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, and characterised by off-the-beaten-track charm. It is a favourite with foodies, wine connoisseurs, outdoors and wildlife enthusiasts.
Renowned as 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 with boutique accommodation.
A short train ride from Wellington, Wairarapa is a popular weekend getaway for city dwellers. Visitors enjoy long hot summers, food and wine events, boutique accommodation and wide open spaces.