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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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    Masterton
Need a reason to get out mid-winter? Here it is! Come and join us at The Screening Room, mingle with like-minded lovers of our favourite dram and celebrate the release of ‘Scotch, A Golden Dream’. Tickets include substantial canapes, 2 single ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Screening Room, Masterton, Wairarapa   
    0.1 KM Masterton
Age Concern Wairarapa Fundraising Quiz Night - Friday 21 June. Teams of 6 (approx) at $10 per person. Numbers are limited so give us a call to secure your table (06) 377 0066. Delicious nibbles, cash bar, raffles, spot prizes, 1st place prize & ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Masterton Club, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Masterton
    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 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Anzac Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.5 KM from Featherston
    0.8 KM Masterton
Molly Morpeth Canaday Award is one of NZ's most vibrant contemporary art awards. It is dedicated to excellence across contemporary and traditional painting genres. The exhibition of the 12 award-winning works at Aratoi marks the first time this ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
8 KM Masterton
Come down for Craft Market. Stall holders welcome. Bookings inside essential. $10 per table. Phone Jenny 06 9297685 or email [email protected]
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kopuaranga Hall, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 8 KM from Masterton
    0.5 KM Featherston
Join the New Zealand String Quartet on their 2019 National Tour this June and July for a concert of ravishing works from the 18th to 21st centuries. Opening the performances will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Anzac Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.5 KM from Featherston
    13.6 KM Masterton
Audiences are in for a night of lively hilarity as The Maori Sidesteps take their crooning showband goodness and satirical skit mayhem on the road this winter. The Maori Sidesteps offer up a fresh take and a political spin on some old familiar ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    22.9 KM Masterton
Come learn about Maori traditions and how they connect with our forest wonderland at Pukaha! This June 29th sees the return of Pukaha National Wildlife Centre’s Matariki celebration. A full day of activities is planned, with weaving and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 22.9 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
Smokefreerockquest is New Zealand’s only nationwide, live, original music, youth event. Now in its 30th year, the series of over 40 events reaches audience numbers in excess of 10,000 every year. Founded in 1989 by music teachers Glenn Common and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.8 KM Masterton
Join us to celebrate Matariki at Aratoi this Winter with a special family fun weekend. Discover what Matariki is, make an instrument to take home, listen to stories told in our Star Dome and explore with a fun trail around our galleries. No ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    1.5 KM Masterton
Hailed as the perfect musical comedy, this award-winning classic gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Lighthouse Church, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.5 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
An evening to enjoy and celebrate the magic and musical genius of Abba with well known Auckland band "The Mermaids". They present Abba's most beloved songs, featuring accomplished female vocalists Joe Cotton ("TrueBliss"), Amber Claire ("At 17") ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton RSA Memorial Club, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    25.6 KM Masterton
Come learn about Maori traditions and how they connect with our forest wonderland at Pukaha! This July 6th sees the return of Pukaha National Wildlife Centre’s Matariki celebration. A full day of activities is planned, with weaving and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 25.6 KM from Masterton
    25.6 KM Masterton
Come learn about Maori traditions and how they connect with our forest wonderland at Pukaha! This July 6th sees the return of Pukaha National Wildlife Centre’s Matariki celebration. A full day of activities is planned, with weaving and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 25.6 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
Another day dawns in Pantoland. Meanwhile, there is some serious sneakiness going on in the kingdom. The nasty Witch Hidiosa McSchnagglebottom, has turned Prince Pelonius into a hideous beast! The spell will only be broken if he can find someone who ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    25.6 KM Masterton
Nobody wants to stay home during school holidays, right? Get your kids exploring the natural world at Pukaha, just 20 minutes north of Masterton and 10 minutes south of Eketahuna. There's activities for rain or shine, each one designed to bring ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 25.6 KM from Masterton
    0.3 KM Masterton
The world of work is changing around us—almost invisibly, but rapidly. Challenging the capacity of individuals and organisations to think differently, prepare for and successfully manage change. Seriously testing our abilities to manage our ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wairarapa Community Centre, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.3 KM from Masterton
