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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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    2.2 KM Martinborough
With the generous support of Brackenridge Country Retreat and Spa Martinborough and other fabulous local businesses, Hospice Wairarapa is raffling a first class wedding or vow renewal package...valued at over $24,000! So save your special date for ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.2 KM from Martinborough
    7.3 KM Featherston
Learn tips and tricks to caring for your orchard through the summer and getting your orchard to a successful harvest in the late summer and autumn. Frank van Steensel will instruct the course and answer any questions you may have.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wairarapa Eco Farm, Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 7.3 KM from Featherston
    3.3 KM Masterton
Now on display at The Pointon Collection of Cars & Costume fabulous original ball gowns, evening gowns & debutante gowns from the 1950's & 60's. Showing from the early '50's the boned bodice with tiny straps & full skirts in gorgeous fabrics plus ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Pointon Collection, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 3.3 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
The Geraldine Inder School of Dance and drama proudly presents their own version of the classic Wizard of Oz. Perfect for the whole family to come and join Dorothy, Toto and friends on the journey down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City. Where ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    14 KM Masterton
The famous Scarecrow Fair is Scarecrows Big Day Out the main event. Hundreds of people gather to enjoy the fair’s amazing stalls, buy bargain priced plants, eat gorgeous local food, jump on fun fair rides, participate in the hilarious country ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Gladstone School, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 14 KM from Masterton
    0.7 KM Martinborough
Martinborough Community Guy Fawkes Display. Gates open from 5:30pm (gold coin entry and parking available) with live music provided by Shane Cater. Gourmet venison burgers cold drinks, hot chocolates and glow products available for sale. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Considine Park, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.7 KM from Martinborough
    1.4 KM Martinborough
Enjoy a wonderful three-course Sunday Roast Lunch every Sunday from 12 noon. A fixed price menu with the roast and a vegetarian option, there is something to please everyone for just $39 per person. An a la carte menu also runs as does a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tirohana Estate Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.4 KM from Martinborough
    46.1 KM Martinborough
Learn to capture long exposure seascapes and dramatic coastal landscapes on a weekend coastal photography workshop at Cape Palliser in the Wairarapa, with award-winning photographers Richard Young and Shaun Barnett. Topics covered: - Coastal ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cape Palliser, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 46.1 KM from Martinborough
    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 and explains everything, then take yourself around the henge.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 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
    6.2 KM Masterton
This is a much anticipated annual event on the Wairarapa calendar and draws crowds from near and far to enjoy the festive indoor and outdoor Christmas market. This year’s Fete features live entertainment, craft stalls, gourmet local food and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rathkeale College, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 6.2 KM from Masterton
    0.7 KM Masterton
Doors - 7pm - snacks and drinks available; show starts 8pm. Off The Scale presents: Cracking Up. A comic jolt (with predicted aftershocks). More side-splitting than Winston, shakier than a coalition deal, with more gags than Guantanamo and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Harlequin Theatre, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.7 KM from Masterton
    1.7 KM Masterton
The Wairarapa Model Power Boat Club have Club days second Sunday of each month at Henley Lake usually starting about 11am. Come along for a look, or talk to someone if interested in joining. Check out our Facebook page to see what is going on.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Henley Lake, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.7 KM from Masterton
    0.9 KM Masterton
The Grafia Story - "Ultimately free". Grafia is an acronym for "Get Right Away From It All". It is also a group of musicians who include graphic arts, photography/video making and work collectively resulting in the band creating songs and putting ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Lake House Cafe, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.9 KM from Masterton
    Masterton
This two-day event will be held on the Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of November. It is a self-drive event and your ticket is valid for both days. For the seventh year, we will be showcasing a variety of beautiful Wairarapa gardens from ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: North Wairarapa, Masterton, Wairarapa   
    1.8 KM Masterton
Walk2defeat MND. To register visit www.mnda.org.nz/walk and click on Wairarapa. Arrival and registrations from 10am at Lakeview School Hall (there will be manual registrations on the day for anyone who hasn't registered on line) Walk ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakeview School, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.8 KM from Masterton
    2.5 KM Martinborough
Hand Crafted Lighthouse batch distilled Gin - come to Te Kairanga Vineyard for a night all about Lighthouse Gin! Enjoy an amazing evening dedicated to celebrating Lighthouse Gin, with amazing food and live music. Included in your ticket: - A ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Kairanga Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.5 KM from Martinborough
    0.1 KM Martinborough
Toast Martinborough continues to redefine the festival experience, combining the best of 25 years of tradition with fantastic new innovations to remain New Zealand’s undisputed premier wine and food celebration. Eight vineyard sites where wine ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Square, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
