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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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    12.2 KM Featherston
Greytown Lions and Lioness clubs are holding the Annual Fun Quiz on 26 May 2017, 7pm at the South Wairarapa Working Men's Club. All proceeds go towards our community owned Arbor House, who need a new mobility van. Go on get a team together for a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: South Wairarapa Workingmen's Club, Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 12.2 KM from Featherston
    13.6 KM Masterton
To celebrate the upcoming British and Irish Lions tour of NZ, join NZ's most eminent rugby commentators for tales of past British and Irish Lions tours and All Blacks victories. Live and silent auctions 3 courses of Wairarapa's finest ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.9 KM Martinborough
Enjoy a morning classical concert by two of the younger members of the brilliant Wellington Verner family: Aziel on violin, briefly home from his studies at the National University of Singapore and brother Asaph, accompanying him on piano. Aziel ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cabbage Tree Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.9 KM from Martinborough
    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
    0.2 KM Martinborough
What is colour? Spend a day exploring and find the world that opens up beyond the colour wheel. The science of colour is fascinating and our understanding of it has changed hugely in recent years. Learn what colour to wear to an interview. Whether ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ventana Creative Collective, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.2 KM from Martinborough
    13.4 KM Masterton
Fresh produce, award winning olive oil, Wairarapa wines, locally produced honey and much more! The market's goal is to provide Carterton residents and visitors an opportunity to have regular, good quality and affordable produce available for purchase ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Memorial Square, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.4 KM from Masterton
    0.9 KM Masterton
Grafia Folk Rock Band, 2009, in the line-up for these Sunday gigs are Keith Austin on keyboards, bass and backup vocals, Stephan Schulz on violin and recorder, John Jukes on drums, Dave Dewsnap guitar and backup vocals, Sherry James back-up vocals ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Lake House Cafe, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.9 KM from Masterton
    0.5 KM Featherston
Emma McCleary’s works on paper are inspired by the life domestic. Drawn to the magic of old wallpapers, Emma is inspired by the background of our ordinary lives wallpapers, passing birds - as witnesses and record keepers of stories. Her works ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: EscVelocity, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.5 KM from Featherston
    0.2 KM Martinborough
Unleash your inner artist while enjoying local wines and painting your own version of a famous masterpiece. Join a jovial crowd with music, fun and laughs. Our painting tutor will go over the basic techniques used in the painting so everyone has a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ventana Creative Collective, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.2 KM from Martinborough
    0.1 KM Masterton
A high energy duo who know how to get the party going! They provide a wide range of music from the 70s through to today..all upbeat, fun and well-known hits!
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Club Wairarapa, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
A showcase of modern musicals - Phantom, Les Miserables, Evita, Miss Saigon Cats and so much more… All concerts start at 11am and include lunch.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    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 Station). ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wairarapa Farmers' Market, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.9 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
Charles Rooking Carter Awards - Celebrating Carterton's Coolest People. The Charles Rooking Carter Community Awards was created by the Carterton District Council in 1994 to publicly acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding volunteer work, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
35.5 KM Featherston
As days draw shorter and the evening air fills with the smell of wood fires burning, why not head to Palliser Bay and recharge your batteries with a wonderful mid-winters weekend retreat. Stroll up for a relaxing country breakfast the following ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wharekauhau Country Estate, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 35.5 KM from Featherston
    1.4 KM Martinborough
The "Start Here" workshop assumes no previous InDesign experience. Since this is a course about desktop publishing you should have an idea of what you wish to produce. This may be a simple leaflet or a long complex book. InDesign handles both ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The PhotoWorkshop, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.4 KM from Martinborough
    13.6 KM Masterton
An evening to enjoy and celebrate the magic and musical genius of Abba with well known Auckland band "The Mermaids". "The Mermaids" present Abba's most beloved songs, featuring accomplished female vocalists Joe Cotton ("TrueBliss"), Amber Claire ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton RSA Memorial Club, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.2 KM Martinborough
