Enjoy the Wairarapa

Wairarapa is a region of spectacular coastlines, wide valleys, eclectic villages and boutique vineyards.

Martinborough Gourmet wine tour

111 Wakefield Street, Wellington

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The rolling green hills of the Wairarapa Valley have enticed visitors for years, and now it's your turn to see why.On Hammonds Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour you'll enjoy a scenic train journey with spectacular views of the Wellington Harbour along the way. You'll disembark at Featherston Railway Station and have an unforgettable experience with your local guide.


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Explore Cape Palliser

111 Wakefield Street , Te Aro , Wellington

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This walking tour takes in the best of South Wairarapa including the skyscaper like Putangirua Pinnacles, Wairarapa's picturesque fishing village Ngawi, Cape Palliser's lighthouse sitting 80 metres above sea level with the largest fur seal breeding colony in the North Island, as well as numerous other historical and cultural sites.

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Wairarapa Village Artisan Tour

111 Wakefield Street, Wellington

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Hammond's Wairarapa Village Artisan Tour takes you to all three South Wairarapa towns and is perfect for foodies and anyone who loves retail therapy! Experience the three small villages of the wonderful South Wairarapa region; Greytown, Martinborough and Featherston. Discover beautiful Victorian wooden buildings home to stylish boutique stores. Taste extraordinary flavours at a gourmet chocolate studio. For lunch, celebrate local, seasonal produce from the region. The day concludes with world-famous wine and cheese tasting.


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Wharekauhau Heli-Lunch

Shed 6 , Queens Wharf, Wellington

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Join Wellington Helicopters and fly over Wellington city before heading over the spectacular Cook Strait coastline, Rimutaka Mountain Range, and Orongorongo Valley before arriving at Palliser Bay, home to Wharekauhau. This stunning luxury Country Estate sits in a spectacular landscape and is delightful to see from above where your guests can take it all in. Soon they will be relaxing in luxurious surroundings while their chefs prepare a gourmet five-course lunch.


Palliser Estate wine barrel tasting

96 Kitchener Street, Martinborough

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An exclusive, behind the scenes look at how their wines are crafted. Guided by one of their team, you will learn how the uniqueness of Martinborough, our philosophy, diverse vineyards, and production provide the building blocks for blending their world class wines. This experience takes you into their barrel hall where you will taste from a selection of barrels. You’ll then return to their underground cellar for a private tasting of our current release wines. 


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Poppies Martinborough

91 Puruatanga Road, Martinborough

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There is a quest of intrigue and romanticism when one visits the wine cellar barrel room and experiencing beautiful wine, food and laughter in such a place is unparalleled.  A variety of catered options (with Poppies wines) are available


Stonehenge Aoteroa

51 Ahiaruhe Road, Ahiaruhe, Carterton

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Experience the wonders of stone circles by taking in Aotearoa's full-scale working adaptation of Stonehedge. Stonehenge Aotearoa is designed specifically for its location in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand's North Island. It combines modern scientific knowledge with ancient Egyptian, Babylonian, Celtic, Polynesian and Maori starlore It is used to teach maramataka (the calendars of time and seasons). The stones also form a Polynesian star compass and can be used to teach navigation.


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Te Hīkoi o Pūkaha Guided Walk

85379 State Highway 2, Mount Bruce

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Join Rangitāne on a walk through the bush. Learn about wildlife, trees and traditional stories of the Tangata Whenua (people of the land). Listen to ancient stories of the Pūkaha forest. Discover Māori whakapapa (genealogy), spirituality and connection to place. Includes shared kai (food) of kawakawa tea and bread.


Olivo Olive Oil

136 Hinakura Road, Ponatahi

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Tour around the 1200 olive trees, learning about the olive year. Return to the purpose built tasting room to view a video on how we pick and press the olives. Taste the 3 award winning extra virgin olive oils and up to 9 infused oils with ideas for recipes. Learn about top quality olive oil.


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