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Wairarapa New Zealand


Wairarapa New Zealand
Located in the south east of the North Island, Wairarapa is just an hour away from the vibrant capital city, Wellington. You can make an easy day trip from the capital to see working farms, country gardens, and wild coastline complete with seal colonies. Or stay overnight in one the region's many farm stays, bed and breakfasts, country cottages or exclusive lodges. Wairarapa is the perfect rural retreat in the very heart of New Zealand. The Wairarapa is well known in New Zealand for its vineyards and its numerous craftshops. The region also hosts a growing number of activities including hot air ballooning, fishing, diving, hunting, mountain biking and surfing.
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What to do in Wairarapa

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The Tora Coastal Walk    37.1 KM Martinborough
The Tora Coastal Walk is a three day walking adventure in the stunning South Wairarapa. Situated 34 kms south of Martinborough, the walk traverses open farmland, native bush, windswept ridges, river valleys and the rugged Tora coastline. Accommodation each night is in comfortable fully equipped farm cottages.
Martinborough Wine Tasting Tour    0.2 KM Martinborough
A full day guided tour in Martinborough with guide includes visits to four well known vineyards in the Wairarapa region. The tour departs from Wellington with a scenic train tour to the region and includes wine and gourmet cuisine tasting, local wine making knowledge and antipasto lunch.
Whareama Coastal Walk    32.1 KM Masterton
A fantastic 2-night/2-day fully catered walking experience over private farmland and isolated Wairarapa coastline. Starting at Whareama, situated near the stunning East Coast beach resorts of Castlepoint and Riversdale, come and join like-minded people on this challenging and breath-taking walk. You walk with only a day pack - the ideal weekend or midweek getaway.

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Current and upcoming events in Wairarapa

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    0.1 KM Featherston
At the gateway to the Wairarapa, you'll discover an artisan deli for dogs. Treat your pooch to gourmet, grain free, free range doggytreats. Made with only the freshest, locally sourced, human-grade ingredients. Proudly handmade in the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Market, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
    12.2 KM Featherston
A Professional band delivering a top quality musical experience celebrating the music of Creedence Clearwater revival (also know as CCR). This act has toured the country playing at top bars, wine and food festivals, corporate events, and lots more, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: South Wairarapa Workingmen's Club, Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 12.2 KM from Featherston
    16.2 KM Martinborough

Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    3.3 KM Masterton
From the stunning short dresses embroidered with glass beads in elaborate geometric patterns of the 1920's to the glamorous sinuous gowns of the '30's that were so cleverly cut & seamed to define the waist, accentuate the shoulders & narrow the hips. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Pointon Collection, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 3.3 KM from Masterton
13.6 KM Masterton
Little Dog Barking is a leading puppet theatre for children, creating and presenting quality theatre works for early childhood, primary school and family audiences. Little Dog Barking brings a public performance of Papershaper to Carterton Events ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.6 KM Martinborough
An opportunity to spend an evening out with friends listening to NZ famous mummy blogger Emily Writes as she shares stories from her newly released book. Emily gives words of encouragement to sleep-deprived parents everywhere. Raffles to be won ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Rugby Club, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.6 KM from Martinborough
    3.3 KM Masterton
A 12 Hour Music Marathon celebrating Wairarapa Music and broadcast live on Wairarapa TV. 12 different performers will perform a live set (one every hour) followed by a live studio interview to find out what the performer or band is up ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 3.3 KM from Masterton
    16.2 KM Martinborough
We recommend visitors attend one of our guided tours which provide a complete experience and is tailored to the weather conditions. ancient history and star-lore is the central theme of our tours which include tales from antiquity of the solstices, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    12.2 KM Featherston
Juggling in High Heels - How to Organise Chaos. Lisa's new book is about to hit the shelves and she will be travelling NZ for her Nationwide book tour. Lisa will be visiting 16 NZ towns to mix and mingle with you and talk about organising ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The White Swan, Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 12.2 KM from Featherston
    0.5 KM Featherston
Join the Booktown crew for this unique community supper - Fish & Chips in the ANZAC Hall, Featherston. This is a sit-down event with an on-site bar. The after-dinner speaker is Lloyd Jones, whose novel Mister Pip won the Commonwealth Writers' ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Anzac Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.5 KM from Featherston
    0.2 KM Featherston
Novelist, poet, story-writer, from Tasmania, Philomena’s visiting the Wairarapa as the recipient of the 2017 Masterton District Fellowship, at NZ Pacific Studio, Mt Bruce. Philomena’s novel The World as a Clockface was published by Penguin. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Hotel, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.2 KM from Featherston
    0.2 KM Featherston
Multi award-winning writer and editor, Lee Murray, author of the Taine McKenna adventures and the Path of Ra supernatural crime noir series, presents a practical two-hour writing workshop for adults who still like to dream. Touching on world ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Hotel, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.2 KM from Featherston
    0.2 KM Masterton
Come along to the Mothers Day Market and find something special for your loved one as well as a special something for you. Locally crafted creations made here in New Zealand.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Genesis Recreation Centre, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.2 KM from Masterton
    1.7 KM Masterton
The nationwide Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk returns this year, offering women the chance to have fun, get active and support a worthy cause. There’s a reason we run this event every year. Heart disease is the single biggest killer ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Henley Lake, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.7 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Martinborough
Your Mum deserves the best this Mothers Day, with a High Tea at The Martinborough Restaurant & Bar - Paddock to Plate. Similar to our very popular signature High Teas which take place on the second Saturday of each month but even better. A ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Hotel, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
    0.5 KM Featherston
Planning a book for young readers, the freedom of ‘telling’ a planned story in writing and editing techniques, “cutting & polishing the diamond”, with one of New Zealand's respected, and loved, writers.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kiwi Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.5 KM from Featherston
    1.2 KM Martinborough
Celebrate Mother's Day with a delicious high tea in the Pavilion Restaurant at Peppers Parehua, Martinborough. You will enjoy a glass of bubbles on arrival, tea and coffee as well as a delightful high tea selection at either 12:00pm or ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Peppers Parehua, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.2 KM from Martinborough
    0.1 KM Featherston
Buy great local art and support the Community Centre! The Wairarapa Art Sale showcases Wairarapa talent - from established artists to complete newcomers. The show is at the Featherston Community Centre during the Featherston Booktown celebration, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Community Centre, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
    1.4 KM Masterton
Come along and enjoy an enlightening and fun evening of "Guidance from Spirit" with internationally renowned clairvoyant Kaye Corlett. The evening will include Kayes story, guidance and messages from spirit, question and answer time and how to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dish Cafe, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.4 KM from Masterton
    3.3 KM Masterton
Breast cancer strikes whatever your language. Come along and enjoy a great breakfast with fantastic speaker Jacinta Buchanan. Bring your friends and wear something pink! Funds raised from the Pink Ribbon Breakfast will go towards funding ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 3.3 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
It’s 2007 and guide book in hand, retired librarians Alison and Adrian, are excitedly embarking on their long-awaited (and carefully saved for) Italian trip of a lifetime. But when their best friends pull out at the last minute, they find ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Masterton
Six Chairs Missing - Palmerston North band playing mostly rock covers and classic hits.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Club Wairarapa, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Masterton
    6.2 KM Masterton
A well-known Baroque Choral favourite - by Handel, with great audience appeal. Performed by Wairarapa Singers and conducted by Angela Cook, with harpsichordist Adam Gordon and 25 piece orchestra. The Messiah will be performed at St Luke's ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rathkeale College, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 6.2 KM from Masterton
    0.4 KM Masterton
Waste Free Parenting Workshop - Masterton This is a humerous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste at home. You get a free $100 goodie bag with each ticket, bursting with waste minimisation ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: REAP House, Pukeatua Room, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.4 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
To celebrate the upcoming British and Irish Lions tour of NZ, join NZ's most eminent rugby commentators for tales of past British and Irish Lions tours and All Blacks victories. Live and silent auctions 3 courses of Wairarapa's finest ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    13.4 KM Masterton
Fresh produce, award winning olive oil, Wairarapa wines, locally produced honey and much more! The market's goal is to provide Carterton residents and visitors an opportunity to have regular, good quality and affordable produce available for purchase ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Memorial Square, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.4 KM from Masterton
    0.2 KM Martinborough
