Martinborough Manor is a 6 acre working farmlet and orchard situated on the outskirts of Martinborough wine village, where you can feed, pet and care for the animals. The tour takes about an hour and a half and can be tailored to adults or children.
There are numerous trail options covering a variety of terrain at Heavenly Horse Treks, situated on Riversdale station, including farm tracks across the hills with stunning views, along the South Wairarapa coastline and a river. All treks are guided with horses arranged according to suitability, ability of riders and the weather.
Come along with your telescope, a torch, and evening picnic as Becky Bateman, Astronomy Guide from Under The Stars helps you navigate the stars, then pick some laveder as you watch the sun set.
Every year in January, Lavender Abbey hold popular "Pick Your Own Lavender" days at their property in Carterton.
Visitors from all over New Zealand come to experience lavender growing wild and enjoy the incredible aroma. With more than 2000 flowering lavender plants its like a slice of Provence right here in Carterton.
Just south of Martinborough is the award winning lavender farm and shop of Ranui Essentials.
The Wairarapa A&P Show is held every Spring at the Clareville Showgrounds just outside of Carterton. Livestock, equestrian, farm machinery and wood choppers all have their day in the sun at this fantastic family event.
Spend an afternoon at Olivo - the Wairarapa's oldest commercial olive grove with a Tree to Table tour. Wander through the groves, learn about different olive varieties and what happens throughout the year. Then finish up with a tutored olive oil tasting - from pure extra virgin oil to intriguing infusions. You will learn how to taste extra virgin olive oil like the professionals do!
The Masterton Golden Shears is a huge Wairarapa event attracting visitors from across Australasia, all for a shot at the Sheep Shearing Championship.
The Wool Shed is a glimpse into the farming history of the Wairarapa and the international sport of shearing. Located in Masterton, across the road from Queen Elizabeth Park, The Wool Shed is a great family thing to do.