    12 KM Featherston
The Night Watch are delighted to invite you and your family/friends to our second early music concert of 2019. This concert, titled Every Breath You Take showcases the unique and little heard sound of the chalumeau and baroque clarinet. Australian ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Luke's Church , Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 12 KM from Featherston
    0.8 KM Masterton
The annual exhibition by King Street Artworks is an annual joy. The 22nd show will feature a collection of eclectic works, in all manner of media, from the artists who work at the one-of-a-kind creative space in Masterton. Opening night: ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    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 at any time or day by ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    0.8 KM Masterton
Paul Gadsby's eco-political bird paintings capture current environmental issues and the impact on native species and their habitat. The Takeaways series was influenced by the NZ artist Don Binney. Exhibition Opening: Friday 31st May ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    3.3 KM Masterton
Warm up your winter by reliving this bygone era, when women wore smart skirts, dresses, costumes, coats, and knitwear made of wool. Then there's furs, hats, gloves & scarves to add. Houses weren't so warm and cars didn't have heaters, so you needed ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Pointon Collection, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 3.3 KM from Masterton
    1.7 KM Masterton
New Zealand Premiere Don’t miss the New Zealand premiere of this scrumptious coming of age musical set in the 1950's. Directed by Joanne Simpson Music Directed by Anna McBride The lead character is a teenager Lisa who joins the staff of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Majestic Theatre and Gaiety Hall, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.7 KM from Masterton
    0.8 KM Masterton
He Manawa Whenua: He Puna Wai 13 contemporary artists explore the rivers and lakes of Aotearoa. A multi-media exhibition - with internationally regarded artists, Water\Way explores the cultural, conceptual and imaginative qualities of our ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    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
    1.1 KM Masterton
Captivating audiences over 250 times per year to sell out events in New Zealand, Australia & Internationally, renowned neuroscience educator, Nathan Wallis brings his talk "The Developing Brain - The Big Picture" to Masterton. Nathan Wallis ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Douglas Park School, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.1 KM from Masterton
    0.2 KM Martinborough
Renee & Paolo warmly invite you to the Opening Night of the Studio Italia Cinema Italiano Festival to see the much anticipated film 'A Casa Tutti Bene' / There is No Place Like Home. From the writer of the 2016 Cinema Italiano Festival highlight ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Circus Cinema, Bar and Cafe, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.2 KM from Martinborough
    13.6 KM Masterton
If you’re reading this notice, then you’ve been drawn to my seminar event for a very special reason. I have been told that the universe certainly works in mysterious ways, and we are often guided to certain people and places for reasons beyond ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
0.1 KM Featherston
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 can play Mah Jong. There are three suits – bamboos, circles and characters, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Community Centre, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
    0.1 KM Featherston
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 group of neighbours and friends. Come give it a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Community Centre, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
    0.1 KM Featherston
Let art help you heal, clear your mind and meet new friends. In this weekly class at the Featherston Community Centre we mostly work with acrylics. Contact: Julia O’Neale - 06 308 8977.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Community Centre, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
0.1 KM Featherston
This is a gentle class for beginners or people wanting to restore their flexibility and move with greater ease. My background is in Kundalini, Hatha and Yin yoga and each class can be from a different perspective or a blend of all styles. Some ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Community Centre, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
    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
    13.6 KM Masterton
This year audiences have the chance to witness World Champion Irish dancers direct from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as A Taste of Ireland – the Irish Music and Dance Sensation tours nationwide telling the tale of the world’s most loved ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Featherston
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 creates strength and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Community Centre, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
    0.1 KM Masterton
The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) is a celebration of film on the finest screens in New Zealand. The event is the cultural highlight of winter in 13 towns and cities and is one of the longest running annual festivals in the country. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent 3 Cinemas, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Featherston