Unleash your inner artist while enjoying local wines and painting your own version of a famous masterpiece. Join a jovial crowd with music, fun and laughs. Our painting tutor will go over the basic techniques used in the painting so everyone has a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ventana Creative Collective, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.2 KM from Martinborough
    0.9 KM Masterton
The Wairarapa Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 9am to 1pm (rain or shine!), undercover at The Farriers Bar and Eatery, 4 Queen St North, Masterton. Entry is on the north end of Chapel and Queen Streets, SH2 (opposite the Fire Station). ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wairarapa Farmers' Market, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.9 KM from Masterton
    16.2 KM Martinborough
The Maori new year occurs close to the Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere. The herald of the Maori new year is the rising of star cluster Matariki, also known at the Seven Sisters. They are perhaps, the most celebrated of all stars. They are ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    0.5 KM Featherston
Come and join us for an immersive artistic event that invites people to not only attend but participate in the creative experience of anachronistic costume, music, food, and performance art. Guests will be required to attend in costume from a period ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Anzac Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.5 KM from Featherston
    0.2 KM Martinborough
Martinborough Wine Merchants is hosting three exclusive tours of the region’s most iconic producers, rarely open to the public. Beginning with coffee at The Village Café, walkers depart via Martinborough’s smallest vineyard and travel past ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Wine Centre, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.2 KM from Martinborough
    0.1 KM Martinborough
If you are travelling for rugby in June 2017, make sure that Martinborough is on your list. Over 30 businesses in the beautiful Martinborough Wine Village are celebrating rugby with food, wine and beer from 22 June to 3 July 2017. Just over an ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Square, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
    16.2 KM Martinborough
This is a self-guided tour available during opening hours. Visitors receive a map, watch an 8-minute film, then take themselves around the stones.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    0.5 KM Featherston
Featherston First Fridays is proud to bring the New Zealand Guitar Quartet to Featherston, in association with Arts on Tour. It's been said they are pretty rock'n'roll for classical musicians, and we guarantee it'll be like nothing Featherston has ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kiwi Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.5 KM from Featherston
    13.6 KM Masterton
This show promotes 'upcycled' fashion by recognising talented, aspiring designers who recreate, revamp and redesign pre-loved clothing into sustainable fashion garments. There are Awards for each category, Young Designer, People's Choice ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.4 KM Featherston
Country band plays best country music at Messines bar & restaurant every fourth Saturday of the month.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Messines Bar and Restaurant, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.4 KM from Featherston
    0.2 KM Martinborough
Learn the joys of playing music with our talented local Wellington Ukulele Orchestra musician and singer Sam Auger. Class level: All Class size limit: 20 Teacher: Sam Auger Cost: (pro-rated for those that join late) When: ?Last Friday ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ventana Creative Collective, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.2 KM from Martinborough
    0.2 KM Martinborough
Make a beautiful custom jewellery piece by learning the basic techniques of silversmithing. Class level: All Levels Age requirements: 15 and older Class size limit: 7 Teacher: Sandra Schmid of Sandra Schmid Jewellery What you'll learn in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ventana Creative Collective, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.2 KM from Martinborough
    13.6 KM Masterton
The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Other Side. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
Hillbilly to Hard Rock Music Group gathers at Club Carterton on the third Saturday of each month (less December). Using an open mic concert format, Hillbilly to Hardrock is a genre inclusive gathering for both emerging and established singers and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton RSA Memorial Club, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Masterton
Rock in Roll. Come and enjoy a fun evening with friends. Learn the basic step and more routines. Dance for fun. Bring partner or dancing friends. Spot prizes monthly.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Club Wairarapa, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Masterton
The Commission for Financial Capability is running free seminars about living in retirement villages with support from the Retirement Villages Association and experienced legal practitioners. These seminars provide practical tips for intending ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Club Wairarapa, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Masterton
    16.2 KM Martinborough
In the ancient world, the Spring Equinox was a time to celebrate… it was the time of the return of life on Earth following the harsh northern hemisphere winter, the restoration of food supplies. For much of history it marked the beginning of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    13.6 KM Masterton
The hills are alive witH the Sound of Music One of the world's best-loved musicals, The Sound of Music, will tour New Zealand this September and October. From the producer of the recent touring stage shows Grease, HMS Pinafore, Menopause the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.4 KM Martinborough
This one day class gives you an introduction to all of the basic skills and techniques of upholstery, through making your own footstool. You’ll gain an insight into those ‘tricks of the trade’ which achieve a professional finish. Graham & ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Graham & Sons Upholstery, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.4 KM from Martinborough
6.2 KM Masterton
70+ fabulous stalls selling a huge variety of products - the perfect Christmas shopping opportunity set in the beautiful Rathkeale grounds. Live music and gourmet food available all day.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rathkeale College, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 6.2 KM from Masterton
    16.2 KM Martinborough
This is a self-guided tour available during opening hours. You will receive a map, watch an 8-minute film that takes you on a tour of the henge (optional) and then take yourself around the henge.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    16.2 KM Martinborough
To those who can read it, the night sky is a picture book of stories from antiquity. Here are the tales of the gods, heroes and mighty events. These stories are a window into the past that gives us insight to the beliefs of our ancestors. Among the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
16.1 KM Masterton
Mt Bruce Rockin Roll Social is held every Tuesday from 7pm to 9:30pm. One hour instruction, one hour social dancing. Break tea, coffee and supper. Bring drink bottle, smile and dancing shoes, even fancy dress is acceptable. Contact Donna - ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mount Bruce Hall, Masterton   Distance: 16.1 KM from Masterton

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Wairarapa

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Martinborough Top 10    0.7 KM Martinborough
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Masterton Mawley Park Holiday Park Camp Ground    1.1 KM Masterton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Waiohine Gorge Road Tararua Forest Park    12.2 KM Featherston
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Kaitoke Regional Park    12.7 KM Featherston
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Carterton Holiday Park    13.6 KM Masterton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Holdsworth Camp Site    15.4 KM Masterton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Mt Bruce Wildlife Centre    25 KM Masterton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Castlepoint Carpark Beach Side    47.7 KM Masterton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 

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