborough.

Museums

Wairarapa Heritage Association is a trail of Wairarapa museums running from Featherston to Mount Bruce. Check out some of the fabulous places you can visit!
This self-guided tour takes you to many of the Wairarapa’s towns and villages on a scenic tour of the region. The itinerary is best done over a couple of days but you could squeeze it in with a busy day.
Papawai Marae, located a few minutes from the centre of Greytown, has been a home to Wairarapa Māori for hundreds of years.
Cobblestones Museum in Greytown is an historic village with an old schoolhouse, public hospital, colonial cottage and much more.

Cycling

The Greytown Trail is a 5km route used as a walking track and cycle trail connecting Greytown to Woodside Station. The fully fenced trail has a slight incline to the station, with views of paddocks, Tararua mountains and stands of oak trees.
Green Jersey has over 200 cycles for hire, with a wide range of cellar doors a short cycling distance from Martinborough.
Give yourself a break from the Remutaka Cycle Trail and explore more.

Family

Give yourself a break from the Remutaka Cycle Trail and explore more.
Wander through Molewood Orchard in Greytown and pick your own basket of fresh sun-warmed and scrumptious apples and pears, open every weekend from Saturday 2 March until early June.
Cobblestones Museum in Greytown is an historic village with an old schoolhouse, public hospital, colonial cottage and much more.

Free and nearly free

This self-guided tour takes you to many of the Wairarapa’s towns and villages on a scenic tour of the region. The itinerary is best done over a couple of days but you could squeeze it in with a busy day.
Give yourself a break from the Remutaka Cycle Trail and explore more.

Gardens

The Wairarapa garden tour is a self-drive tour showing beautiful private gardens.

Shopping

With over 85 flavours of chocolate, Schoc Chocolates creates beautiful, hand-crafted tablets all in the stylish shopping village of Greytown.
Visit what's been described as the most beautiful bike shop in the country, right here in Greytown.
Hall Concept Store in Greytown curates a collection of labels in sizes 8 to 22.
Mrs Blackwell's Village Bookshop in Greytown feels like stepping into a bookshop in a storybook - albeit with modern touches.
Give yourself a break from the Remutaka Cycle Trail and explore more.
The Designer Clothing Gallery stocks beautiful clothes and homeware from New Zealand and European designers.
Taste Greytown Distilling Company popular gin inside Blackwell and Sons cycling emporium in the weekends.
The Greytown Country Market is held at Stella Bull Park Greytown every third Sunday October to March.  

Tours and Transport

Green Jersey has over 200 cycles for hire, with a wide range of cellar doors a short cycling distance from Martinborough.

Wine

Pop into Aperitif Wine Bar & Shop in Greytown for a huge range of wines from around New Zealand, local gins & spirits.
Give yourself a break from the Remutaka Cycle Trail and explore more.

Olives

Juno Olives is a family owned and sustainable managed olive grove in Greytown, with its own tasting room.

Cafes and Restaurants

1860 Restaurant in historic The Greytown Hotel is a great place to eat for lunch, dinner and bar meals. Only twenty-five minutes from Masterton and fifteen minutes from Martinborough.
The White Swan is an iconic country hotel in the heart of Greytown, where you can celebrate the best of the Wairarapa through food, beverages, accommodation, and warm rural hospitality.
Visit The Offering in Greytown for mouth watering cabinet food, and gluten free and vegans options using fresh locally grown food.
Main St Deli is a great little cafe in Greytown, Wairarapa

Wine/Vineyards

Give yourself a break from the Remutaka Cycle Trail and explore more.

Tours

Green Jersey has over 200 cycles for hire, with a wide range of cellar doors a short cycling distance from Martinborough.