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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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    1.1 KM Martinborough
We're excited to be bringing back our very popular Sunday Sessions this summer - live music by the vines Sunday afternoons from 2pm. Starts Sunday 12 Jan, then every Sunday to the end of March. Pizzas, platters and burgers available. Enjoy a glass ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Margrain Vineyard - Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.1 KM from Martinborough
    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
    13.6 KM Masterton
THE BOSS is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Four years in the making, 'The Boss' is tuned to perfection, bringing you a 3 hour ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    2.8 KM Masterton
We are bringing back some of your favourite Crusty Demons OG's along with some new blood that will go bigger, faster, higher, and more insane than before. Dirt bikes, new tricks, Crusty babes, carnage, along with an incredible production, all set ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Solway Showgrounds - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.8 KM from Masterton
    2.8 KM Masterton
CRUSTY DEMONS, RISE OF THE DEMONS, ANNOUNCES NZ 2020 TOUR Extreme freestyle motocross legends the Crusty Demons will be coming to New Zealand as part of their Rise of the Demons World Tour, their first Australasian shows for more than a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Solway Showgrounds - Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 2.8 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 Wairarapa. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Market - Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Featherston
    9.3 KM Martinborough
We offer star gazing under premium dark skies in rural Martinborough with experienced astronomy and telescope guides escorting you around our starry heavens. You will be taken on a journey through space and time, understanding the importance of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Star Field - Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 9.3 KM from Martinborough

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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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