Learn all about the giant knitting craze right here in Martinborough! Kate will show you how to knit a giant blanket of your very own using pure New Zealand wool. Class level: All levels Age requirements: 15 and older Class size limit: ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ventana Creative Collective, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.2 KM from Martinborough
    16.2 KM Martinborough
The Maori new year occurs close to the Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere. The herald of the Maori new year is the rising of star cluster Matariki, also known at the Seven Sisters. They are perhaps, the most celebrated of all stars. They are ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    13.6 KM Masterton
Smokefreerockquest is New Zealand’s only nationwide, live, original music, youth event. Now in its 27th year, the series of over 40 events reaches audience numbers in excess of 10,000 every year. Smokefreerockquest aims to motivate young musicians ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    1.4 KM Martinborough
As winter sets in and the cold creeps through come and celebrate in the warmth and spirit of a Midwinter Christmas lunch or dinner at Tirohana Estate in Martinborough. Featuring all the favourites of a festive feast including Roast free range ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tirohana Estate Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.4 KM from Martinborough
    0.5 KM Featherston
Come and join us for an immersive artistic event that invites people to not only attend but participate in the creative experience of anachronistic costume, music, food, and performance art. Guests will be required to attend in costume from a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Featherston Anzac Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.5 KM from Featherston
    3.3 KM Masterton
Enjoy an evening with the Lion (John Jeffery), the All Black (Sir Brian Lochore) and the Ref (Romain Poite). The Lion - John Jeffrey 40 caps for Scotland, British and Irish Lion 1989. The All Black - Sir Brian Lochore 68 matches for the All ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 3.3 KM from Masterton
    0.2 KM Martinborough
Martinborough Wine Merchants is hosting three exclusive tours of the region’s most iconic producers, rarely open to the public. Beginning with coffee at The Village Café, walkers depart via Martinborough’s smallest vineyard and travel past ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Wine Centre, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.2 KM from Martinborough
    0.1 KM Martinborough
If you are travelling for rugby in June 2017, make sure that Martinborough is on your list. Over 30 businesses in the beautiful Martinborough Wine Village are celebrating rugby with food, wine and beer from 27 June to 4 July 2017. Just over an ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Martinborough Square, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Martinborough
    6.2 KM Masterton
Rathkeale/St Matthew's Senior College is thrilled to present "Our House", a musical written by playwright Tim Firth. The show, directed by Colette Nickelsen, features music and songs from ska/pop band Madness. It explores "themes of love, family ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rathkeale College, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 6.2 KM from Masterton
    0.8 KM Masterton
In partnership with Masterton District Council and with the generous support of Masterton Trust Lands Trust and Trust House, Aratoi presents: the acclaimed photography exhibition 'Hard on the Heels', by leading New Zealand photojournalist Peter Bush ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    16.2 KM Martinborough
This is a self-guided tour available during opening hours. Visitors receive a map, watch an 8-minute film, then take themselves around the stones.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    0.5 KM Featherston
Featherston First Fridays is proud to bring the New Zealand Guitar Quartet to Featherston, in association with Arts on Tour. It's been said they are pretty rock'n'roll for classical musicians, and we guarantee it'll be like nothing Featherston has ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kiwi Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.5 KM from Featherston
    13.6 KM Masterton
This show promotes 'upcycled' fashion by recognising talented, aspiring designers who recreate, revamp and redesign pre-loved clothing into sustainable fashion garments. There are Awards for each category, Young Designer, People's Choice ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.4 KM Featherston
Country band plays best country music at Messines bar & restaurant every fourth Saturday of the month.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Messines Bar and Restaurant, Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.4 KM from Featherston
    0.2 KM Martinborough
Learn the joys of playing music with our talented local Wellington Ukulele Orchestra musician and singer Sam Auger. Class level: All Class size limit: 20 Teacher: Sam Auger Cost: (pro-rated for those that join late) When: ?Last Friday ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ventana Creative Collective, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.2 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
    3.3 KM Masterton
The Pointon Collection of Cars & Costume is now showing the latest winter fashions from over 40 years ago. We show daywear & dinner gowns made of velvet or wool in the 1940's, plus their accessories. Then in the 1950's we see skirts & jackets, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Pointon Collection, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 3.3 KM from Masterton
    13.6 KM Masterton
The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Other Side. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    16.2 KM Martinborough
