getting here...

plan your trip

  • BY CAR
  • BY TRAIN
  • BY BUS
  • CLASSIC NZ WINE TRAIL
  • HIRE A CAR
  • MOTORHOMES & CAMPERVANS
  • GUIDED TOUR

At the heart of SH2, drive from Wellington over the Remutaka Hill and down into Wairarapa. It’s just over a 1 hour drive to Featherston. Continue on for another 15 minutes to Greytown or Martinborough. 20 minutes to Carterton or 40 minutes to Masterton. ​

Coming from Palmerston North? It’s a 1.5 hour drive via Pahiatua to Masterton.

Trains connect Wellington with Featherston, Woodside (Greytown), Carterton and Masterton, then catch a connecting bus to Martinborough or Greytown (weekdays only). See the Wellington to Wairarapa train timetable.

Book a shuttle from Wellington with the operators below. An Intercity coach service runs between Masterton and Palmerston North via Woodville. Take a look at the Intercity Coach timetable.

Remutaka & Martinborough Shuttles - Green Jersey Explorer Tours

Wai Shuttles: Masterton to Wellington Airport

Airport Shuttle: Masterton to Palmerston North Airport

Wairarapa is part of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. A signposted route connecting 3 wine producing regions; Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Marlborough, with Wellington. If you have not explored State Highway 2 between Hawke's Bay and Wellington then this is New Zealand’s best wine and food journey!

Check out Hertz Thrifty Car Rental in Masterton with a diverse and modern fleet to suit every journey.

Take a look at The Lott Rentals in Masterton for a range of quality cars at affordable prices.

Tour scenic spots in a beautiful vintage car or hire one for your special occasion or wedding from Wairarapa Vintage Tours.

Wairarapa is the perfect compact region to travel around in a motorhome or campervan. Take a look at the wide range of motorhome and campervan rentals available from Palmy Campers and caravans available from The Lott Rentals. 

Take a guided tour from Wellington or Palmerston North and have your whole trip planned and organised for you.

Martinborough Wine Tours

Capital Tours

Kaewa Tours

Wai Tours