Wairarapa Travel Guide

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Wairarapa Highlights

  • Pro
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    vtveen says…

     very quiet, amazing scenery, rural pace 

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     can't think of any 

  • In a nutshell
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    CedricPercy says…

     One of the most unforgetable places in the Pacific 

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Mount Bruce

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  • Mt Bruce wildlife park

    Mount Bruce Things to Do

    This is the place to see NZ native birds. The centre was built so that these endangered birds can be protected, and their numbers increased. You can see kiwis, kakapos, kakas and so on.The bush walk around the park is also well worth doing, as you get to see a lot of native trees and bush as well. $20 for adults.

  • Not just birds and rainforest

    Mount Bruce Favorites

    I forgot to mention, besides NZ birds at Mt Bruce, in another cage (glassed in I think) you can also see New Zealand's famous reptile, the large Tuatara lizard.

  • Elsewhere in the park...

    Mount Bruce Favorites

    A quite wide creek ran through the Wildlife Centre grounds in several places (with a group of huge eels hanging about under the bridge – they get fed at 1.30 each day so are no doubt pretty tame too).



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    by salisbury3933 Updated Mar 2, 2007

    On State Highway 2 between Pahiatua and Woodville is Mangatainoka, the home of Tui Brewery. The brewery was founded in 1889, and has gone through a few ownership changes over the years, but is now owned by Dominion Breweries.

    The tour is not much different from many other brewery tours, but I did enjoy a pint of Tui, Mangatainoka Dark and Wagstaff's ale.

    $10 per person for the tour, which goes through the small Tui museum, through the factory, and then allows you some taste-testing at the end.

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    • Beer Tasting

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  • Fell Locomotive Museum

    Featherston Things to Do

    Prior to 1955 when the rail tunnel was finished, trains going to the Wairarapa went over the hill, and the Fell locomotives were used to get the trains over the incline.This museum contains the only remaining Fell locomotive in the world.It was shipped over from England in the 1870's in parts, and reassembled once it arrived in NZ, and had a...

  • Wharekauhau Country Estate

    Featherston Hotels

    Western Lake Road, Palliser Bay, Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Featherston Heritage Museum

    Featherston Things to Do

    Right next to the Fell Museum is the local heritage museum. There are some interesting displays on the history of the area, most notably related to the local military history, with the POW camp for Japanese during WW2 being one of the major exhibits.$2 entry and well worth dropping in to take a look if you are passing through. Only open on Saturday...



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  • Great place to stop for an ice cream

    Greytown Shopping

    This is a good place to pick up local fruit and veges at a good price. They also do some pretty good fruit ice cream. We pretty much stop here every time we are in the area.

  • Historical buildings

    Greytown Favorites

    Greytown is pretty old as far as NZ towns go, and there's plenty of good architecture as a result. Plenty of nice buildings to see as you stroll about town.

  • Puzzlewood

    Greytown Things to Do

    This is an intriguing little centre in Greytown. Good for kids especially, but also good for adults. There's a nice little puzzle shop attached, as well as displays with holograms (awesome), and various other displays.Plenty of activities out the back for kids as well. Great place!There's also a miniputt area as well if that interests.$7 for...


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