    0.5 KM Featherston
Featherston First Fridays proudly presents Delaney Davidson, with his all new show Magic Lightbox. Remember the slide show of the returned traveller? Remember the projected image on a sheet in the living room? Remember the live orchestra providing ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kiwi Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.5 KM from Featherston
35.5 KM Featherston
The Wairarapa regions most well-known event attracts is a must-do! Toast Martinborough has been on the wine-lovers calendar for more than 25 years, and is still as strong as ever! This is the perfect event to get a small group of friends and come ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wharekauhau Country Estate, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 35.5 KM from Featherston
    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
    1.7 KM Masterton
Written by Roger Hall with music by Philip Norman and song lyrics by A K Grant, the musical is based on the popular and original characters created by Murray Ball. Directed by Marilyn Bouzaid, the comic strip style of Footrot Flats is retained ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Majestic Theatre and Gaiety Hall, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.7 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
    0.8 KM Masterton
Members of Print Council Aotearoa NZ have liberated their prints from 2D picture frames and created interdisciplinary sculptures and installations, printing onto unexpected materials such as textiles, metals, ceramics, or glass.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    1.1 KM Masterton
At this educational masterclass, not only will you receive $60 worth of goodies from your local council, you will get lots of exciting and inspirational advice around ways you can reduce your food waste. Topics include meal planning, smart ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: REAP House, Rangitumau Room, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.1 KM from Masterton
    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
    0.8 KM Masterton
Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 3 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! We're bringing to NZ a unique style of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    0.9 KM Masterton
A local Masterton market with fresh, local produce and artisan products; fruit, veg, organic, lavender, alpaca, art & jewellery, outdoor decor, and more! Hot food, excellent coffee, picnic tables, live music, friendly stallholders and bonhomie are ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wairarapa Farmers' Market, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.9 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
Hillbilly to Hard Rock Music Group gathers at Club Carterton on the third Saturday of each month. Using an open mic concert format, Hillbilly to Hardrock is a genre inclusive gathering for both emerging and established singers and musos (either ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton RSA Memorial Club, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Masterton
Classes are for singles or couples whom are interested in learning Rock in Roll steps. Beginners level an up. Come on Lads grab a Lassy an Rock in Roll. First hour lesson, then free dancing. Donation. $3.00 for Club members. $5.00 non ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Club Wairarapa, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Masterton
    16.2 KM Martinborough
Sundown is the time of Solstice - mid-summer in the southern hemisphere, mid-winter in the north. But, 2,000 years ago this solstice occurred on December 25th. At Stonehenge Aotearoa, we have put together a special presentation on legends ...
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
    4.3 KM Featherston
The hugely popular 3 day Wairarapa Country Music Festival is an annual event held at the picturesque Tauherenikau Racecourse, Featherston. The festival is a great chance to see the line-up of well-known and emerging country music stars performing ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauherenikau Racecourse, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 4.3 KM from Featherston
    0.1 KM Martinborough
Cruise Martinborough hits the streets once again for round four. Join us once again for a relaxed event with daily cruises, live entertainment a drive in movie and of course, the highly popular Twilight drags. Open to all sorts of hot rods, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Square, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
    0.6 KM Masterton
Top Kiwi reggae-soul band, The Black Seeds will return to Wairarapa to headline a summer concert in Masterton along with Kings. Black Seeds have been described by Clash Magazine as "one of the best live reggae acts on the planet," and their ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Memorial Park, Masterton, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.6 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Martinborough
The Rotary Martinborough Fair is held in the picturesque Martinborough Square. This iconic fair, reportedly the largest in Australasia, comprises over 480 stalls selling artwork, crafts, clothing, food and other quality products. The fair is ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Square, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
    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
    2.5 KM Martinborough
The first Sunday of each month Te Kairanga hosts their local farmers market, where local businesses come to sell their fresh produce, hand made products. Food is available to buy and eat for lunch. Wine is available by the glass as well as four ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Kairanga Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.5 KM from Martinborough
    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
13.6 KM Masterton
The South Wairarapa Veterinary Services Charity Ball promises to be a big night of entertainment and dancing. There will be a dancing competition provided for your entertainment involving the vets of SWVETS, who will be trained for 6 weeks in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 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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