Things to do close to Greytown

Because the Wairarapa region is quite small you’re never far away from anything else! 

Fancy a riverside picnic, swim or night away camping?  Take a drive to Morrisons Bush on the outskirts of town. This area along the banks of the Ruamahanga River has stands of native manuka trees that provide welcome shade. Details on camping are posted on the gate. 

Just two minutes from town is Kahikatea Gardens featuring native trees, climbing roses and friendly animals - a must do while you're visiting Greytown.

Take a bush walk through the Tararuas and Mount Holdsworth; a great place for family activities and keen walkers wanting to stay and enjoy the beauty of the area. The Southern end of these ranges sees Mount Holdsworth and the daunting Waiohine Swing Bridge!

Cycling in the Wairarapa begins in Featherston, 20 minutes south of Greytown, with the Rimutaka Cycle Trail, a ‘Great Ride’ on the New Zealand Cycle Trail; a fantastic loop to and from Wellington though the Rimutaka ranges.

  • 20 minutes north along State Highway 2 is Masterton, the largest town in the Wairarapa. 
  • Carterton is 10 minutes up State Highway 2 and is the art hub of the region where you can enjoy vintage shopping and art.
  • Ten minutes down the line is Featherston, wartime history buffs are in for a real treat with the Fell Locomotive Museum and rich WWI history.
  • Martinborough is only 15 minutes to the south east and the region’s hot spot for beautiful wine and gourmet food, with fine dining, bistros, cafes and plenty of boutique, family run vineyards.