Wairarapa is renowned as a wine and food destination and lies at the heart of The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, a self-drive journey along SH2. This August several restaurants and local food producers will participate in the culinary festival VISA Wellington on Plate while several events will be held across the region. These include:
Early indications show that the rugby games held in Wellington as part of the Lions Tour led to a significant boost in spending for the Wairarapa. Destination Wairarapa general manager David Hancock said even though statistics from MBIE (The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise) had yet to be released, early indications from the region’s tourism operators and retailers were positive.
There’s nothing like winter in the Wairarapa. Snowcapped mountains, crisp mornings and clear days accentuate the beauty of this region renowned for its premium vineyards, olive groves, wild coastlines, cafes, restaurants and boutique shopping. Being only one hour’s drive or train ride from Wellington, New Zealand’s Capital City, makes Wairarapa the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Destination Wairarapa shares its top five reasons to escape to the Wairarapa this winter.
Wellington Wine Country (Your wine region) presents Match (pop up) wine bar during Wellington on a Plate for the third year. This is the second consecutive year Match has popped up at the award winning Noble Rot Wine ...