6 things you might not have known about in the Wairarapa

The Wine Bank

The Wairarapa is known for lots of great things to see, do and eat, but did you know about these!?

Come and explore the region and check out some things your might not know about..

I’ve just got to go to the bank!

Says nobody anymore. Hang on, a Wine Bank? Drop in for a tasting withdrawal from over 60 different vineyard accounts at the Martinborough Wine Bank.


A bit of bush walking, a touch of Tane and a Kawakawa tea with Maori bread. 

Hikoi will add value to all your future walks into the bush. What you carry next time will include the stories you learn on this two hour guided walk through Pukaha National Wildlife Centre.

Regent 58

Gotta love a back street brewery! Tucked away down behind Carterton’s old Regent Cinema (get it) is boutique brewery Regent 58 Ale House pumping out some cracking ales. Perfect place to drop in for an apre walk beer.

Greytown & Kuripuni

Would you like Free Parking with that?

Yes, yes, wonderful boutique shopping in the Wairarapa! But add on FREE parking in Greytown and Kuripuni (south end of Masterton) and you’ve really captured a bargain.

Find your holiday read

Paper, dog ears, that comforting weight and the familiar smell of a real book. Rummage through Featherston’s six bookshops to find that perfect holiday page turner. Featherston is Booktown!


Go boating

Go cruising around the lake in the Pedal Boats at Queen Elizabeth Park, if you're lucky you'll even get to go in the Swan! 

Big and dark

Just beside the Southern Cross is the Coal Sack and the Jewel Box. You won’t see them with the naked eye. But jump on a dark sky, star gazing tour and you really will be opened up to a whole new world.