Explore our towns 


Wrapped in the warm charm of nostalgia, Carterton is the home of vintage finds, delicious food and stunning nature. Home to some of the regions most awarded producers, makers and bakers, you must stop and explore! 

The gateway to Tararua Forest Park, days in Carterton can be enjoyed exploring tracks and trails, including the popular Waiohine Gorge and Fensham Reserve. Carterton’s Dark Skies offer visitors unique nighttime experiences at Star Safari and Stonehenge Aotearoa. 

Each September, Carterton hosts the popular Daffodil Festival bringing thousands of visitors to enjoy a market fair along the main street. A steam train from Wellington, large scale art sale and daffodil picking at Middlerun Farm complete the day’s events. 

Carterton = Taratahi