Girls' Wairarapa Weekend Away

Based in Masterton:
Arrive Friday night and check into the Copthorne Hotel and Resort - the Copthorne can arrange to pick you up from the train station etc.

Have dinner at hotel restaurant The Grill before retiring to the bar for some cocktails.

Enjoy a good breakfast at the Copthorne on Saturday morning before climbing aboard the coach for a Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour - spend the day indulging in wine and platters as you take a guided tour around the vineyards of Martinborough.

After your tour you'll be dropped back at the hotel. Freshen up and enjoy a 5 minute stroll to Cafe Solway for dinner.

On Sunday, stroll the ten minutes into town for brunch and a coffee at one of the great cafes here. If that's not for you then give a local taxi company a call and head down to Greytown for some fantastic boutique shopping, enjoy lunch at a main street cafe before and get down to Schoc Chocolates before leaving town. If you're heading out on the train the station is a bit out of town and you will need to get a taxi here. Rimutaka Shuttles are your best option for this - give them a ring sooner rather than later to book your ride.

Based in Martinborough:
Check in at one of the fantastic Martinborough accommodation options on Friday night in the centre of town before grabbing something delicious to eat at a nearby restaurant. Cafe Medici and the Martinborough Hotel are all great spots to grab a meal. Afterward walk down to Martinborough Brewery for some fantastic in-house beer and atmosphere!

On Saturday enjoy breakfast at your hotel before taking a look at the little town's boutique shopping scene. Next, head down to the i-SITE along Kitchener Street and hire a bike each! From here the town is your oyster - grab a map and get cycling - you've got plenty of vineyards to visit and you're wasting daylight!!
If you're looking for a lunch stop then Poppies Martinborough, Tirohana Estate and Coney Wines are the places to eat - everyone else thinks this too though so it might pay to call ahead and make a reservation!
Saturday night it's up to you - have dinner where you like and dance the night away or have a quiet one at your accommodation with a glass of red wine.

Sunday is a perfect day for some serious shopping - Rimutaka Shuttles can pick you up from Martinborough and take you into Greytown for some beautiful clothing and homeware shops. Lunch along the Main Street is beautiful - try Bar Salute or Main St Deli or 2 Short Whites - and if you don't mind a little walk then Schoc Chocolates is absolutely essential. This chocolate cottage at the southern end of town creates over 85 flavours of handcrafted chocolatey goodness - you deserve to be spoilt.

If you're catching the train home the station is just out of town. Rimutaka Shuttles or Martinborough Shuttles can get you here easy as pie so just give them a ring (with a bit of notice) and they'll come and pick you up!

If these options aren't quite what you're looking for then get in touch with one of our i-SITEs, tell them what kind of experience you're after and let them work their magic!

Bringing or hiring a car - here are some great weekend ideas for you (as well as the options above):

Based in Masterton:
Try the Copthorne Hotel and Resort 'Girls Day Out' package.
Arrive at the hotel via Greytown's boutique shopping and enjoy a glass of Gladstone Vineyard 12,000 Miles wine on arrival, then relax and unwind that evening with a complimentary half hour spa in the private spa pool. Start the following day with a delicious breakfast at The Grill, then make your way to Gladstone Vineyard for a picnic lunch and tasting of Gladstone Vineyard's award winning wines. Not bad for a quick overnight get-away, guaranteed to leave you relaxed and refreshed!
This deal is only $96pp twin share (must be 18 years or over) - it's super popular though so be sure to book at least 2 weeks in advance.

Based in Martinborough:
Arrive in beautiful Martinborough on Friday night and stay for the weekend in one of the small town's fantastic cottages, homestays or hotels. Head to Cafe Medici for dinner and then move on to Martinborough Brewery for some after dinner drinks and laughs.

On Saturday drive out to Gladstone Horse Treks for a bit of horse trekking! You will need to book well in advance and the Martinborough or Masterton i-SITEs can do this for you. Enjoy dinner tonight at the Martinborough Hotel, beautiful food and a great atmosphere.

Sunday is perfect for a long vineyard lunch. In the morning have a look around the boutique shops in town before heading out to one of Martinborough's renowned vineyards for a glass or two of wine and some beautiful food. Poppies Martinborough, Coney Wines and Tirohana Estate are all excellent choices - and if you're not looking for a vineyard setting the Pavillion Restaurant at Peppers Parehua is stunning as well.

If these options aren't quite what you're looking for then get in touch with one of our i-SITEs, tell them what kind of experience you're after and let them work their magic!

Masterton, Martinborough, Greytown 5712
New Zealand