Summer in the Wairarapa

Castlepoint Beach

Great events, our top swimming spots, walks, cycling tracks and more!

We've got lots of events popping up across the region - check out What's On for this week's events.

Beaches and coastal areas

Get your togs and sunscreen and head out to Castlepoint or Riversdale.

Our coastal areas are a great spot in the summer with lots of things to do and see - like the seals at Cape Palliser.

Walks, Tramps, Cycling

Get out and about in the outdoors! Walks - we have everything from a short stroll around our reserves to a multi-day tramp along the coast or in the Tararua Ranges. 

Feel like bike ride? Cycle the vines, our quiet country roads or check out our bike trails.

Explore:

Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre - get up close to native wildlife such as tuatara, kaka, kokako and NZ's white kiwi - Manukura.

Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History. Discover works by local painters,photographers and sculptors. Aratoi is across the road from the Queen Elizabeth Park - a fun stop with the kids.

Fun for families:

There is plenty on to keep the kids entertained for the holidays. Check out our ideas.

Eat:

Keep your energy up while exploring the region. Cafes, restaurants, bakeries and foodie delights - your options are endless.

Drink:

We're at the heart of the NZ Classic Wine Trail so visiting our Wairarapa vineyards is a must. Hire a bike and cycle the vines - it's a fun day out!

Shop:

Get your retail therapy - from designer clothing boutiques, homeware, antiques and art shops... take your pick!

Stay:

We have lots of great accommodation. Book and stay now and you'll receive a kids go free pass to Pukaha Mount Bruce!

Need more information?

Give our helpful Masterton and Martinborough i-SITE teams a call or pop in.