Where to Go in Wairarapa

Where to Go in Wairarapa

Written by mighway

Motorhome rental in New Zealand is a great way to uncover the best of the country. You aren’t limited with where you can go and what you can see. The opportunities are endless. One destination that should be on your list is the Wairarapa. This is a fantastic place for everyone. Here, you can enjoy family fun, relaxing experiences, or maybe even experience some excitement. Read about some of the fantastic places that you can visit while you’re on the road.


Masterton is the largest town in Wairarapa and has a wide variety of things to do and see. It has everything from trails to shopping to great art and food. And it was also the winner of New Zealand’s Most Beautiful City!

If you are visiting with family, make sure you go to Queen Elizabeth Park. There you will find a large playground, a miniature train as well as other kid-friendly activities.

Pukaha National Wildlife Center

The Pukaha National Wildlife Centre is located north of Masterton – just a short 20 minutes away! Here, you can see some of the most endangered wildlife in New Zealand. Animals like the white kiwi, long-fin eels, and the tuatara lizard are native to New Zealand, so make sure you make an effort to go see them.

There are educational talks you can join throughout each day. You can even take part in feeding times for certain animals or sign your child up for a Junior Ranger School programme.


Greytown was the winner of New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Small Town 2017. This is where you want to go if you are looking for shopping, great food and chocolate or beautiful colonial buildings. If you are looking for nature, the Woodside Trail in Greytown offers a nice countryside stroll with beautiful scenery.

Greytown is the oldest town in Wairarapa with a rich history. And it may be just what you are looking for.


A great place for family-fun activities. Make Castlepoint, voted one of New Zealand’s most loved beaches, one of your stops. It is an hour away from Masterton and is packed with plenty of walking trails. Fishing, swimming, surfing, canoeing, visiting historic sites and even horse races on the beach are also available here. And if that isn’t already enough, you can walk to see a limestone cave or some rock pools among other things.

Take a break from driving your campervan rental and make the most of the Castlepoint!


Martinborough is the perfect place for any wine lover. If you appreciate and love wine, this is where you want to be. It is a wine village with colonial charm. And it has cellar doors begging to be visited.

Take some time to sample and purchase some local wine or take a walk through one or more of the village’s 20 vineyards.

There are a lot of things you can do in Wairarapa. What are you waiting for? Start up your motorhome rental and get on the road. It’s time to explore the wonderful region of Wairarapa!