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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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    0.8 KM Masterton
An invitation to join Aratoi, The Cuba Press & Helen, Lady Wilkins at the gifting of four Ken Kendall 'ANZAC Day' Sculptures to Aratoi and to celebrate the new book, ‘A Bronze Affair: Ken Kendall in his own words’. Ken Kendall sculpted two of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, 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
    0.2 KM Martinborough
World Class Jazz Guitarist Ashton Sellars is returning to Martinborough for a show at The Village Cafe in December. “Ashton is an outstanding talent,” says Jazz in Martinborough’s Music Director Lee Quayle. “He’s played at a couple of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Village Cafe, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.2 KM from Martinborough
    0.1 KM Masterton
A wide range of music plus some karaoke. Members, Affiliated Members and their guests welcome.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Club Wairarapa, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Masterton
    0.8 KM Masterton
Note - this is a daytime show. Anthonie Tonnon will embark on a conceptual new tour this holiday season, to release the new song and video, Old Images. Rail Land is a tour of Aotearoa that will take both performer and audience out of the ...
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 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
12.1 KM Featherston
Important notice: Please be advised - there is only one Christmas Market Day in December this being Sunday 16th - Market Day advertised for Sunday 23rd is not happening - it was an error - our apologies for this. We look forward to seeing you on the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stella Bull Park, Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 12.1 KM from Featherston
    2.6 KM Masterton
Masterton Golf Club Junior Golf Clinics. Cost includes free Junior Membership to Masterton Golf Club. Contact Joel (027 283 9009) for more details.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Masterton Golf Club, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.6 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
    0.1 KM Masterton
Come on down and celebrate Christmas with Just n Time - big range of music with rock and roll, country, R&B, reggae and disco with all those songs people love to sign along to. Members, affiliated members and their guests welcome.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Club Wairarapa, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Masterton
    11.6 KM Featherston
Free community event in celebration of Christmas music and song. Delicious food on sale makes it even easier for you. Bring the family, sit back, relax and enjoy a variety of music brought to you by 'The Friends of Cobblestones Museum'.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cobblestones Museum, Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 11.6 KM from Featherston
    16.2 KM Martinborough
This self guided tour is available during opening hours. It includes a map and 8-minute audio-visual.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    0.1 KM Masterton
See the New Year in at the Club. Mr Emerald playing from 8pm. Members, affiliated members and their guests free.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Club Wairarapa, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 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 thoroughbred racing to enjoy, you're ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauherenikau Racecourse, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 4.3 KM from Featherston
    16.5 KM Featherston
Open for picking lavender for the 8th year running in January 2019 - 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th - 10am-3pm. Relax and breathe in the beauty and aroma of lavender in the Carterton sun. Gold Award winning lavender oil and lavender products ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lavender Abbey, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.5 KM from Featherston
    2.7 KM Masterton
Full competition meeting, all classes. Featuring Dragstalgia, and the all new vintage gas class! Full competition meeting – open to all classes, on both days. Gate entry: $20 per person per day,14 & under free. Gates open: 9am Saturday, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Masterton Motorplex, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.7 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
Prince Fergus is about to be crowned king since his father is stepping down to concentrate on his dancing, but the king's evil sister has a plan to steal the throne for herself and puts a spell on Fergus turning him a frog. The only way to break ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
47.8 KM Masterton
Annual fishing competition January 11th & 12th 2019. Heaviest Snapper $1000 cash Heaviest Kahawai $1000 cash - prizes for 9 land based species and 9 boat based species. Special Youth Prize section. Registration at the Castlepoint ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Castlepoint Beach, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 47.8 KM from Masterton
    7.2 KM Martinborough
Bring your telescope and a torch is a must. Admire the sun set and stars later in the evening. Learn some tips from Becky Bateman an astronomy presenter, she will help you navigate the stars. Pick some lavender ($5 a bunch) or browse through ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ranui Essentials, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 7.2 KM from Martinborough
    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
    16.5 KM Featherston
Open for picking lavender for the 8th year running in January 2019 - 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th - 10am-3pm. Relax and breathe in the beauty and aroma of lavender in the Carterton sun. Gold Award winning lavender oil and lavender products ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lavender Abbey, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.5 KM from Featherston
    2.9 KM Featherston
A series of monthly talks, by people of standing in various creative endeavours, held at Longwood Estate and hosted by our fabulous Friends of Kokomai. A public talk given by an exceptionally talented costume designer. Not only has James won three ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Longwood, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.9 KM from Featherston
