The screen location of Greytown, a historic small town featuring Victorian buildings,  stables, colonial cottages, and rural landscapes surrounding.
  • Location

    Greytown, Wairarapa

  • Location ID

    309

Greytown is a historic town along State Highway 2 in the centre of the Wairarapa. Sitting 80 kilometres or one hour north of Wellington City it is accessible via the Remutaka Hill.

Victorian buildings line the main street including boutiques, cafes, churches and public buildings. It is the most complete street of wooden Victorian architecture in New Zealand.

Cobblestone Museum, an early settler village, sits along this street. This village includes an old schoolhouse, stables and a colonial cottage. Rural land surrounds the town and the Waiohine River borders the north end.

Several other towns are nearby including Featherston, Martinborough and Masterton. The Tararua Ranges are visible to the west.

With its 19th-century charm and proximity, it is a popular day trip for Wellingtonians. It received the title of New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Town in 2017.

Location details

Jurisdiction South Wairarapa District Council
Permits required Yes, apply for a permit
Location descriptors Roads, shops, town squares, towns, streets, historical sites, cafés, restaurants, historical buildings, small towns, churches.