Hedleys in Masterton is a booklover's paradise - and a treasure in the New Zealand booksellers' scene.
Whether you're after a bargain or want to splurge on something decadent, Wairarapa has all the options.
Try these for starters:
- Boutique shopping in Greytown
- Browsing books in Masterton
- Antiquing in Featherston
- Designer clothing, homeware and beauty stores in Martinborough
Some shops to inspire:
With over 85 flavours of chocolate, Schoc Chocolates creates beautiful, hand-crafted tablets all in the stylish shopping village of Greytown.
http://www.wairarapanz.com/see-and-do/tui-brewery-tours-0 In the small town of Mangatainoka, about 50 minutes' drive north of Masterton is Tui Brewery with its iconic brick tower.
Martinborough Wine Merchants is a one-stop specialist wine shop - and they hire bikes for cycling round the vines, too.
Paua World is a great place to shop in Carterton. Filled with all your kiwi souvenirs, most incorporating the beautiful paua shell, take some time out and delve into this fun and creative gift store.
The Martinborough Fair is the best craft fair in New Zealand, held twice each year in February and March.
Located next to the Town Hall in Greytown, The Designer Clothing Gallery stocks beautiful clothes and homeware from New Zealand and European designers.
C’est Cheese is an artisan deli in Featherston specialising in terrific New Zealand-made cheeses.
The Wairarapa Farmers' Market is on every Saturday morning, in the Farriers carpark at the north end of Masterton.
Featherston Gateway is the place to stock up on holiday essentials, with a supermarket, post shop and bottle store on site.
Hall is the place to go in Greytown for clothing defined by strong yet simple shapes, natural fibres and iconic graphics.
Sweet Kitchen and Delights in Featherston is a charming shop packed with the finest sweet treats - from local and imported chocolates to genuine Turkish delight.
Visit what's been described as the most beautiful bike shop in the country, right here in Greytown.
Martygirl skinfood is natural, nourishing and made in Martinborough.
Linarte based in the main street of Greytown stocks beautiful clothing, linen fabrics, homewares and ceramics.