Wairarapa Must Do's

There are some things you just have to do when you visit Wairarapa! Here are our top picks:

Pukaha Mount Bruce - New Zealand's most successful wildlife breeding centre is just 20 minutes north of Masterton.  See tuatara and long-fin eels. Check out Manukura the white kiwi and her friend Turua in the kiwi house.  Explore the walk-through aviary and join the kaka 'circus'. A guided tour of this magical place is awesome. 

Bikes in Martinborough SquareGreytown boutique shoppingQueen Elizabeth Park

Martinborough - a working wine village surrounded by small vineyards and plenty of cellar doors.  Cycle the vines - Martinborough and Opaki have bike hire and maps to guide you around the vines.

Gorgeous Greytown - a shopping gem with real character and style. You'll find small stores, quality shopping and good cafes and restaurants in this sophisticated village.   

Have fun with your family in Masterton - Queen Elizabeth Park has an amazing playground plus miniature train, paddle boats and mini golf.  

Cape Palliser LighthouseCastlepoint Lighthouse & Castle RockThe Pinnacles

Cape Palliser - the southern most point of the North Island. You'll see seals, Lake FerryNgawi fishing village and the lighthouse. Walk into the spectacular Pinnacles.  

Castlepoint - great for swimming, fishing, walks and family fun. So much more than a lighthouse!

Walking in the Tararua RangeTui Brewery - good spot for good times

Take a walk - through bush or a park, along a beach or across a mountain top. Definitely a must do!

Take a tour at Tui Brewery -  home to all things Tui you'll eat and drink very well here. 

 Stonehenge Aotearoa - this astonishing, full-scale, working adaptation of Stonehenge is close to Carterton.

 The Alpaca PlaceStonehenge Aotearoa

The Alpaca Place -  just north of Masterton you can check out these quirky animals on a great tour

Paua World - a huge range of  jewellery and giftware crafted from beautiful paua and a huge range of quality souvenirs too. 

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