New Zealand’s rich and fascinating history reflects a unique mix of Māori and European culture. The perfect place to lose yourself in amazing Māori historic sites and taonga (treasures) as well as beautiful colonial era buildings dotted throughout the country. Gawk at the high peaks and glaciers in vast mountain ranges and explore the white and black sand beaches and desert-like plains, and unpopulated islands of this country.
Known as the land of glistening waters, water is abundant in this small rural area. With a rich past of hard work, Wairapapa lacks shopping malls and crowded streets as it is an iconic region of small family-run business dedicated to refining their chosen craft.
A 1.5 hour’s drive from Wellington it is set in a working sheep and cattle farm along the dramatic coastline in the Wairarapa wine-growing region.
South-West Pacific Ocean
Fly to Wellington Airport
1.5 hours from Wellington
Best time to visit
New Zealand’s beauty is season-pr oof. The warmest months of the year are from September through to April. December, January and February are the three hottest months of the year.