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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.
Travel guides for Wairarapa: wairarapanz.com
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What to do in Wairarapa

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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.
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.
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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    0.9 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 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wairarapa Farmers' Market, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.9 KM from Masterton
    11.6 KM Featherston
Featuring the 'Zak Pack' and the 'Remutaka All Stars Dixie Swing Band' that took the Wellington Jazz festival by storm. Tickets range in price from $35 - $55 per person. Set in the beautiful grounds of Cobblestones Museum, Greytown, it's an awesome ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cobblestones Museum, Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 11.6 KM from Featherston
46.1 KM Martinborough
Our annual 'Big 3' Fishing Competition will be held in February 2019. Prizes are awarded daily to the top 10 species caught with overall prizes awarded at the end of the three days. Spot prizes are plentiful, thanks to the continued support of our ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cape Palliser, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 46.1 KM from Martinborough
    0.1 KM Martinborough
Back in the day, this ride was organised by a group of enthusiastic Wairarapa mountain bikers, including local cycling legend Brian Lambert. These days Brian finds it more difficult to ride as he suffers from Parkinson’s. This event acknowledges ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Square, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
    2.7 KM Masterton
Group 1 Series – Round 2 – February 16th & 17th 2019. Full competition meeting, all classes. Featuring the all-new group 1 series! Full competition meeting – open to all classes, on both days. Gate entry: $20 per person per day, 14 & ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Masterton Motorplex, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.7 KM from Masterton
    2.9 KM Featherston
A series of monthly talks, by people of standing in various creative endeavours, held at Longwood Estate. These are Friends of Kokomai hosted events. Arthur Tompkins Wellington District Court Judge and authority on Art Crime Studies. In 2016 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Longwood, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.9 KM from Featherston
    1.4 KM Martinborough
In true kiwi summer tour tradition Marlon Williams will now take The Turangawaewae Tour to a further six markets this February making it a total of 12 shows - Marlon’s most comprehensive New Zealand tour ever!   Performing songs from his #1 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Luna Estate, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.4 KM from Martinborough
    0.1 KM Featherston
(No class on January 9th). Yoga aims to balance the body, mind and spirit. Through breath awareness, the practice of yoga postures (asanas), mindfulness and relaxation, this class imparts balance, reduces stress, energises the whole person and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Community Centre, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
    22.9 KM Masterton
Pukaha National Wildlife Centre is just 20-minutes north of Masterton but a world away. This slice of ancient forest is a working breeding facility where visitors can witness conservation in action as we do our bit to save New Zealand's rarest ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 22.9 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Martinborough
Amongst iconic Martinborough Fair, 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: Martinborough Sqaure , Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
    0.8 KM Masterton
The world's premier shearing and wool handling championship. The three-day event encompasses novice, junior, intermediate, senior and open shearing competitions along with junior, senior and open wool handling events and wool pressing ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Masterton War Memorial Stadium, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
0.1 KM Featherston
Please note that January sessions are tentative at this time. Please call to confirm. We are a very friendly group ready to help you learn this fascinating and fun game originating in China. We play the English version. If you can play cards, you ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Community Centre, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
    47.8 KM Masterton
The Castlepoint Racing Club annual beach meeting: where picturesque Castlepoint comes alive to the sound of thundering hooves; keenly cheered along by a large crowd of punters, picnickers and spectators. The beach is going to be perfect for our 2019 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Castlepoint Beach, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 47.8 KM from Masterton
13.6 KM Masterton
Who is the woman in black? Why does she install such terror? These questions will be answered in Limelight Theatre's production of "The Woman in Black". Written for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt and adapted from the book by Susan Hill, director ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
"Stone Aged Brains in Smart Phone Times: How to Survive & Thrive in the modern world" with Nigel Latta, ONZM, psychologist, author and host of the television show Beyond The Darklands, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Teenagers and The Politically ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    1.2 KM Martinborough
Come on down to Colombo for a well deserved post-Round The Vines vino! The talented Mr Carl Webley will be playing from 3pm. Cellar door open from 12pm. See you there! Cheers, Team Colombo https://www.facebook.com/events/254158255486442/
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Colombo Martinborough, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.2 KM from Martinborough
10.9 KM Masterton
Relay for Life 2019 Wairarapa. Register now, and start your fundraising, you could have it all done before Christmas. We had 40 teams in 2017, we want to beat that in 2019. Find you tent, caravan, motorhome, to have ready for this wonderful ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Clareville Showgrounds, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 10.9 KM from Masterton
    12.1 KM Featherston
The Greytown Country Market's goal is to provide a gathering place for our community that celebrates the diversity and creativity of Wairarapa and Wellington. We want to create a monthly event where you shop, meet friends, relax with your family ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stella Bull Park, Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 12.1 KM from Featherston
    46.1 KM Martinborough
Join Ken Wright and Shaun Barnett for a weekend coastal photography workshop shooting along the wild and dramatic coastline at Cape Palliser in the Wairarapa, to improve your coastal landscape and seascape photography. Over this two day workshop ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cape Palliser, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 46.1 KM from Martinborough
    2.5 KM Martinborough
Mao & Co are the handmade noodle and dumpling foodtruck! When they come to Te Kairanga owners Drew & Tom bring tasty, imaginative Asian food - with a sense of edge. At Mao and Co they are passionate about making classic and contemporary ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Kairanga Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.5 KM from Martinborough
    13.8 KM Masterton
This is a hands-on workshop. Participants will: - make and take home 3 jars of different fermented vegetables. - get to taste a variety of fermented foods, sourdough bread, kombucha and kefir yoghurt. - be provided with starters, and a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Eco Lodge, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.8 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Featherston
We may start up in January. Please call if you are keen. This is a place for people to share knowledge, tools and skills. It is also a time to hang out, get started or get motivated. Come join us at this weekly class to work on your ideas with a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Community Centre, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
    13.6 KM Masterton
Get ready for the 6th annual Farming for the Future seminar on Wednesday, 27 March 2019! Farming for the Future is an inspiring, one-day seminar held in the Wairarapa, created by the South Wairarapa Biodiversity Group and the Mangaterere ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Featherston
The Featherston WoRN Cloth Collective is a drop-in workshop and community project, making fun items from recycled clothes/fabric, and learning new sewing skills. Call or text Sara on 0274 474 959 or just turn up!?
