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Wairarapa Wairarapa Map

Wairarapa is located about an hour north of Wellington. A rural area and quaint area, the Wairarapa offers the traveller a wide range of experiences. 



Head up to the Waiohine Gorge at the foot of the Tararuas and a swing bridge is your gateway to tramping tracks into the ranges. Head out to Cape Palliser on the coast and you’ll pass through the tiny fishing village of Ngawi where you’ll see a colourful array of old bulldozers and tractors parked on the beach.

The towns have their own individual character and charm. Martinborough is the centre of the local wine industry – take a tour of the vineyards - while Greytown has an architectural charm and is a favourite weekend getaway for Wellingtonians.

Photos credit: Pete Monk Photography.


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