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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!

Visit the Victorian village of Greytown

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Greytown is a country village with metropolitan style and sophisticated boutique shopping.

Indulge in art galleries and antique store, or grab a pastry from the French Baker and hand-made chocolates from Schoc Chocolates

See the region from the skies

Wellington Gliding Club

Experience the thrill of soaring high above the picturesque Wairarapa landscape on a trial flight with an instructor from the Wellington Gliding Club.

Visit the rolling hills and vineyards of Gladstone

Turn off at Carterton and drive to Gladstone for rolling hills, lush valleys and vineyards.

Stop for a bite at country pub, Gladstone Inn.