With its fossil-rich limestone reef, lighthouse and magnificent 162 metre high Castle Rock..Historic Greytown Information
Greytown was New Zealand's first planned inland town. It was established in 1854 by a group of..Masterton Information
Masterton is the largest town in Wairarapa region. Its special claim to fame is the annual Golden..Carterton Information
The historic town of Carterton was first known as Three Mile Bush. It was founded in 1857 to..Martinborough Information
Bring your appetite to Martinborough, where Pinot Noir and excellent restaurants promise to ease..Riversdale Beach Information
Riversdale has an interesting history. It was developed in the 1950s by a champion Wairarapa..Woodville Information
Woodville sits at the junction of three regions – Manawatu, Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa. The town..See all locations in Wairarapa
Wairarapa is tucked away in the south-east corner of the North Island, at the foot of the rugged Tararua Range. Maori called the region "Land of Glistening Waters".
If you arrive from Wellington, you’ll wind your way over the Rimutaka hills and along the route trodden by early European settlers 150 years ago. The vast Wairarapa valley will open up before you, fringed by mountains to the west and rugged coast to the east.
European settlement dates back to the 1840s, but Maori history is much older. Archaeological research has shown that parts of the Wairarapa coast have been occupied for at least 800 years.
Essentially rural with off-the beaten-track charm, Wairarapa promises a diverse experience for those who appreciate great wine, gourmet food, astonishing wildlife and natural beauty. Rolling vineyards, acres of apple orchards, fields of lavender, olive groves, heritage museums and quaint historic towns combine to make Wairarapa an appealing destination.
Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking..Wellington Region Information
Explore the great outdoors, shop till you drop, sample the culinary delights, and wander..Rotorua Information
The Rotorua region was the birthplace of New Zealand tourism in the 1800s and it remains one of New..Wellington Information
Wellington’s many charms lie in part with it's close proximity to the natural attractions of the..Bay of Plenty Information
Gardens and art are the stars of spring in the Bay of Plenty. The mild climate makes it the perfect..Bay of Islands Information
The Bay of Islands is a micro-region that includes the towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri..Northlands Information
Spring in subtropical Northland brings the senses alive. Imagine ocean waves lapping on white sand..Coromandel Information
Spring signals the opening of the Coromandel scallop season. Dive for scallops to barbeque yourself..Hawkes Bay Information
A Mediterranean climate with long, fine dry summers and mild winters not only makes this a great..Lake Taupo Information
Situated in the volcanic heart of the North Island, the Lake Taupo region is home to New Zealand's..Napier Information
The port city of Napier is a popular tourist destination with its sweeping views of Hawke’s Bay..Hastings Information
Fruit, wine and 1930s architecture give Hastings an appealing point of difference. The area was..Russell Information
Accessible by road or a short ferry ride west from Paihia, the tranquil coastal town of Russell, or..See all locations in North Island