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About Destination Wairarapa

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Located only an hour’s drive or train ride from Wellington at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trial. Come and explore Wairarapa a region of spectacular coastlines, big skies, wide valleys and colonial townships Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton all on the doorstep of Wellington.

Discover our rugged coast at Castelpoint, Cape Palliser and Riversdale, top notch food and wine, boutique shopping and unique experiences!

Featherston, home to the annual Featherston Booktown event and the gateway to Wairarapa! It is a must stop for all your cheese and deli needs at C'est Cheese, see the world’s only Fell Engine and start or finish your Remutaka Cycle Trail ride here.

The wine village of Martinborough features over 20 wineries, most within cycling or walking distance of the village square. It's packed with colonial charm, and criss-crossed with walking and cycle tracks to explore.

Shop up a storm in Greytown known for its great food and sophisticated shopping, cute colonial cottages, historic trees and extra-ordinary chocolate at Schoc.

Carterton is a hot spot for art and craft lovers, home to Clareville Bakery and near Stonehenge Aotearoa, a modern, working version of England’s Stonehenge.

Enjoy a fun, family day out in Masterton. Walk through Queen Elizabeth Park, enjoy the arts and history at Aratoi and see the national museum of sheep and shearing, The Wool Shed.

Keep an eye on our page for everything you need to know about the Wairarapa.