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Although often thought of just as a pleasant farming region, there is much more to the Wairarapa than many imagine.
From the orchards and antique shops of southern Wairarapa head out to the wild & rugged coast where excellent crayfish abound.
In and around the town of Martinborough you will find some superb vineyards and wineries. The region is especially noted for its fine Pinot Noir.
In the northern Wairarapa a visit to the internationally acclaimed Mt. Bruce National Wildlife Centre is sure to fascinate, as is the nearby Mt. Bruce Pioneer Museum.
The Tararua Forest Park provides numerous opportunities for tramping trips and day walks. There are a number of privately owned and operated walking routes and experiences to be had too.
Other Rural Wairarapa
Prices from $100 to $160
3 rooms accommodating up to 7 guests
2.5 Hours from Wellington, 1 hour from Masterton and 50 kms east of Pahiatua.
A delightful self catering house located on a hill country sheep and beef station in Tiraumea, North Wairarapa. Come for the peace and quiet of this remote area, the seasonal farm activities or take part in various other on farm activities including farm walks, 4x4 tours etc.
Phone: 06 376 7765
Mobile (and SMS): 027 741 0108
Address: 356 Haunui Road, Tiraumea
Prices from $125 to $150
1 room accommodating up to 2 guests
40 minutes East of Masterton, 15 mins to Riversdale Beach
Ica Station Homestead is one of the newest B & B and Wedding Venue properties in the Wairarapa with swimming pool and spa pool facilities. We also have a 3 bedroom self-contained cottage and 1 bedroom 'Whare' available to rent. Here you can relax and recharge your batteries in peace and privacy!
Phone: 06 372 3722
Mobile (and SMS): 0274977840
Address: 268 Ica Road, RD 12, Masterton
Other Rural Wairarapa
Prices from $150 to $300
2 rooms accommodating up to 8 guests
40 minutes from Martinborough, 2 hrs drive from Wellington.
Prices from $175
2 rooms accommodating up to 2 guests
Mt Holdsworth on way to Forest Park entrance.
One can always venture out to the places of interest which abound near here, but it's true that most guests enjoy the special atmosphere they find at the cottage. The obvious activity to pursue from here would be a visit to the Holdsworth headquarters of Tararua Forest Park 5 kms distant.
Phone: 06 3773789
Mobile (and SMS): 0274863665 to text
Address: 83 Blakes Road, Mt Holdsworth
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