Easter weekend in the Wairarapa


There's plenty to do in the Wairarapa this Easter weekend. Check out What's On here

Wine & Food
Hire a bike and cycle the vines in Martinborough, plan your vineyard stops here, eat your way around the region, plus enjoy special Easter eats and drinks below.

  • Ten o'clock Cookie, Masterton - don't miss their famous (award winning) hot cross buns. For chocolate enthusiasts, try the Belgian chocolate buns, easter chocolate and more sweet treats. 

Farmers Markets

  • Wairarapa Farmers Market - Easter Craft Market. Shop for Easter themed goods along with fresh local produce, baking, preserves, olive oil and much more from 9am-1pm Saturday. 
  • Featherston Weekly Market - stock up on produce from local producers and creators from 8am-1.30pm each Saturday. 
  • Greytown Country Market - enjoy coffee, food, the ever popular sausage sizzle and a select range of home and local artisan products. Easter Saturday 10am-2pm.
  • Carterton Farmers Market - snap up locally grown, fresh fruit and veg, local olive oils and honey from 9am-12.30pm each Sunday. 

Explore our walks
Autumn is the perfect time to get out in the fresh air on one of our many walks.

  • Explore Mt Holdsworth with plenty of short walks through beech and podocarp forests - perfect for the whole family!
  • Head to Castlepoint and stop at Rewanui Forest Park on the way for a quick loop walk.
  • Fensham Reserve is one of the best places for a bush walk near Carterton.

Head to the coast
Explore the rugged beauty of the Wairarapa's wide-open spaces on a nature getaway.

  • At Castlepoint you can explore rock pools, try your luck at fishing, or walk up to the lighthouse!
  • Cape Palliser is unforgettable, with the largest seal colony in the North Island - climb the 253 steps to the lighthouse for stunning views.
  • Lord of the Rings fan? Walk along the Paths of the Dead through the Putangirua Pinnacles. 

Fun for the whole family
Check out some top activities for kids including a day at the beach, bike riding, horse riding and indoor activities, if the weather isn't playing ball!

Stay the night or over the school holidays

  • Book a family room at Copthorne Solway Park with its heated indoor pool, spa, outdoor pool and playground.
  • Check out other places to stay in the Wairarapa here.
  • If you need local advice or help booking your accommodation, get in contact with our friendly i-SITE Information Centre team.