    7.2 KM Martinborough
Bring your own picnic. Spend time admiring the view while picking your own bunches ($5 per bunch). Lavender Shop on site with many lavender products, linens, cards and homespun baby clothes.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ranui Essentials, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 7.2 KM from Martinborough
    20.8 KM Masterton
A charming old school house at Mount Bruce Lodge has become a gallery of batiks and drawings. On arrival the ‘creative vibes’ are seen as hanging flower baskets with bright woven fabrics in the courtyard. Inside, bright-coloured pictures ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Bruce Batique Gallery, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 20.8 KM from Masterton
    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
    0.8 KM Masterton
The Frank Burkitt Band come to Masterton as part of their 30 date 'Lost but Alive' NZ Tour. A great band, playing in the beautiful Aratoi Museum, this is a show not to be missed. Buy a ticket now. Frank is a storyteller, songwriter, singer and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 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
The annual CM, 2019. Cars, hot rods, fashion, drags and live entertainment.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Square, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
    1.4 KM Martinborough
A fantastic experience for the novice and aficionado alike.StoneCutter Estate's WineTricks' Wine Tour is based in the vineyard itself and includes behind-the-scenes insights on grape growing and wine making in Martinborough. With plenty of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: StoneCutter Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.4 KM from Martinborough
    3.3 KM Masterton
The Pointon Collection of Cars & Costume shows a stunning range of 1950's clothing for all those special events through the festive season. In the 1950's women wore special clothes for every occasion and they changed into these clothes ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Pointon Collection, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 3.3 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 thoroughbred racing to enjoy, you're ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tauherenikau Racecourse, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 4.3 KM from Featherston
    5.9 KM Featherston
Postponement date: Saturday 16 February 2019 Discover the mysteries of Wairarapa Moana Wetlands by following a trail of clues on the shore of Lake Wairarapa. Along the way you’ll meet experts on the fish, birds, plants and history that make the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wairarapa Moana, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 5.9 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
    0.1 KM Martinborough
Back in the day, this ride was organised by a group of enthusiastic Wairarapa mountain bikers, including local cycling legend Brian Lambert. These days Brian finds it more difficult to ride as he suffers from Parkinson’s. This event acknowledges ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Square, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
    2.7 KM Masterton
Group 1 Series – Round 2 – February 16th & 17th 2019. Full competition meeting, all classes. Featuring the all-new group 1 series! Full competition meeting – open to all classes, on both days. Gate entry: $20 per person per day, 14 & ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Masterton Motorplex, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.7 KM from Masterton
    1.4 KM Martinborough
In celebration of his three wins at this year’s VNZMA’s for Album of the Year, Best Solo Artist and Best Video, Marlon Williams has just added five new shows in addition to his performance with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra at Villa Maria ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Luna Estate, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.4 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
    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 2019 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Castlepoint Beach, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 47.8 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
10.9 KM Masterton
Relay for Life 2019 Wairarapa. Register now, and start your fundraising, you could have it all done before Christmas. We had 40 teams in 2017, we want to beat that in 2019. Find you tent, caravan, motorhome, to have ready for this wonderful ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Clareville Showgrounds, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 10.9 KM from Masterton
    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 is bringing “Alice In Wonderland” to the Carterton Events Centre on 6th April 2019. The Carterton Events Centre is very excited to offer young Wairarapa dancers the chance to participate in a Community Workshop and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    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
    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 handmade ...
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
0.1 KM Masterton
Club Wairarapa Rockers is a group of people who like to meet once a week an learn beginners steps to Rock in Roll. Then starting at 7:15 we start a 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
    14.2 KM Masterton
A three-lap circuit race half climb half descent. Men’s, Women’s, and children’s races. Climb up through Langlands Loop and the switchbacks of Pinball then back down through the berms and rollers. Prizes for the podium placers and a BBQ for ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rivenrock Mountain Bike Park, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 14.2 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
    0.4 KM Masterton
Be prepared for a cool but not cold ice skating experience. The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with state of the art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97% same gliding capacity as natural ice. Surrounded by an ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Patrick's School, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.4 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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