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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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    0.2 KM Masterton
What happens when a whole street block comes together and throws a party? You're invited. 40+ free activities for the family around the northern Masterton CBD block of Queen, King, Bruce, Dixon, Park Streets - Arts & Crafts & Games - ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Block Party - Northern Masterton, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.2 KM from Masterton
    11.6 KM Featherston
Fun family day with many activities to enjoy. The 'Great Cobblestones Pie Bake Off' featuring gourmet pies made by Wairarapa cafes. Who will be this year's winner? Vintage cars an machinery in action! Blade shearing, old fashioned wood turning, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cobblestones Museum, Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 11.6 KM from Featherston
    12.1 KM Featherston
Ant North launches his degustation series with an iconic look at kiwi cuisine. Celebrating the best of Aotearoa over 7 courses, renowned Wairarapa chef Ant North will take you on a journey of memories and exquisite flavours. Spaces are strictly ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ant North, Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 12.1 KM from Featherston
22.9 KM Masterton
Something is emerging from the forest... Join us to launch a new look for the National Wildlife Centre and celebrate our success at our community open day. A day full of fun, laughter and learning. There will be entertainment, nature inspired ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 22.9 KM from Masterton
    2.5 KM Martinborough
The amazing Beat Kitchen is making Tk a regular thing! You can make Tk your destination of amazing and delicious food paired with award winning wine - oh and don't forget the beautiful peaceful setting the surrounds the Tk cellar door! Beat ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Kairanga Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.5 KM from Martinborough
    13.6 KM Masterton
The Kokomai Creative Festival is proud to be bringing Sex on Toast to the Carterton Events Centre on October 27th 2018. Sex on Toast is an irrepressibly charming organisation that specialises in raw early 80's funk, hard-edged new jack swing, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.2 KM Martinborough
The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan and his riding partner Ben Cornell - completed the 5,600 kilometres (3,500 mi) ride in 22 stages spread over 26 days to the original schedule in 2013. Keoghan's wife Louise Keoghan was the producer for the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Circus Cinema, Bar and Cafe, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.2 KM from Martinborough
    0.1 KM Martinborough
A celebration of all things to do with cycling will take place in the wine village of Martinborough this spring with a series of fun activities planned for people of all ages and stages of cycling. Wheels & Vines will be held on Saturday, 27th ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Square, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
0.6 KM Martinborough
This is a serious/fun bike ride depending on your inclination and ability. There are 3 rides to choose from - 48km, 67km and 115km. The ride starts at Martinborough and travels through the countryside towards Gladstone and then back to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Rugby Club, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.6 KM from Martinborough
    2.2 KM Martinborough
Did you put on a few kilos over the winter? Do you need the motivation to get fit, lose weight and tone up? Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa has joined with David and Mireie from South Wairarapa Personal Training to present the Brackenridge Biggest ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.2 KM from Martinborough
    10.9 KM Masterton
This is the show where town meets country! Come along for a great day out in the Wairarapa, there is plenty for the kids to do and see and a lot of it is free for them to take part in. We have the traditional Goldpine Pet Corner where there ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Clareville Showgrounds, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 10.9 KM from Masterton
    0.8 KM Masterton
Join Dr Pamela Nunn on her inspiring journey through NZ Art History with a special focus on works from the Aratoi collection. Wed, 5 Sept, 2pm - The Art of Encounter Wed, 19 Sept, 2pm - European Influences Wed, 3 Oct, 2pm - Abstract ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    Masterton
If you love a good horror or thriller, then get ready to delight in fright! Come and watch our favourite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Dracula can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Screening Room, Masterton, Wairarapa   
    14 KM Masterton
The Gladstone Scarecrows are back! Come and be a part of the scarecrow fun on November 3rd! Check out the scarecrows on scarecrow drive, then visit the famous Gladstone School Scarecrow Fair. The perfect day out for the whole family. Scarecrow ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Gladstone School, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 14 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
"Saluté Presents…” internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist, Chris Standring, for one night only. Coming to NZ for the first time on the heels of his UK tour, Chris currently has the #1 selling smooth jazz album on Billboard and the #2 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    3.3 KM Masterton
The Pointon Collection opened in 1993 & to celebrate this milestone, a beautiful display of original wedding gowns has been set up. From exquisite gowns in the 1870's to the 1960's Mod, Gaye has chosen the oldest, the most elaborate, the classic ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Pointon Collection, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 3.3 KM from Masterton
    16 KM Masterton
This tour is different...its no rush, its as much about about getting out into the countryside as it is spending time with friends in beautiful inspiring gardens and with lots of extra things at each garden to see and discover throughout your day. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wainuioru School, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16 KM from Masterton
    16.2 KM Martinborough
This is a self guided tour available during opening hours. A map and 8-minute audio visual are part of the experience.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    0.8 KM Masterton
The Country Christmas Fete is held conjuction with the Hospice Wairarapa Country Christmas House Tour held over the weekend of 3rd/4th November. This year the self-drive tour will take visitors to a variety of stunning venues around Masterton and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trust House Recreation Centre, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    0.8 KM Masterton
Hospice Wairarapa invites you to enjoy "A Touch of Country Christmas" as you tour some of Masterton and Carterton's most beautiful homes and venues. Be inspired by our unique venues to help create your own distinctive Christmas theme at home, and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trust House Recreation Centre, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    6.2 KM Masterton
