Visit Wairarapa with Mighway

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Wairarapa, New Zealand, actually comprises several smaller towns each with its own unique character and beauty: Masterton, Carterton, Martinborough and Featherston. Wairarapa is about an hour’s train ride or drive from Wellington, the capital city. Maori settlers first came to Wairarapa in the 1300s. The Ngati Kahungunu and Rangitane were the Maori tribes in the area when European explorers arrived in the 1770s. Wairarapa, whose name means “glistening waters,” became a renowned farming region heralded for its delectable meats and butter. These humble beginnings as a farm community are still apparent in the modern world of Wairarapa as it is home to a multitude of sprawling beef, sheep and dairy farms alongside succulent vineyards. Fishing, horticulture and forestry also play a prominent role in modern Wairarapa life. Whether you enjoy nature, the arts or a sampling of fine wine from local wineries, there is always something new and wonderful to discover in Wairarapa. In addition to its rural and rustic charm, Wairarapa delights in its thriving art community as well beautiful galleries and museums. No matter what kind of winter activity you enjoy, you are sure to find something to suit your taste. Here are some of the best winter tourism destinations to sample and savour in Wairarapa

Campervan Hire Wairarapa


Tikva - Masterton
$200 / Day

Tikva - Masterton

Masterton, Wellington

Sleeps 4
Length 6m
Toilet
Shower

Adele
$250 / Day

Adele

Kapiti Coast, Wellington

Sleeps 4
Length 6.8m
Toilet
Shower

Cede 5 berth motorhome
$200 / Day

Cede 5 berth motorhome

Otaki Beach, Otaki

Sleeps 5
Length 6.5m
Toilet
Shower

Gibbs Getaway
$110 / Day

Gibbs Getaway

Ohau, Manawatu-Wanganui

Sleeps 2
Length 4m
Toilet

David's Nissan
$160 / Day

David's Nissan

Waingawa, Wellington

Sleeps 4
Toilet
Shower

Places to Visit near Wairarapa


The Wool Shed National Museum

Located just one and a half hours from Wellington, we're a hands-on heritage museum in the rural town of Masterton.

When you drop in to see us you'll enjoy:

- Two authentic woolsheds trucked in from real farms, full of new and historic shearing equipment and sheep farm gear. Displays describing the history of sheep farming and its importance to our nation.

- Samples of wool types and wool end-products.

- Spinning and weaving demonstrations on Wednesdays or by arrangement.

- The story of shearing – its beginnings and how it became an international sport.

- Shearing demonstrations in the historic woolshed by arrangement – just give us a call.

- Our shop with a wide range of wool garments and souvenirs

. And much, much more to stimulate your knowledge for history and actual activities on sheep farms. We are a visitor attraction of international quality and we welcome visitors from all over New Zealand as well as thousands

Wairarapa Farmers' Market - Fresh from Wairarapa paddocks to Wairarapa plates – locally produced vegetables, herbs, cheese, wine, free range eggs, flowers, plants, artisan products, Arabica coffees, olive oil, cider, organic meat, bread, crafts and more.

Wairarapa Farmers' Market

Fresh from Wairarapa paddocks to Wairarapa plates – locally produced vegetables, herbs, cheese, wine, free range eggs, flowers, plants, artisan products, Arabica coffees, olive oil, cider, organic meat, bread, crafts and more. Musicia Stefan Brown regularly plays traditional and contemporary music to make your market experience even more enjoyable.

Biggest Real Fruit Ice Cream

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Campgrounds and Parks near Wairarapa


Carterton Holiday Park

Carterton Holiday Park offers a park-like setting with individual private sites.

Close to the shops, parks, local swimming pools and the entrances to the Tararua Ranges. The park offers 24 powered sites, numerous non powered sites. It also boasts 6 fully furnished, heated and carpeted self-contained units sleeping up to 7 people. All linen and bedding is provided in self-contained units. Plus 4 basic cabins sleeping up to 7 people. OWN LINEN AND BEDDING REQUIRED for these cabins or you can hire off us. The park also has well equipped communal facilities.

- 4 minute walk to local swimming pools (free admission)

- 3 minute walk to Railway Station

- 4 minute drive to Clareville Hockey Pavillion

- 20 minute drive to Martinborough

- Central to Castle Point, Cape Palliser and Lake Ferry

Visit Carterton Holiday Park

Mawley Holiday Park

Mawley Holiday Park is the perfect base from which to explore everything Masterton and the beautiful Wairarapa has to offer. We have a range of quality, accommodation - self-contained units, cabins, powered and unpowered sites. The Park is nestled in a sheltered, peaceful setting on the banks of the Waipoua River. Our established grounds include open spaces, stunning specimen trees, a children’s playground and BBQ area. Two minutes’ easy walk from Mawley Holiday Park is Masterton’s recreation precinct – with beautiful QEII Park, adventure playground, heated indoor and outdoor pool complex with hydroslide, skate park, museums, mini golf, cafes and shops!

Visit Mawley Holiday Park

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