Summer in the Wairarapa


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 this summer here

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, with its fantastic skatepark.

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 delicious.


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! 


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 isite Visitor Information Centre 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 isite Visitor Information Centre a call 06 306 5010 or pop in to see our friendly team.