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.
Specialising in buying and selling rare, second-hand and new books on Military History across the ages, aviation, naval, guns and machines.
It's appropriate that Messines Bookshop is located in militarily historic Featherston Booktown.
The Featherston Ferret is the younger sibling of Cuba Street, Wellington's Ferret.
Featherston Ferret has mainly second-hand books ranging from A for Art to Z for (Olde and New) Zealand literature and history, with special interest paid to younger Aotearoa-based stories.
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Ferret is also part of Featherston Booktown.
"WOW!" is a common response on walking through the door at For the Love of Books.
The second-hand bookshop has books organised to make it easy to know where to look for what you are interested in, and the diverse range of books caters to many tastes.
Ventana' is a Spanish word meaning window. Ventana provides a window to the world, offering small-business artisan lifestyle and homeware items that you might not ordinarily see while out shopping in the Wairarapa. Items are carefully curated from a network of artists and designers working both locally and overseas.
Just south of Martinborough is the award winning lavender farm and shop of Ranui Essentials.
ConArt (Container Art) is a collection of containers creating an exciting gallery and Wairarapa art studio space.
Oggi Domani is a ceramic art and design studio where artist Josephine Durkin creates unique ceramic pieces combining traditional Italian design with a contemporary feel.
The Greytown Country Market is held at the Stella Bull Park, next to the White Swan Hotel, Greytown every third Sunday during October - March.
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.