Wairarapa – North Island, New Zealand

About The Region
Attractions + Events
Drive Times

About The Region

The variety of things to see and do in this region result in one night never being enough. So be sure to plan your trip well and discover more of what there is on offer in Wairarapa.

Attractions + Events


  • Tui Brewery
  • Masterton – see art and culture at Aratoi.The commanding views from Te Mata Peak, 11 kms south of Hastings.
  • Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre has an important breeding & research program for native birdlife & home to the rare white Kiwi.
  • CastlePoint Scenic Reserve and lighthouse, 68 kms east of Masterton.
  • Tararua Forest Park
  • The seal colony and lighthouse (250 steps) at Cape Palliser, 45 mins drive south of Martinborough.
  • Greytown – a Victorian country village
  • Martinborough follow the wine trail and enjoy a taste or two along the way
  • Palliser Bay see Putangirua Pinnables and fur seals


Visit Wairapara attend one of the many local events in this region..

  • 15th November 2015
    Toast Martinborough
  • January 2016
    Tauherenikau Races
  • 12th – 13th February 2016
    Wairarapa Summer Rally


Wairarapa Region Map

Drive Times

From To Kms Hrs
Wellington Martinborough 80 kms 55 mins
Wellington Napier 320 kms 4 hrs
Napier Martinborough 280 kms 3 hrs 45 mins
Auckland Napier 433 kms 5 hrs 30 mins
Mt Ruapehu Wellington 330 kms 4 hrs