It seems you’re using a browser that is a little past its time and our website might not be able to perform as it should.
If you’d like to have the best experience on WellingtonNZ.com, you can easily update your browser to get the most out of our website and many more for that matter.dismiss this message
Only an hour by car or train from Wellington, Wairarapa is one of New Zealand’s top food and wine destinations. A day visit or an overnight stay is the perfect complement to your stay in the capital.
The region is at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail and made up of the five characterful towns of Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.
Sample premium wines from the regions’ vineyards, and taste everything from country cooking to haute cuisine in the many cafes and restaurants.
The wine village of Martinborough features over 20 wineries, most within walking distance of the quaint village square, and is the place for those with a palate for fine wine, food, exploring and relaxing!
Experience the thrill of soaring high above the picturesque Wairarapa landscape on a trial flight with an instructor from the Wellington Gliding Club.