Feldenkrais is a method of movement education, which is different from conventional exercise systems like yoga, Pilates and the gym. (It’s easier!) The Feldenkrais Method helps you learn how to use your body better, with ease and efficiency, so ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Community Centre, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
    0.2 KM Martinborough
Join us for the 5th edition of this 100 km women's ride. We are aiming for 120 riders—at least as many as 2018. This event is part of a series of Women’s bike rides happening on this day, all over the World. We'll be the first peeps to complete ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Village Cafe, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.2 KM from Martinborough
    16.2 KM Martinborough
In the ancient world, the Spring Equinox was a time to celebrate...it was the time of the return of lie on Earth following the harsh northern hemisphere winter, the restoration of food supplies. For much of history, it marked the beginning of the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    13.6 KM Masterton
Prepare to be inspired, become motivated, and take control of your household’s impact on our future. Get lots of exciting and inspirational education around ways you can minimize waste at home. This workshop is suitable for all households, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    3.3 KM Masterton
The Bridal Gala Wairarapa is a fundraising event for a special New Zealand charity - KidsCan. This is a fun night out wedding reception themed dinner, dance and a chance to wear your wedding dress again. Enjoy a buffet, dance the night away ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 3.3 KM from Masterton
    35.5 KM Featherston
The annual Louis Roederer Champagne event is back for 2019. This event, in its fifth year, is always a sellout on the Wharekauhau calendar, and always a fun-filled weekend of great wine, great people, and great cuisine. The weekend begins with a ...
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
    6.2 KM Masterton
Make a day of it with friends and family in the beautiful spacious school grounds of Rathkeale College for the Annual Rathkeale Christmas Fete. Over 100 stalls, Food Stalls, Kids Entertainment, Home Baking Sale, Book Sale, The Popular Peony Stall, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rathkeale College, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 6.2 KM from Masterton
    25.6 KM Masterton
Spend a weekend exploring beautiful and unique gardens in Northern Wairarapa. This two-day self-drive garden tour is a rare chance to visit selected private gardens opening to support Pukaha's annual fundraiser - the Pukaha Wairarapa Garden Tour. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: North Wairarapa, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 25.6 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Featherston
Tutor: Whaea Edith. Cost: $10 per class, bring something to drink and eat to share. Contact: Sophronia Smith - 0275430203 This class offers students the opportunity to start learning about raranga (weaving with flax). You will learn history & ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Community Centre, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
    13.6 KM Masterton
Lecture by Anna Maria Horner Anna Maria Horner is an American artist, fabric designer and quilter, whose work is popular throughout the world. Her fabric designs draw on nature, and she takes these designs and combines them into beautiful quilts. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
WAI Word 2019: - 3 Feb - Leeanna Morgan author of 26 romantic novels discusses self-publishing - 7 Apr - Kim Workman talks about his memoir Journey to Justice & restorative justice (at Aratoi) - 5 May - Fionna Hill talks about her ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Community Courthouse, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
0.8 KM Martinborough
Weekly community choir practice. Our un-auditioned, all-comers choir meets on Tuesday evenings. We sing a wide variety of songs, including classical, world music, folk and pop. Music reading is not essential, though helpful! We are currently ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: First Presbyterian Church, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Martinborough
    0.1 KM Masterton
Club Wairarapa Rockers is a group of people who like to meet once a week on Monday evenings. Learning beginners at 6pm then starting at 7:15 we start an intermediate class to learn rock in roll moves to form routines. So guys take a lady by the hand ...
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
    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
    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
    4.3 KM Featherston
The Wairarapa Country Music Festival at Tauherenikau is fast becoming recognised as a weekend full of fun and entertainment for the whole family. The 2020 festival is set to be the biggest event yet with an epic lineup of Kiwi talent that is sure to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauherenikau Racecourse, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 4.3 KM from Featherston
    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

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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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