Perched on the southern edge of New Zealand’s North Island, Wairarapa is a fertile agricultural region framed by the Pacific Coast to the east and mountain ranges to the west. Characterised by an off-the-beaten-track charm, the region is a favourite with foodies, wine connoisseurs, and outdoors and wildlife enthusiasts.
A premium wine destination, Wairarapa lies at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, which travels between vineyards, cellar doors, cafés and a series of small towns.
The region, located only a short train ride or drive from Wellington, is a popular weekend getaway for city dwellers. Visitors enjoy the long, hot summers, food and wine events, boutique accommodation and wide open spaces.