Labour Weekend (24-26 October) is nearly here and there’s heaps to do and see right here in the Wairarapa. Check out these great events:
Saturday 24 - Monday 26 from 10am - 3pm
See spinning and felting demonstrations and beekeeping demonstrations (bookings are essential). There will be sales of wool, woollen products, candles, honey and beeswax wraps. Bring your friends and your knitting! Refreshments available. Rewa Rewa Station is 1 hour from Masterton. Learn more information here.
Thai Night at The White Swan
Saturday 24 at 5pm
Thailand comes to Greytown! Take your taste buds on a culinary journey and experience some authentic Thai food brought to you by Jawl's Food Truck at The White Swan.
Pūkaha Community Open Day
Sunday 25 from 10am - 4pm
Enjoy a family day out among nature and discover wildlife, native forest walks, ranger talks, fun kids activities, arts and crafts, market stalls & food, face painting, and much more. BYO food & drinks and picnic at the tables inside the reserve or get a range of food to suit all dietary requirements from the Kākā café. Koha entry.
Cobblestones Museum Greytown - Country Village Fair
Sunday 25 from 11am - 3pm
A good old-fashioned Country Fair with lambs, calves, pony rides for under sixes and lots of old-fashioned crafts and games to try. There will be loads of food including traditional Devonshire Teas, scones, coffee and BBQ sausages. Stalls include White Elephant, Steptoe & Sons, a Plant and Produce stall and loads of bargains so please bring some cash.
Mangatainoka Motors Show and Shine - 2 Wheels Day
Sunday 25 at 9.30am - 4pm.
Think two wheels are better than four? Come and check out the lineup.
Race Three Trust House North Island Team Series - TTT and Criterium races
Sunday 25 from 10am
300 riders from throughout New Zealand compete including some top riders. Check out the race times here.
Summer Gallery Opening - Rhondda Greig
Saturday 24 - Monday 26 from 12pm - 5pm
See Rhondda Greig's new studio gallery in Carterton at her summer opening to see her latest works, earlier paintings, sculptural works of her late husband the renowned ceramic artist James Greig and much more.
Gladstone Vineyard Cellar Door
Labour Weekend sees the opening for the cellar door with tasting from 11am-4pm.
Carterton Farmers Market
Buy locally grown, fresh veges, Wairarapa olive oils, honey and much more.
Every Sunday 9am - 12.30pm
Learn more here.
Wairarapa Farmers Market, Masterton
Fresh, local and artisan products: fruit, vegetables, organic, lavender, alpaca, art and excellent coffee!
Every Saturday 9am - 1pm
Learn more here.
EAT & DRINK YOUR WAY AROUND
Wairarapa is full of small, award-winning food producers from cheese, olives, chocolate shops, cafes and restaurants! We've narrowed down some of our favourites.
Walks - we've got every kind you can think of!
Coast - seals, stunning views and two of the spiffiest lighthouses you'll see.
Cycling - quiet country roads, vineyards, town parks and bike trails for keen cyclists of all ages.
Stay in the Wairarapa for the long weekend!
Book your Wairarapa accommodation online or give our Masterton or Martinborough i-SITEs a call on 06 306 5010. We have local people, really on the end of the phone with real service - we're able to help you with accommodation queries and bookings.