Over the last decade, hundreds of worlds have been discovered around distant stars. Is our world, with its complex biology, just one of a multitude? If other biological worlds and alien civilisations exist in the Galaxy what is their nature and where ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    13.6 KM Masterton
Hillbilly to Hard Rock Music Group gathers at Club Carterton on the third Saturday of each month (less December). Using an open mic concert format, Hillbilly to Hardrock is a genre inclusive gathering for both emerging and established singers and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton RSA Memorial Club, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
    0.2 KM Masterton
Come along and celebrate the start of Spring. Stallholders have been busy over the long winter and are ready to share their creations with you. You might even find a special something for father's day.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Genesis Recreation Centre, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.2 KM from Masterton
    0.8 KM Masterton
After two years of preparation, Aratoi Museum is pleased to present the largest exhibition of Ngati Kahungunu taonga ever on display. Te Marae o Rongotaketake – Redressing our Kahungunu History fills the entire museum. The exhibition displays ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.8 KM from Masterton
    0.1 KM Masterton
Rock in Roll. Come and enjoy a fun evening with friends. Learn the basic step and more routines. Dance for fun. Bring partner or dancing friends. Spot prizes monthly.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Club Wairarapa, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Masterton
    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
    0.1 KM Masterton
The Commission for Financial Capability is running free seminars about living in retirement villages with support from the Retirement Villages Association and experienced legal practitioners. These seminars provide practical tips for intending ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Club Wairarapa, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.1 KM from Masterton
    16.2 KM Martinborough
In the ancient world, the Spring Equinox was a time to celebrate… it was the time of the return of life on Earth following the harsh northern hemisphere winter, the restoration of food supplies. For much of history it marked the beginning of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 KM from Martinborough
    13.6 KM Masterton
The hills are alive witH the Sound of Music One of the world's best-loved musicals, The Sound of Music, will tour New Zealand this September and October. From the producer of the recent touring stage shows Grease, HMS Pinafore, Menopause the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 13.6 KM from Masterton
35.5 KM Featherston
The annual Louis Roederer Champagne event is back for 2017. This event, in its fourth year, is always a sellout on the Wharekauhau calendar, and always a fun-filled weekend of great wine, great people, and great cuisine. The weekend begins ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wharekauhau Country Estate, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 35.5 KM from Featherston
    0.4 KM Martinborough
This one day class gives you an introduction to all of the basic skills and techniques of upholstery, through making your own footstool. You’ll gain an insight into those ‘tricks of the trade’ which achieve a professional finish. Graham & ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Graham & Sons Upholstery, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.4 KM from Martinborough
    0.3 KM Masterton
Looking for discounted tickets, priority booking, special access and more? There has never been a better way to get behind the region's own creative festival and have a great time while you're at it! For your annual membership of just $45, you'll ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kokomai Creative Festival, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 0.3 KM from Masterton
    1.4 KM Martinborough
Enjoy a wonderful three-course Sunday Roast Lunch every Sunday from 12 noon. A fixed price menu with the roast and a vegetarian option, there is something to please everyone for just $39 per person. An a la carte menu also runs as does a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tirohana Estate Vineyard, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 1.4 KM from Martinborough
6.2 KM Masterton
70+ fabulous stalls selling a huge variety of products - the perfect Christmas shopping opportunity set in the beautiful Rathkeale grounds. Live music and gourmet food available all day.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rathkeale College, Masterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 6.2 KM from Masterton
35.5 KM Featherston
The Wairarapa regions most well-known event attracts is a must-do! Toast Martinborough has been on the wine-lovers calendar for more than 25 years, and is still as strong as ever! This is the perfect event to get a small group of friends and come ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wharekauhau Country Estate, Martinborough, Wairarapa   Distance: 35.5 KM from Featherston
    16.2 KM Martinborough
This is a self-guided tour available during opening hours. You will receive a map, watch an 8-minute film that takes you on a tour of the henge (optional) and then take yourself around the henge.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 16.2 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
    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
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

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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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