Girls' Great Escape

There's always time for a well-deserved break with your mates and the Wairarapa is the perfect place for it.

Assemble your squad and head to Greytown for your Great Wairarapa Escape. Make your trip plans over a two course meal at The White Swan before heading to rest up for what is to come!

Take your time exploring the shops of Greytown with a stop at 1860 Restaurant for lunch. Get chocolate stilettos, yes stilettos, at Schoc Chocolates and find the perfect gift at Blackwell and Sons. In the afternoon head to Hall Concept Store and uncover other hidden shopping gems before a styling session at Designer Clothing Gallery.

Take your time the next morning before breakfast at The Offering. Now the rest of the day is yours in a little slice of country heaven just an hour away from Wellington.

This is just a snippet of what a girls trip in the Wairarapa looks like. There's so much to do here in the Wairarapa, all close together and with lots of choice too. Pack your bags!

Here are some ideas to get you thinking: 

  • Greytown - retail therapy.
  • Visit the shop at Lavender Abbey for a stunning range of lavender products.
  • Take a creative and relaxing candle or wreath making workshop with The Social Scent Company in Martinborough.
  • Alana May Creations - snack and sip at one of Alana Mays popular Paint & Pour Parties where she guides you through the creation of your own masterpiece.
  • Is there a flavour at Schoc Chocolates you haven't tried?
  • Refuel at the many cafes and restaurants in Greytown.
  • Hire a bike and cycle the vines in Martinborough.
  • Shop the best styles from top New Zealand designers at The General Store in Martinborough
  • A long lunch at a vineyard or at one of the other tempting spots in Martinborough.
  • Treat yourself at Pure Massage while you're in Martinborough, and leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
  • Shop for natural skincare products, take a garden tour and keep an eye out for pick your own cut flowers and lavender opportunities (depending on the growing season) at Lavender Magic.
  • Visit Olivo and try their delicious infused olive oils.
  • Have a gin tasting! Head to Tohi Gin Room for a gin flight and get to try a long list of NZ made gins. Taste award-winning Greytown Distilling Company gin in the weekends at Blackwell and Sons emporium in Greytown.
  • A cleansing ale can hit the spot - head to Martinborough Brewery.
  • Visit historic Rototawai where you can view the private collection of art and walk in the stunning gardens.
  • What else can you and the girls get up to? Take a look

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