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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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0.4 KM Martinborough
St Andrew’s Christmas Gala Dublin Street Martinborough All the usual Fabulous Stalls plus more. Plants, Produce, Cakes, Pickles, Sweets, Raffles, Pre loved Designer Clothes plus accessories, Posh Stall, Christmas Stall, Café, Sausage Sizzle ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Andrew's Anglican Church, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.4 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
    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
    0.3 KM Featherston
Free music, art and fun: all ages, all welcome! Kicking off the summer season of First Fridays, on the first day of Summer- let's welcome everyone's favourite season with a party in the Town Squircle. There'll be a great live band, yummy food, fun ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Town Square, Featherston, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.3 KM from Featherston
    1.5 KM Masterton
The Central Region Dragon Boat Championships will be held on Saturday 2 December in conjunction with the popular Masterton Henley Lake Regatta organised by the Wairarapa Dragon Boat team. Teams that are affiliated to NZDBA through CRDBA or other ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Henley Lake Domain, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.5 KM from Masterton
    0.5 KM Masterton
The Hits Wairarapa presents the annual Masterton Christmas Parade, proudly sponsored by the Wairarapa Times Age, Mitre 10 Mega and McDonalds Masterton. The parade starts at 12:30pm from Worksop Road and makes its way down Queen Street, finishing ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Library Square, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.5 KM from Masterton
    4.4 KM Featherston
The methanol sucking monsters are back! Love speed, the smell of methanol and the vibration of v8's then you won't want to miss the action of the V8 Jetsprints ... where high speed adrenalin junkies make split second decisions and hesitation could ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Buytools Online Sprint Track, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 4.4 KM from Featherston
    13.6 KM Masterton
A Festival with 30 writers & illustrators from the Wairarapa & Wellington. Performances, Zines, Storytelling, Book-signing, Arts and crafts. 25 events for children, teens, and adults. All events are free, though Koha is very much appreciated. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Library, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    3.3 KM Masterton
Single Mingle Night at The Lodge Restaurant. Join us for drinks - nibbles- speed dating and spot prizes. Come and have a fun night meeting other local singles to make friendships or even meet "The One". Doors open from 6:30pm.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Masterton Motor Lodge, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 3.3 KM from Masterton
20 KM Masterton
Annual Country Fair. 25 km north of Masterton. Live entertainment - The Emerald Brothers, craft stalls, quick fire raffles, horse and carriage rides, barrel train, Family entertainment. To book a stall email - [email protected] or phone ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Clarke Memorial Domain, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 20 KM from Masterton
    2.5 KM Martinborough
Come to Te Kairanga for a drive in Movie night! Drive on in and park up or bring your outdoor cusions/bean bags. Gates open from 6pm Food avaliable to purchase on the night from Beat Kitchen Cellar door open for wine and beer sales Tickets ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Kairanga Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.5 KM from Martinborough
    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
    2.5 KM Martinborough
Come to Te Kairanga for a drive in Movie night! Drive on in and park up or bring your outdoor cushions/bean bags. Gates open from 6 pm Food available to purchase on the night from Beat Kitchen Cellar door open for wine and beer sales Tickets ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Kairanga Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.5 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
11.6 KM Featherston
Enjoy the songs and festivities of Christmas in the beautiful garden of Cobblestones Museum. Christmas goodies and delicious food for purchase. All you need to do is arrive with a picnic rug and good cheer. Funds raised go towards the maintenance ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cobblestones Museum, Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 11.6 KM from Featherston
    13.6 KM Masterton
Upper Hutt and Masterton Brass Bands combine to present a concert of Christmas music and festivity compered by Kieran McAnulty MP. Children will get a chance to join in percussion with the band and even conduct it! Refreshments will be available ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, 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
    1.4 KM Martinborough
A wonderful evening at Tirohana Estate to bring the New Year in - in style. Welcomed to the vineyard by our bagpipes you will be shown to your table for the night - you may wish to enjoy a drink on the terrace if the weather is kind. Sit back ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tirohana Estate Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.4 KM from Martinborough
    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
    47.8 KM Masterton
Take up a rare opportunity to explore historic Castlepoint Station this Wellington Anniversary Weekend. Grab the kids and the bikes, and explore this iconic sheep and beef station by biking one of three amazing coastal tracks. Choose from a 7km ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Castlepoint Beach, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 47.8 KM from Masterton
    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
    10.9 KM Masterton
This much loved Wairarapa event on 3 & 4 February 2018 organised by the Wairarapa Vintage Machinery Club, is only held every four years. It's going to be at a new venue, Clareville Showgrounds. You'll see rare, private collections of machinery in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Clareville Showgrounds, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 10.9 KM from Masterton
    4.3 KM Featherston
See in the New Year and relax at picturesque Interislander Summer Festival Tauherenikau Races. Pack a picnic and get set for a day of thrilling racing action, free kids entertainment and live music. With both harness and thoroughbred racing to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauherenikau Racecourse, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 4.3 KM from Featherston
    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
    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 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Kairanga Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.5 KM from Martinborough
    10.9 KM Masterton
This is the must-see family fun event of the year – a festival for kids of all ages. Wairarapa Balloon Festival from 29th March to 2nd April 2018. Be sure to welcome all the Hot Air Balloons during this 5-day region wide event with ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Clareville Showgrounds, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 10.9 KM from Masterton
    4.3 KM Featherston
Set once again in the beautiful Tauherenikau Racecourse ,We host the French Country Fair on April 7th & 8th 2018. Relax under the canopy of beautiful trees, listen to the jazz band playing on the veranda - buy a baguette fill it with cheese and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauherenikau Racecourse, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 4.3 KM from Featherston
    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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