Daytripping to the Wairarapa
Only an hours drive north of Wellington lies the Wairarapa, a rural area with an off-the-beaten-track charm, offering some of the best experiences in New Zealand.
Cape Palliser is also home to the North Island's largest fur seal colony, and you’ll see them swimming and lounging around on the rocks all along the road. If you’re visiting between November and January, you might just spot some pups too.
Discover the Putangirua Pinnacles, some of the most amazing rock formations you will ever see, famed for their appearance in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. You have two options – an easily-graded bushwalk to a lookout above the Pinnacles, or a walk up the gently-sloping streambed to the base of the Pinnacles where you can marvel at the majestic natural wonder.