Wairarapa Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by salisbury3933
  • Things to Do
    by salisbury3933
  • Things to Do
    by salisbury3933

Wairarapa Things to Do

  • Visit Cape Palliser and the Sea Lion...

    Cape Palliser is on the southern coast of the Wairarapa. It is a remote part of the coast, but easy to get to.The Sea Lions are well known here and well worth a visit, BUT do not get too close, they are not tame.

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  • CASTLE POINT

    CASTLE POINT and once again, we did not strike it lucky with the weather. Rain & Wind, I braved the elements with my Rain coat on, and went and had a look at the Castle Rock. This area would be very nice on a fine day. There is a fossil -limestone reef, walks, nice beach and a sheltered lagoon. Not only is the scenery nice, but there is a good...

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  • Wine country...MARTINBOROUGH

    Known as "Martinborough wine village" we arrived here from our overnight stay in Featherston. The journey was quite scenic, with rolling hills, Sheep & Cattle.In the early 1980's, wine pioneers discovered this area was perfect for grape growing, the wine industry grew, and now it is well known for good food & wine, plus I liked the old...

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  • Wine tours

    There are a number of winery's in the Waiarapa, and some of them boutique.These are well worth spending a day wandering around and tasting of course. Some have restaurants where food can be had.The Wellington/Wairarapa wine-growing region is one of New Zealand's smallest, with several sub-regions, which include Gladstone, Martinborough, Masterton...

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  • Martinborough - wine village

    Martinborough is a little town with a couple of shops, hotels and restaurants, all more or less around the town square. Martinborough is famous for its great wines, nowadays there are about twenty wineries in or around this little township. Most famous is the Pinot Noir !!We found a real rural pace without 'any' tourists; it is so touristy, we...

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  • Wine trails

    Although Martinborough is the main wine area of the Wairarapa, there are other places where grapes are grown and wine is made.About 15 minutes from Carterton and Masterton is Gladstone, and there are four separate wineries there. We dropped in on Gladstone Winery, did some wine tasting and had some coffee as well. Worthwhile taking the time to have...

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  • Greytown - Victorian buildings

    Greytown is the oldest town in the Wairarapa established by Senator George Grey in 1853.Greytown has some old Victorian Buildings, most of them along the main street (SH2).You will find also some unexpected craft-, antique- and giftshops.The Cobblestones Museum shows some buildings and equipment from the early settlers' era.After a coffee in The...

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  • Putangirua Pinnacles ... is this real ??

    Just after the little village of 'Te Kopi' is a signpost to the ‘Putangirua Pinnacles’. Park you car on the parking lot, put on some good footwear and follow the track. There should be two tracks to the Pinnacles, but when we visited this scenic reserve (just after the 2004 flooding) we only found one through the bed of the Putangirua Stream. And...

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  • fur seals at Palliser Bay

    Just after leaving Ngawi (a fishermen village on Palliser Bay), still on the gravel road, you will encounter a large colony of New Zealand fur seals. There are seals on the rocks, on some sandy beaches and in the sea.Stop your car, walk around and just enjoy these very friendly animals. You can see them, you may smell them and you could touch them...

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  • Woodville

    Woodville is a good place to stop and stretch your legs if you're on the Napier-Wellington Highway. It's actually got some great antique and craft shops.Plus, the area has excellent fishing, hunting and tramping, if you've got a couple of days to spend there.The town even has it's own famous artist - Gottrfried Lindauer - who lived and worked in...

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  • Dannevirke

    Dannevirke was settled in 1872 by Danish and Norwegian families and was a important farming centre last century.But times have changed and urbanisation has happened, and now Dannevirke is popular stopping point for visitors. You can still stopover and stay in the camping ground, backpackers, homestays or motels. But most people just drive through...

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