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Community Centre, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
    1.1 KM Martinborough
We're excited to be bringing back our very popular Sunday Sessions this summer - live music by the vines Sunday afternoons from 2pm. Starts Sunday 13 Jan, then every Sunday to the end of March. Pizzas, platters and burgers available. Enjoy a glass ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Margrain Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.1 KM from Martinborough
    0.4 KM Martinborough
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone's welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Andrew's Church Hall, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.4 KM from Martinborough
    0.1 KM Featherston
Fresh produce, fine food producers, creators and much more. Great atmosphere, amazing food and community spirit. See you soon! Find us near the Chemist / The Baker / near the railway line.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Market, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
    13.6 KM Masterton
Melbourne City Ballet is bringing “Alice In Wonderland” to the Carterton Events Centre on 6th April 2019. The Carterton Events Centre is very excited to offer young Wairarapa dancers the chance to participate in a Community Workshop and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
Melbourne City Ballet’s Michael Pappalardo (Artistic Director) and Brendan Bradshaw (Artistic Associate) pay homage to the well known novel by Lewis Carroll, “Alice In Wonderland”, with this enchanting ballet ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.8 KM Masterton
Stretch has a passion in his performance that sets shows alight. From dark-hearted ballads to roof-raising choruses, his songs are a bittersweet blend of folk, soul and rock’n’roll. Having sold out concerts at Church Road Winery and Hawke's ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    2.5 KM Martinborough
Come join the Te Kairanga Cellar Door for their monthly farmers market (over the summer months: November to April - 1st Sunday of the month). Live music from Yeah Nah plays all day, while you wander the Te Kairanga lawn shopping from our local ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Kairanga Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.5 KM from Martinborough
    2.5 KM Martinborough
Amongst the picturesque setting of Te Kairanga Vineyard 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 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Kairanga Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.5 KM from Martinborough
    4.3 KM Featherston
French Country Fair... in its 11th year. Held at the beautiful Tauherenikau Racecourse where stalls and musicians weave in and out of the old rustic buildings and under the big chestnut trees. Food and music, stalls and art. Vintage horse & ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauherenikau Racecourse, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 4.3 KM from Featherston
    13.6 KM Masterton
Bloom sings The Linda Ronstadt Songbook. Linda Ronstadt is a name familiar with many and one that spans many genres. She is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. In 2019, acclaimed singer/songwriter, Bloom, brings the music of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland in the swashbuckling family adventure Peter Pan as it swoops into the Carterton Events Centre for another unmissable Pantoloon production. Join our high-flying hero as he transports Wendy on an adventure she ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    14.2 KM Masterton
A three-lap circuit race half climb half descent. Men’s, Women’s, and children’s races. Climb up through Langlands Loop and the switchbacks of Pinball then back down through the berms and rollers. Prizes for the podium placers and a BBQ for ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rivenrock Mountain Bike Park, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 14.2 KM from Masterton
    2.9 KM Featherston
A series of monthly talks, by people of standing in various creative endeavours, held at Longwood Estate. April 26 Emily Writes Emily is the mother of two small boys and editor of The Spinoff Parent. Her best-selling book Rants in the Dark – ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Longwood, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.9 KM from Featherston
    0.8 KM Masterton
Aratoi holds a large collection of taonga Maori, entrusted to our care by Maori and Pakeha families. Many of the woven taonga – korowai, kete and piupiu - had been owned by local families since the 1800s. The exhibition will feature kahu ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    0.5 KM Masterton
Kia Kaha Ake is a fundamental movement free play programme for kids aged 0 -6. We have heaps of sensory objects to play with plus light refreshments for parents. Come down and check it out. Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/ymcamasterton
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: YMCA Masterton, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.5 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
There are many tribute shows out there, but nothing as Kiwi as this show that has been two years in the making. More of a homage than a tribute, She Has To Be Loved is a celebration of New Zealand female recording artists from ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.4 KM Masterton
Be prepared for a cool but not cold ice skating experience. The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with state of the art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97% same gliding capacity as natural ice. Surrounded by an ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Patrick's School, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.4 KM from Masterton
    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 Wairarapa. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Market, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
    35.5 KM Featherston
Release the inner desire to become a winemaker for a day. Share in the passion that Master of Wine Alistair Mailling for the beloved grape juice. Join us for the first annual Masterclass blending weekend. Relax into predinner drinks each ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wharekauhau Country Estate, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 35.5 KM from Featherston
8 KM Masterton
Come one come all to the Kopuaranga Hall. We have an array of Art and Handmade Crafts for sale. Something for everyone. Plants, Jewellery, Metal Craft, Preserves, Knitting, Forever Flowers and Concrete Craft and much more. There will be a coffee ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kopuaranga Hall, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 8 KM from Masterton
0.1 KM Masterton
Club Wairarapa Rockers is a group of people who like to meet once a week an learn beginners steps to Rock in Roll. Then starting at 7:15, we start a intermediate class to learn rock in roll moves to form routines. So guys take a lady by the hand and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Club Wairarapa, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Featherston
The Featherston Weekly Market offers fresh produce, fine food producers, creators and much more. Great atmosphere, amazing food and community spirit. See you soon!
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Market, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston

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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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