Things to do in Greytown

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

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.
Relax in a slice of Greytown's history at The Saddlery in the heart of Greytown, just 300 metres from the village centre.
Check out this cycling event in Greytown on Easter Saturday where riders will be resplendent in retro style British cycling attire and tweed - 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! 

Bird Watching

Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.

Cycling & Mountain Biking

Green Jersey has over 200 cycles available for hire, and with it's wide range of cellar doors within a short cycling distance of the town centre, Martinborough is a peddlers paradise. Check out the wide variety of bike styles for hire - there's one for you!

Walking & Trekking

The centre of the extended continental shelf of New Zealand is pinpointed in the Tararua Range on Mt Reeves Track, a moderately difficult walk not far from Greytown, that takes around 5-7 hours. 

Museums

Cobblestones Museum in Greytown, is more of an historic village than a museum. The name of the Cobblestones museum comes from the well-preserved courtyard at the entrance and inside the stables and dates to the days of Cobb & Co.
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.

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 available for hire, and with it's wide range of cellar doors within a short cycling distance of the town centre, Martinborough is a peddlers paradise. Check out the wide variety of bike styles for hire - there's one for you!
Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.

Family

Cobblestones Museum in Greytown, is more of an historic village than a museum. The name of the Cobblestones museum comes from the well-preserved courtyard at the entrance and inside the stables and dates to the days of Cobb & Co.
Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.

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.
Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.

Gardens

 A fundraiser for Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre the Wairarapa garden tour is a self-drive weekend showing off some of the most beautiful private gardens in the Wairarapa.

Shopping

The Greytown Country Market is held at the Stella Bull Park, next to the White Swan Hotel, Greytown every third Sunday during October - March.  
Linarte based in the main street of Greytown stocks beautiful clothing, linen fabrics, homewares and ceramics.
With over 85 flavours of chocolate, Schoc Chocolates creates beautiful, hand-crafted tablets all in the stylish shopping village of Greytown.
Fitting for a village known for it's old world charm, Mrs Blackwell's Village Bookshop in Greytown feels like stepping foot into a bookshop in a storybook - albeit with modern touches, like the stylish glass pendant lighting overhead and the latest in contemporary titles on the shelves. Blackwell's stocks a wide array of books, from arts and crafts to business, science to biographies.
Visit what's been described as the most beautiful bike shop in the country, right here in Greytown.
Hall is the place to go in Greytown for clothing defined by strong yet simple shapes, natural fibres and iconic graphics.
Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.
The Designer Clothing Gallery stocks beautiful clothes and homeware from New Zealand and European designers.

Tours and Transport

Green Jersey has over 200 cycles available for hire, and with it's wide range of cellar doors within a short cycling distance of the town centre, Martinborough is a peddlers paradise. Check out the wide variety of bike styles for hire - there's one for you!

Wine

Pop into Aperitif Wine Shop in Greytown for a huge range of wines from around New Zealand, local gins & spirits.
Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.

Walks

The centre of the extended continental shelf of New Zealand is pinpointed in the Tararua Range on Mt Reeves Track, a moderately difficult walk not far from Greytown, that takes around 5-7 hours. 

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.
The Offering has an enticing menu, cabinet food and also cater for gluten free, vegans & vegetarians, sourcing products from within a 200 km radius of Greytown. They are fully licensed with a range of local wines & craft beers, as well as great coffee ground to order. 
Main St Deli is a great little cafe in Greytown, Wairarapa

Wine/Vineyards

Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.

Tours

Green Jersey has over 200 cycles available for hire, and with it's wide range of cellar doors within a short cycling distance of the town centre, Martinborough is a peddlers paradise. Check out the wide variety of bike styles for hire - there's one for you!