There’s nothing like winter in the Wairarapa. Snowcapped mountains, crisp mornings and clear days accentuate the beauty of this region renowned for its premium vineyards, olive groves, wild coastlines, cafes, restaurants and boutique shopping. Being only one hour’s drive or train ride from Wellington, New Zealand’s Capital City, makes Wairarapa the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Destination Wairarapa shares its top five reasons to escape to the Wairarapa this winter.
There are plenty of activities and events being held in the Wairarapa, a region only a one hour's drive or train ride from Wellington, the Capital City of New Zealand, during the DHL New Zealand Lions Series. These include:
Former All Black player, coach and selector Sir Brian Lochore is one of three guest speakers at a special rugby dinner to be held in Masterton next month.
Sir Brian, who coached the All Blacks to victory in the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987, will be joined by former Lions player John Jeffrey and French rugby referee Romain Poite at the dinner - Rugby Yarns with The Lion, The All Black and The Ref – on June 28th 2017 at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park.
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 ...