Things to do in Greytown

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

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 weekend. Do it! 

Cycling & Mountain Biking

Green Jersey Cycle Capae Palliser Explorer Walk and Tour  takes you to the wonderful south coast and includes a guided walk into the Pinnacles. 
Green Jersey Cycle Tours has a fleet of 12 electric assist bikes in the Wairarapa. These Scott e-Sub Comfort bikes are very easy to ride, the assist is a gentle experience that helps take the humps and hollows out of a ride. With an e-bikes it’s easy to explore much more of the Wairarapa or the Rimutaka Cycle Trail. For example you could ride from Martinborough to Cape Palliser! If a group wants to go cycling but some in the group aren't sure they'll keep up, these bikes are the answer!

Walking & Trekking

The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.

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 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.
This self guided tour takes you straight through the Wairarapa on State Highway 2. Stopping at the region's World War I highlights.

Adventure

The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.

Cycling

Green Jersey Cycle Capae Palliser Explorer Walk and Tour  takes you to the wonderful south coast and includes a guided walk into the Pinnacles. 
Green Jersey Cycle Tours has a fleet of 12 electric assist bikes in the Wairarapa. These Scott e-Sub Comfort bikes are very easy to ride, the assist is a gentle experience that helps take the humps and hollows out of a ride. With an e-bikes it’s easy to explore much more of the Wairarapa or the Rimutaka Cycle Trail. For example you could ride from Martinborough to Cape Palliser! If a group wants to go cycling but some in the group aren't sure they'll keep up, these bikes are the answer!
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.

Family

This self guided tour takes you straight through the Wairarapa on State Highway 2. Stopping at the region's World War I highlights.
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.

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.
This self guided tour takes you straight through the Wairarapa on State Highway 2. Stopping at the region's World War I highlights.

Hunting

The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.

Gardens

Kahikatea Gardens in Greytown is great for getting up close and personal with some lovely farm animals in a gorgeous garden! A beautiful spot for a wedding or special event.

Shopping

Visit what's been described as the most beautiful bike shop in the country, right here in Greytown.
The Greytown Country Market is held at the Stella Bull Park, next to the White Swan Hotel, Greytown every third Sunday October - March.  
Hall is the place to go in Greytown for clothing defined by strong yet simple shapes, natural fibres and iconic graphics.
Enjoy a full-day guided tour from Wellington to Greytown and experience boutique shopping, lunch, wine and cheese while all of your transport is taken care of. A terrific tour for shoppers and foodies. 
Organic plant based produce store and cafe owned by Hollywood movie director James Cameron.
Located next to the Town Hall in Greytown, The Designer Clothing Gallery stocks beautiful clothes and homeware from New Zealand and European designers.
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.

Tours and Transport

Enjoy a full-day guided tour from Wellington to Greytown and experience boutique shopping, lunch, wine and cheese while all of your transport is taken care of. A terrific tour for shoppers and foodies. 
The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.
This self guided tour takes you straight through the Wairarapa on State Highway 2. Stopping at the region's World War I highlights.

Walks

The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.

Weddings

Kahikatea Gardens in Greytown is great for getting up close and personal with some lovely farm animals in a gorgeous garden! A beautiful spot for a wedding or special event.

Olives

Taste the finest olives and olive oils from the Wairarapa and see first-hand how oil's extracted from the region's finest fruit.

Flight

The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.

Camping

Cafes and Restaurants

The Greytown Hotel is a great place to eat in Greytown for lunch, dinner and bar meals. Only twenty-five minutes from Masterton and fifteen minutes from Martinborough.
Brasserie 74 offers a fresh, seasonal take on traditional cafe fare, just off the main street in Greytown.
Main St Deli is a great little cafe and delicatessen in Greytown, Wairarapa
Organic plant based produce store and cafe owned by Hollywood movie director James Cameron.
Saluté is a great place to eat in Greytown, right on the Main Street in amongst the Greytown boutique shopping. Serving beautiful Tapas alongside Wairarapa wine and beer, Saluté is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Tours

Enjoy a full-day guided tour from Wellington to Greytown and experience boutique shopping, lunch, wine and cheese while all of your transport is taken care of. A terrific tour for shoppers and foodies. 
The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.
Green Jersey Cycle Capae Palliser Explorer Walk and Tour  takes you to the wonderful south coast and includes a guided walk into the Pinnacles. 
Kahikatea Gardens in Greytown is great for getting up close and personal with some lovely farm animals in a gorgeous garden! A beautiful spot for a wedding or special event.
Green Jersey Cycle Tours has a fleet of 12 electric assist bikes in the Wairarapa. These Scott e-Sub Comfort bikes are very easy to ride, the assist is a gentle experience that helps take the humps and hollows out of a ride. With an e-bikes it’s easy to explore much more of the Wairarapa or the Rimutaka Cycle Trail. For example you could ride from Martinborough to Cape Palliser! If a group wants to go cycling but some in the group aren't sure they'll keep up, these bikes are the answer!

Scenic Attractions

The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.