Wairarapa Travel Guide

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See all 27 Martinborough Tips
  • A good place to start

    Martinborough Shopping

    This is a good place to start. The store sells wine from fairly much all the wineries in Martinborough, and allows you to taste a number of local wine varieties (at a small charge for each one).There is a little wine cafe attached, and as you would expect the staff are very knowledgeable.

  • The Claremont Martinborough

    Martinborough Hotels

    We stayed in one of the private but separate suites. Could have stayed inside in one of the main...

  • Wonderful Martinborough shopping...

    Martinborough Shopping

    This inspiring store, greets each visitor with a warm welcome, you really feel like a guest not just another customer. Sue Wilkinson who owns and runs the shop is really chatty, friendly and a fountain of knowledge on all her stock; both past and present. She has the uncanny and very useful ability to remember what you purchased previously and in a...



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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.

    Tui Brewery A pint of Mangatainoka darl
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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...


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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