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Wairarapa, accredited International Dark Sky Reserve and one of New Zealand’s top wine and food destinations sitting right in the middle of the Tararua Ranges and spectacular east coast.

Just over an hours drive or train from Wellington city, the region is well-equipped to host small to mid-size conferences and incentive programmes. A variety of accommodation ranging from a luxury lodge, 5 Star hotels, and motels.  

A perfect complement to your Wellington event for pre and post delegate experiences and partner programmes.  

We can assist you in creating your Wairarapa experience along with sourcing your venue, accommodation and activities for your event.  

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Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa, Martinborough

Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa is in a quintessential rural setting with farmland, mountain views and cottage accommodation. Catering for up to 150 people, Brackenridge specialises in hosting small to medium events, with a range of indoor and outdoor spaces for meetings, workshops, and functions. 

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Carterton Events Centre 

The Carterton Events Centre is the most modern and largest non-pillared, flat floor space in the Wairarapa. Full staging and tiered seating with six different room options available that can be tailored for 5 to 350 guests, and to suit all budgets. Ideal for conferences, corporate functions, meetings, performances and community events.

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Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park, Masterton

Accommodation, meeting areas, restaurant, bar and extensive facilities all onsite! 102 guest rooms and hosting capability up to 500 people, Copthorne is the perfect Wairarapa option for larger events. The versatile Solway Conference Centre also has the flexibility to be divided into separate, fully sound-proofed rooms for smaller meetings or sessions, including a quiet boardroom. Nestled amid native bush, vineyards, and beaches, your guests will leave impressed!

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Live Like The River Flows

Live Like The River Flows offers the chance to take some or all offyour business group out into the creative outdoors. From a two-hour breakout to an overnight hut-based stay, Live Like The River Flows will tailor a unique conference experience to meet your needs. 

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Luna Estate Blue Rock, Martinborough

Nestled in the heart of Blue Rock Vineyard, overlooking Martinborough plains, Luna Estate Blue Rock has indoor seating for 80 guests, with a separate reception area, restaurant, two outdoor areas, and beautiful established gardens. Luna Estate Blue Rock makes the perfect choice for corporate events and family celebrations.

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Margrain Vineyard, Martinborough

Margrain Vineyard is an informal Martinborough conference venue with the perfect vineyard setting overlooking the vines. It is ideal for smaller conferences or retreats for up to 35 guests with its distinctive villa accommodation, and on-site cafe. Activities include wine tasting, clay bird shooting, and petanque.

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Moy Hall Martinborough

Experience Moy Hall vineyard on an informative vineyard walk and wine tasting, led by owner and winemaker Phil, a true kiwi host. Relax beside the vines and enjoy the chef’s local and seasonally inspired menu with wine matches. Lunch, private dinner, and conference groups from up to 120 people are available, with larger groups possible.

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Parehua Resort, Martinborough

Parehua Resort is surrounded by vines with a panoramic countryside view, perfect for an executive retreat, providing the option to cater your function at York Bistro or on their beautiful grounds. Come for the day or offer your guests the chance to stay in the charming cottages and villas 28 onsite, 33 in total.

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Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre is a truly special and unique place to hold a business event with breakouts amongst native bush, kiwis and kaka. Options include Te Whare Taiao o Manukura, available to hire and/or stay overnight in the native ngahere (forest) or meeting rooms that can seat up to 120 guests. Catering on-site is provided from Kaka Cafe.

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Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau 

Rose & Smith at Tauherenikau is a boutique venue nestled in the heart of the beautiful Tauherenikau Racecourse, making it a spectacular backdrop for your event. Their beautiful light-filled venue seats up to 200 guests, surrounded by lush native bush and stately English trees over 150 years old. 

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Schoc Chocolates

Chocolate therapy! Who knew that the type of chocolate you choose gives an insight into what makes you tick! Owner Murray Langham is a therapist, counsellor, and facilitator who became aware of the possibilities of chocolate through his work as a chef. Murray will take groups through a fun and interactive ‘Chocology’ session learning more about the groups’ different personalities while having fun and tasting chocolate too! 

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Star Safari Stargazing

As an internationally accredited Dark Sky Reserve, Wairarapa is the perfect place to discover the universe through Star Safari’s powerful telescopes, planetarium and space science communicators Hari and Sam. Let the experienced Star Safari team provide guests with a spectacular night sky tour for a truly unique experience at your venue or at their observatory, a 15 minute drive from Martinborough.

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The Claremont, Martinborough

Set in beautifully landscaped grounds with stunning mountains as a backdrop, escape the city for your next corporate retreat, meeting, conference or team building event. The Claremont's conference experience caters for small groups with multiple indoor and outdoor spaces, 36 accommodation rooms and a transport/shuttle service. 

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The Martinborough Hotel

The Martinborough Hotel offers 20 room boutique accommodation in the heart of Martinborough Wine Village. Their conference facilities include two meeting rooms perfect for executive meetings, workshops, and seminars opening to the garden, courtyard and library for break-out sessions. Enjoy delicious catering at award-winning restaurant, Union Square, led by Michelin star chef. 

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The Runholder, Martinborough

The Runholder at Te Kairanga Estate is Martinborough's newest Cellar door and Restaurant and the place to enjoy Wairarapa’s exquisite food, fine wines and original gin from Martinborough Vineyard, Te Kairanga Estate and Lighthouse Gin all under one roof. This makes The Runholder a truly unique venue to host and cater for your next big event, private party, or corporate function.

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The White Swan Country Hotel

The Board Room and The Captain's Dining Room are ideal for many different style business events - from workshop style meetings, presentations, lunches and dinners. Accommodation on-site in the centre of the region, in Greytown, makes it a fantastic venue for Wairarapa business events.  

Tranzit Coachlines

With almost 100 years in the transport industry, Tranzit Coachlines has the right transport solution for your next occasion. Whether you’re organising a conference, concert, wedding or sports event, Tranzit has the expertise and flexibility to provide a high standard of service and a range of coach options every time. Their friendly and professional team ensure your journey is safe, enjoyable and comfortable.

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Tui Brewery, Mangatainoka

The Tui Brewery is an icon of New Zealand culture and a great conference venue. Located in Mangatainoka, about 45 minutes from Masterton and the same from Palmerston North. Tui Brewery caters for groups of up to 250 people, with the brewery providing a unique setting next to the iconic Tui Brewery Tower and new state of the art brewery.

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Wharekauhau Country Estate

Wharekauhau Country Estate provides exclusive lodge accommodation overlooking Palliser Bay, offering guests the chance to enjoy unique New Zealand country hospitality while relaxing in pure luxury. The 13-cottage lodge sits amidst a vast 5,500-acre estate of stunning countryside and coastal vistas, perfect for private business meetings, inspiring a team or rewarding staff. 

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