A wonderful family day out is always enjoyed at the Annual Rathkeale Christmas Fete. A friendly and relaxed day set within the beautiful Rathkeale College School grounds - just 5 minutes north of Masterton on SH2 (Willow Park Drive). Lots of parking ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rathkeale College, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 6.2 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
The Home & Interiors home show is essential for all home owners and those looking for inspiration and advice. You will find the best products, solutions, and design ideas with the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the experts in their field. Home ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    5.4 KM Featherston
An annual fundraiser for the Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, this two-day, self-drive garden tour will feature beautiful and unique gardens from the south and central Wairarapa. This year, Masterton based financial advice firm RIVAL ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: South Wairarapa, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 5.4 KM from Featherston
    5.4 KM Featherston
An annual fundraiser for the Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, this two-day, self-drive garden tour will feature beautiful and unique gardens from the south and central Wairarapa. Now into its eighth year, the Pukaha Wairarapa Garden ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: South Wairarapa, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 5.4 KM from Featherston
    0.5 KM Featherston
In a Featherston Booktown event to mark the centenary of the Armistice, a panel of leading historians will discuss the significance of the year 1918 - and the far-reaching consequences for our country through to the present day. The panel will ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kiwi Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.5 KM from Featherston
    0.5 KM Featherston
Delaney Davidson returns from his wanderings in Europe to bring us the official release tour of his latest album Shining Day. A rare event in his juggernaut momentum, DD rolls into Featherston on Friday 16 November for a show at the atmospheric ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kiwi Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.5 KM from Featherston
    2.5 KM Martinborough
Martinborough's own craft gin will be kicking off Toast Weekend with the Lighthouse Gin Garden Party. On Saturday 17 November Lighthouse settles in for an afternoon of G&Ts, brunch, lunch and music in Te Kairanga's shady cottage garden. Lighthouse ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Kairanga Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.5 KM from Martinborough
    13.9 KM Masterton
Hillbilly to Hard Rock Music Group gathers at St James Union Church Hall, Masterton, on the third Saturday of each month. Using an open mic concert format, Hillbilly to Hard Rock is a genre inclusive gathering for both emerging and established ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St James Union Church, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.9 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Martinborough
Toast Martinborough, New Zealand’s iconic wine celebration, weaves together the best of wine, food and music to create an unforgettable day in the vines. Good wine is always in vogue and Toast 2018 is no exception. The 27th edition showcases ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Square, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
    0.8 KM Masterton
Desmond Bovey’s collection of rare masks and statues offers an insight into African tribal life. Minkisi (singular: nkisi) are statues, or more often containers such as bottles or shells, into which a spirit has been lured to take up residence. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    0.7 KM Masterton
In association with King Street Artworks, Brian and Jane are excited to bring the experience of tintype photography to Masterton. Brian Scadden and his partner Jane Fletcher are on site with their steampunk darkroom for some photographic fun at ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: MasterBowl, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.7 KM from Masterton
20 KM Masterton
Mauriceville Country Fair, an annual event attracting 2000 to 3000 visitors, held in the most beautiful domain in the Wairarapa. Stall sites $40. Essential to book and pay by 1st November. Phone Jenny - 06 9297685 or email - ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mauriceville Domain, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 20 KM from Masterton
    0.8 KM Masterton
Roll up. Roll up. Roll up!!!!! Welcome to Season 4 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! The Extravaganza Fair is a family affair, it is a free entry, fun day out with something for everyone. We're ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
We bring you our famous Christmas pantomime with a new twist on Cinderella! The world of theatre has always had a tradition of presenting a madcap, nonsense style pantomime at Christmas to escape the stress and rigours of the season and bring out the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    16.2 KM Martinborough
We recommend visitors attend one of our guided tours which provides 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
    13.4 KM Masterton
Carterton Farmers' Market is a Sunday market held in the centre of the town from 9am in Memorial Square. Night Market on 16th June from 4pm at Carterton Events Centre! Buy locally grown, fresh veges, Wairarapa-produced olive oils, honey and much ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Memorial Square, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.4 KM from Masterton
    0.8 KM Masterton
Everyone is welcome to join these interactive, improvised musical journeys. Hundreds of world instruments provided. Every Tuesday from May 22, during school terms. There is no need to register or participate regularly. No musical experience is ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    4.3 KM Featherston
Bevan Gardiner of John Denver Tribute fame to headline the 2019 Wairarapa Country Music Festival alongside Marian Burns from 11 - 13 January 2019. This country music festival is becoming recognised as a weekend full of fun and entertainment and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauherenikau Racecourse, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 4.3 KM from Featherston
    13.1 KM Masterton
A family grass-roots festival of music, local craft, good food and great wine. Featuring 2 stages. These are bands we think are the ones to watch in the next few years, and guaranteed to get your dancing shoes on! The focus is on family enjoyment ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Gladstone Vineyard, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.1 KM from Masterton
    0.7 KM Masterton
A great slice of New Zealand’s Farming History - Well worth a visit! The Museum is housed in two century-old historic woolsheds, relocated and situated in the cultural heart of Masterton. At The Wool Shed you will: - Experience the sights, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wool Shed Musem, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.7 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Martinborough
Private land has been opened up along on the stunning Wairarapa East Coast especially for the 2019 running of this popular fun ride, that raises money for Parkinson's New Zealand. Riders can take their time and and mountain bike 64km along the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Square, 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    0.1 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

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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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