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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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    2.5 KM Martinborough
The amazing Beat Kitchen is making a special appearance at Tk this Sunday! Cellar door open from 11am until 4pm. Beat Kitchen is amazing gourmet global street food. They change their menu daily so the question is what will the menu be? No doubt it ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Kairanga Vineyard - Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.5 KM from Martinborough
    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
    13.9 KM Masterton
Calling all musos and singers - welcome to the monthly Hillbilly to Hard Rock Open Mic series of events. This gig is different to the others insofar as we don't mind if you perform hillbilly, hard rock or anything in between. If you want to have a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St James Union Church - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.9 KM from Masterton
    11.6 KM Featherston
Carols at Cobblestones is a delightful annual event for all the family. We'll have a combination of traditional carol singing with everyone welcome to join in, live music, activities for the kids, a visit from Santa, and lots more to do. All in the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cobblestones Museum - Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 11.6 KM from Featherston
    13.6 KM Masterton
Forget the shopping and come and enjoy the fun and laughter, where all the favourite tunes will be sung in an hour of pure delight! This is the same set that was used in Gilbert's House in Harrow. This one hour of delight has an ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 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 associated ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    0.1 KM Martinborough
Celebrate any occasion (or just the weekend) with High Tea at Union Square. Delicious sweet and savoury treats with tea and a glass of bubbles. Available Saturdays and Sundays, and served in the garden (weather permitting). Bookings are ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Hotel - Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
    16.2 KM Martinborough
We recommend visitors attend one of our guided tours which provide a complete experience. Here are the tales from antiquity that explain the rise of civilization and the origin of many of our beliefs. Private and group tours by arrangement any time ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    16.2 KM Martinborough
Self guided tours include: a map, an 8-minute AV which takes you on a tour of the henge and explains everything. Take yourself around the henge but return to the Vistiors' Centre as many times as you wish to ask questions or get assistance and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    16.5 KM Featherston
Pick Your Own Lavender - Our 9th Year Experience the beauty and breathe in the calming aroma of lavender. Bring a picnic, sunhat, kids, camera and enjoy our slice of Provence, right here in Carterton. Multiple Gold and Silver award winning ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lavender Abbey - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.5 KM from Featherston
    16.2 KM Martinborough
The Chief Astronomer from the Mars Desert Research Station, Peter Detterline is visiting Stonehenge Aotearoa and will give a talk. In the high desert country of Utah in the United States, lies a remote complex of cylindrical and dome structures ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    47.8 KM Masterton
The Castlepoint Fishing Club INC is holding their 25th Annual Fishing competition on 10 and 11 January 2020. With both boat-based and land-based fishing options, the event provides plenty of opportunities to win great prizes. Among the big ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Castlepoint Beach - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 47.8 KM from Masterton
    2.6 KM Masterton
Get dressed up, make heaps of noise and be in to win some great prizes! This is stage one of five days of international road cycle racing in the Wairarapa. Ninety of the best riders in the world from 10 international teams and five from New ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Masterton Golf Club - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.6 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Martinborough
Get dressed up, make heaps of noise and be in to win some great prizes! This is stage three of five days of international road cycle racing in the Wairarapa. Ninety of the best riders in the world from 10 international teams and five from New ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Square - Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
    0.8 KM Masterton
Kick start the new year by participating in our Professionals Colour Fun Run 2020 and help raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation at the same time! Colour Fun Run starts at Queen Elizabeth Park at 10am runners/ walkers/ riders go around the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Queen Elizabeth Park - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    7.2 KM Martinborough
Great success last year. So come along and bring your telescope, a torch, evening picnic and enjoy the view. Becky Bateman, Astronomy Guide and the team, Under The Stars (Wairarapa Business Awards winner 2019) will help you navigate the stars. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ranui Essentials - Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 7.2 KM from Martinborough
    1.9 KM Masterton
Get dressed up, make heaps of noise and be in to win some great prizes! This is the final stage of five days of international road cycle racing in the Wairarapa. Ninety of the best riders in the world from 10 international teams and five from New ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mitre 10 Mega - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.9 KM from Masterton
    7.2 KM Martinborough
Come to Martinborough and pick your own Lavender before we harvest. You are welcome to bring a picnic, stroll amongst the lavender and pick your own bunches ($5 bunch) and enjoy the view. Lavender Shop on site. Kids free. No pets. No smoking. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ranui Essentials - Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 7.2 KM from Martinborough
    13.6 KM Masterton
