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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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Wairarapa Climate and Weather


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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    0.9 KM Masterton
There is something for everyone, in the Cruise Martinborough vehicle line-up. Come on down to the Farrier's Carpark to check out your favourite. There will be music, a special Lunch menu and cold drinks on offer at the Farriers. Or just bring the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Farriers Bar & Eatery, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.9 KM from Masterton
    11.6 KM Featherston
Cobblestones is a top heritage attraction for all ages, right in the heart of Wairarapa. Explore, discover, reminisce... there's plenty to do at Cobblestones where you'll get up-close with Wairarapa's colonial history, and be amazed at the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cobblestones Museum, Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 11.6 KM from Featherston
    Martinborough
Cruise Martinborough is coming up so we have a few things to entertain you and the family at the Puke. There will be a Quiz Night Wednesday at the Pukemanu. Register from 5pm. Then two great acts. Friday Good as Gold from 8:30pm. Saturday "The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Pukemanu Bar & Eatery, Martinborough, Wairarapa   
    16.5 KM Featherston
Yoga lovers, this is for you! Be quick, one class only - tickets required - 28th January 2018. Yoga teacher, Colleen Carver is coming to Lavender Abbey. One hour restorative yoga session, completely relaxing the nervous system, releasing all ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lavender Abbey, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.5 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
    16.2 KM Martinborough
A self guided tour available during opening hours. You receive a map, watch an 8-minute film that takes you on a tour of the henge and explains everything, then you take yourself around the henge. You may return to the visitors centre as many ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
24.1 KM Featherston
A family event where you can discover the streams of the Western Lake and learn how important they are to the area’s wetlands. It’s also an opportunity to see water wild life in its natural habitat, take a tour of the areas native trees and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Waiorongomai Station, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 24.1 KM from Featherston
    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
    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
    3.3 KM Masterton
The Pointon Collection of Cars & Costume displays original Nylon fashions from the 1950's. How did we manage before Nylon was created? From nylon stockings to lingerie, blouses, scarves, gloves & hair ribbons, to smart daywear and evening dresses, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Pointon Collection, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 3.3 KM from Masterton
    0.8 KM Masterton
Waifest 2018 is our chance to celebrate NZ’s bicultural socio-cultural environment and people. Waifest 2018 will celebrate Masterton's diversity of ethnicity, cultures, and age groups. It is a day all in the community, local Iwi, hapu, marae ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 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
    2.8 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: Solway Showgrounds, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.8 KM from Masterton
    0.6 KM Martinborough
We would like to welcome all 4WD enthusiasts and amateurs to take part in a great day's drive over some magnificent South Wairarapa country, through privately owned sheep stations, with stunning views of farmland and coast. You don't have to be a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Rugby Club, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.6 KM from Martinborough
    0.9 KM Masterton
Fundraising in Support or Life Flight in conjunction with the Wairarapa 4x4. Privileged access through Stations within the Tinui Area. Start - The Farriers Car Park 8am. Cost $100 per vehicle - for an extra $10 lunch can be provided. Please ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Farriers Bar & Eatery, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.9 KM from Masterton
    2.8 KM Masterton
Come along and watch our top 8 contestants from the East Coast Region compete to qualify for the 50th Grand Final.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Solway Showgrounds, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.8 KM from Masterton
    0.8 KM Masterton
A selected biennial exhibition open to all artists living in the Wairarapa region. Entries to be received at Aratoi by 4:30pm on December 10, 2018 - one work per artist. Work must be presented ready for display. Work must be for sale. Subject to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    2.7 KM Masterton
The Auckland Invasion is back! Masterton Motorplex are super excited to be bringing to you again the Auckland Invasion, an IHRA Round of competition (International Hot Rod Association) over the weekend of 17th & 18th February 2018. All classes ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Masterton Motorplex, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.7 KM from Masterton
    16.6 KM Martinborough
Come and join a group of like-minded people exploring the wellington region on foot or on bikes. We meet at Upper Hutt or Silverstream train station and car pool to the locations. The only cost is towards petrol for the people taking their cars, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Patuna Farm Adventures, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.6 KM from Martinborough
    16.2 KM Martinborough

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 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
    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
    13.6 KM Masterton
The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational NEW live show Earth, Life & Beyond. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to create ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    47.8 KM Masterton
The Castlepoint Racing Club annual beach meeting: where picturesque Castlepoint comes alive to the sound of thundering hooves; keenly cheered along by a large crowd of punters, picnickers and spectators. The beach is going to be perfect for our 2018 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Castlepoint Beach, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 47.8 KM from Masterton
    12.1 KM Featherston
Third Saturday of every month. - Oysters - Bubbles - Spritz - Italian small plates Come join us for some fun in the sun in the courtyard of La Pancetta for great lie music, oysters, bubbles, Italian snacks and more.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: La Pancetta, Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 12.1 KM from Featherston
    0.1 KM Martinborough
Our beautiful course covers either 10km or 21km walking or running, passing through quiet country roads and otherwise inaccessible vineyards. Themed drink stations throughout the event feature live music as well as samples of local wines for ...
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
    1.1 KM Martinborough
We're bringing back our very popular Summer Sunday Sessions in 2018. Live music by the vines Sunday afternoons from 2pm, every Sunday to the end of March. Showcasing some of Wairarapa's and Wellington's most talented local artists. Pizzas, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Margrain Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.1 KM from Martinborough
    13.8 KM Masterton
To kick off a spectacular sky-high event, the Wairarapa Balloon Festival, all the balloons will take to the sky together right on sunrise for a Mass Ascension - an incredible and colourful sight, a must see for the kids before the last day of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carrington Park, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.8 KM from Masterton
    2.8 KM Masterton
A magical evening for the whole family, the Trust House Night Glow is the Festival highlight. Tethered balloons light up the night sky in a dazzling display set to music. Entertainment, live music, night markets and aviation displays to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Solway Showgrounds, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.8 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Martinborough
Gather around the Martinborough square, follow the balloons that will be taking off from various locations around Martinborough on Easter Sunday! Watch the Pilot's skill in dropping markers on special targets...
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
    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
    0.8 KM Masterton
Curated by: Gregory O’Brien Elizabeth Thomson - Cellular Memory is a must-see survey exhibition at Aratoi. For over three decades, Elizabeth Thomson's art has engaged with issues to do with science, imagination, culture and, increasingly, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    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 - 10am-4pm. Relax under the canopy of beautiful trees, listen to the jazz band playing on the veranda - buy a baguette fill it with ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauherenikau Racecourse, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 4.3 KM from Featherston
    12.1 KM Featherston
Amongst the historic village of Greytown in the leafy Stella Bull Park, you'll discover an artisan deli for dogs. Treat your pooch to gourmet, grain free, free range doggy treats. Made with only the freshest, locally sourced, human-grade ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stella Bull Park, Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 12.1 KM from Featherston
    2.5 KM Martinborough
Mao & Co are a handmade noodle and dumpling truck. 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 homemade ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Kairanga Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.5 KM from Martinborough
    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 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 - 'The Kiwi Ball' - promises to be a big night of entertainment, fine food and dancing. There will be a competition provided for your entertainment involving the vets of SWVets, who will be trained ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    13.4 KM Masterton
Carterton Farmers' Market is a Sunday market held in the centre of the town. Buy locally grown, fresh veges, Wairarapa-produced olive oils, honey and much more. Watch out for our monthly bumper markets too, on the 2nd Sunday of the month - with ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Memorial Square, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.4 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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