Wairarapa – still plenty to do
Fabulous food and wine, big open spaces, stunning scenery… there’s lots on to see and do.
If your holiday plans have changed we’re a great option for a quick getaway not far from Wellington.
Beaches and coastal areas:
Get outside and let the kids run free at Riversdale and Castlepoint. The iconic Castlepoint lighthouse is a picture postcard, but the only way to truly enjoy it is up close and personal. Let the kids loose on the beach, wet their feet in the surf and maybe even chance their luck with a fishing rod.
Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre free guided tours - get up close to native wildlife such as tuatara, kaka, kokako and NZ's white kiwi - Manukura. Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre are offering free guided tours daily (with entry) of the reserve each day at 12.30pm.
Queen Elizabeth Park – a fun stop with the kids.
The Alpaca Place guided tours. Take an Alpaca for a walk, meet the Alpaca mums, babies and majestic males! The guided tours take place out in the open in the fresh countryside air of the Rangitumau Valley. The tour groups are small (maximum 12 people) and social distancing is easy. Handwashing facilities are available.
We're at the heart of the NZ Classic Wine Trail so visiting our Wairarapa vineyards is a treat. Hire a bike and cycle the vines - it's a fun day out! Cycling the vines in Martinborough is made fun when keeping an eye out for the Marty Murals.
Need more information?
Give our helpful Masterton and Martinborough i-SITE teams a call 06 306 5010