With all of the well known characters, the beautiful servant girl, pompous prince, Fairy Godmother, and of course there are Cinder’s two ugly step-sisters with a whole lot of medieval attitude! Will Cinders find her man, or will these hideous pair ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    16.2 KM Martinborough
Discover stargazing at Stonehenge Aotearoa with our astronomers. Learn about New Zealand's unique night sky and legends. Look through our telescopes, ask any questions and enjoy the famous dark night sky in Wairarapa with us. Peer into the depths ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    0.1 KM Martinborough
Join world-class flamenco musicians as they explore the limits of flamenco dance, composition and improvisation. Tierra y Mar; flamenco Danza y Guitarra; contrasts tradition and innovation, expression and discipline. Paul Bosauder is in many ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Town Hall - Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
    0.8 KM Masterton
Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers. His voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. Musician, singer and songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his over ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    0.5 KM Masterton
At the YMCA we run fun & active holiday programmes that your child will love these October holidays! Our Holiday Programmes are the perfect way for your kids to get out and about during the holidays, make new friends and have fun while you’re ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: YMCA Masterton - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.5 KM from Masterton
    0.8 KM Masterton
A selected exhibition open to all artists living in Wairarapa. Selector - Karl Chitham, Director, The Dowse Art Museum. Awards: - Rosewood Premier Award: $2,000 - The Whole Nine Yards Highly Commended Award: $1,000 - Jan Eagle Memorial ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    3.8 KM Featherston
For two days only, visit one of New Zealand’s most beautiful and historic gardens as part of a fund-raising event for Greytown Little Theatre’s new theatre development project. The magnificent house and gardens were developed by wealthy ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fernside Gardens - Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 3.8 KM from Featherston
    13.6 KM Masterton
Once again the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band will be out on the road entertaining the masses. Renowned for its electric and stunning performances, “The Air Force on Tour” will take audiences on a wild ride of musical styles: from military ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 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 March - 1st Sunday of the month). Live music from Loose Jandal plays all day, while you wander the Te Kairanga lawn shopping from our ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Kairanga Vineyard - Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.5 KM from Martinborough
    13.6 KM Masterton
Vesa-Matti Leppänen Director/Violin Stephen DePledge Fortepiano J S Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 J S Bach’s Goldberg Variations is a masterpiece. First written for harpsichord, it opens with a beautifully tranquil and ornamented Aria ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.8 KM Masterton
The world's premier shearing and woolhandling championship. 2020 marks the 60th anniversary for Golden Shears. It will be a four-day event encompassing novice, junior, intermediate, senior and open shearing competitions along with junior, senior ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Masterton War Memorial Stadium - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    12.1 KM Featherston
Come and enjoy coffee, food, music and the ever popular sausage sizzle with Greytown Butcher’s award-winning sausages. Also find a select range of home and garden, local and artisan products. Stock your kitchen with locally-produced honey, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stella Bull Park - Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 12.1 KM from Featherston
    4.3 KM Featherston
Join 121 on a 3 day dance odyssey in the South Wairarapa. Camp amongst 2000 year old Kahikatea trees and celebrate the late summer under some of the darkest, star filled skies in the Southern Hemisphere. Experience top tier international, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauherenikau Racecourse - Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 4.3 KM from Featherston
    13.6 KM Masterton
The original New York and Las Vegas hit Menopause The Musical® returns to New Zealand in 2020! Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra, memory loss, hot flushes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    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 12 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
    0.9 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
    13.6 KM Masterton
THE BOSS is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Four years in the making, 'The Boss' is tuned to perfection, bringing you a 3 hour ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    2.8 KM Masterton
We are bringing back some of your favourite Crusty Demons OG's along with some new blood that will go bigger, faster, higher, and more insane than before. Dirt bikes, new tricks, Crusty babes, carnage, along with an incredible production, all set ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Solway Showgrounds - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.8 KM from Masterton
    2.8 KM Masterton
CRUSTY DEMONS, RISE OF THE DEMONS, ANNOUNCES NZ 2020 TOUR Extreme freestyle motocross legends the Crusty Demons will be coming to New Zealand as part of their Rise of the Demons World Tour, their first Australasian shows for more than a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Solway Showgrounds - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.8 KM from Masterton
    9.3 KM Martinborough
We offer star gazing under premium dark skies in rural Martinborough with experienced astronomy and telescope guides escorting you around our starry heavens. You will be taken on a journey through space and time, understanding the importance of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Star Field - Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 9.3 KM from Martinborough

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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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