Summer in the Wairarapa

Castlepoint Beach

Great events, our top swimming spots, walks, cycling tracks and more!

Summer has arrived in the Wairarapa and we're here to help make it one of the best summers yet. We've got lots of events popping up across the region - check out What's On for this week's events.

Beaches and coastal areas

Get your togs and sunscreen and head out to Castlepoint or Riversdale.

Our coastal areas are a great spot in the summer with lots of things to do and see - like the seals at Cape Palliser.

Swimming spots:

When it gets hot in the Wairarapa you need to take the plunge. Take a look at our top spots.

Walks, Tramps, Cycling

Get out and about in the outdoors! Walks - we have everything from a short stroll around our reserves to a multi-day tramp along the coast or in the Tararua Ranges. 

Feel like bike ride? Cycle the vines, our quiet country roads or check out our bike trails. The Remutaka Rail Trail is a must these summer holidays.


We're buzzing with lots of great events. Check them all out here.


Pukaha National Wildlife Centre - get up close to native wildlife such as kaka, kokako ,tuatara and takahe. 

Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History. Discover works by local painters, photographers and sculptors, don't miss ConArt  next door! Aratoi is across the road from the Queen Elizabeth Park - a fun stop with the kids.

Fun for families:

There is plenty on to keep the kids entertained for the holidays. Check out our ideas.


Keep your energy up while exploring the region. Cafes, restaurants, bakeries and foodie delights - your options are endless.


We're at the heart of the NZ Classic Wine Trail so visiting our Wairarapa vineyards is a must. 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. 


Get your retail therapy - from designer clothing boutiques, homeware, antiques and art shops... take your pick!


We have lots of great accommodation. Book and stay - our super i-SITE Information team can book this for you.  We have local people offering real service. Give them a call.

Need more information?

Give our helpful Masterton and Martinborough i-SITE teams a call 06 306 5010 or pop in.

Remember our Martinborough i-SITE have a new home at:
The Square
Waihinga Centre