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99 days ago

Martinborough Fair is next Saturday 7 March

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Head to the Wairarapa next Saturday (7th) for the biggest ever Martinborough Fair - there'll be 535 stalls! Then combine that with a browse around Greytown.. The Fair is a must-do Wairarapa event, it's not far ...and with sensational weather in the Wairarapa it's a good summer … View moreHead to the Wairarapa next Saturday (7th) for the biggest ever Martinborough Fair - there'll be 535 stalls! Then combine that with a browse around Greytown.. The Fair is a must-do Wairarapa event, it's not far ...and with sensational weather in the Wairarapa it's a good summer day out.

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118 days ago

Rare chance to see Fernside Garden - open to view at Tauherenikau

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

The spectacular and historic garden at Fernside, on SH2 near Featherston will be open on 15 & 16 February 2020 from 10am till 4pm. This is a rare opportunity to visit these beautiful gardens of national significance. The magnificent house is set at the end of a tree-lined avenue, in acres of … View moreThe spectacular and historic garden at Fernside, on SH2 near Featherston will be open on 15 & 16 February 2020 from 10am till 4pm. This is a rare opportunity to visit these beautiful gardens of national significance. The magnificent house is set at the end of a tree-lined avenue, in acres of landscaped gardens. Wander your way through the Scented Walkway, the Oak Cathedral, passing the Sound Shell to the stunning lake area which played a starring role as Lothlorien in Peter Jackson’s first Lord of Rings film. The gardens have been developed over the years in an English Arts and Crafts style, with the touches of European and Japanese water gardens and Australian and New Zealand natives interspersed. Tickets available at Eventfinder.

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125 days ago

Make a quick Waitangi Weekend getaway to the Wairarapa

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Had your big summer holiday? If you want a quick getaway for Waitangi Day/weekend then shoot over to the Wairarapa - heaps on including country racing at Tauherenikau. Find out more here

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130 days ago

Biggest ever Martinborough Fair on this Saturday

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Head to the Wairarapa this Saturday for the biggest ever Martinborough Fair - they'll be 535 stalls! Combine that with a stroll around Greytown and that's a great retail day out. Weather looking fabulous.

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136 days ago

Wairarapa Country Music Festival on this weekend

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

For first time the prestige classic car rally, Cruise Martinborough, will be on site at Tauherenikau Race Course this Saturday afternoon (Jan 25) from 1:30pm to 5:30pm. See hundreds of classic and muscle cars while enjoying the afternoon show. Your $40 ticket gets you this plus the main event - the… View moreFor first time the prestige classic car rally, Cruise Martinborough, will be on site at Tauherenikau Race Course this Saturday afternoon (Jan 25) from 1:30pm to 5:30pm. See hundreds of classic and muscle cars while enjoying the afternoon show. Your $40 ticket gets you this plus the main event - the SATURDAY NIGHT SPECTACULAR with main act The Warratahs on at 8.30pm. Other performers are
plus Melissa and the Doctor, Dust and Gold,Jackie Bristow,Ainslie Allen and Bevan Gardiner and James Davy
Gate sales available and weather looking brilliant!

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215 days ago

Pukaha Wairarapa Garden Tour is on this weekend...

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

After this burst of gorgeous weather Wairarapa gardens are looking wonderful. Something for everyone from grand country estates to delightful cottage gardens. There will be plenty to see and buy at the Rathkeale Christmas Fete and ConArt too. Get your ticket now!

228 days ago

Labour Weekend Sunday 27th - Community Open Day at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Coming to the Wairarapa this long weekend? Come along to the Community Open Day on Sunday (10am till 4pm entry by koha) - Pūkaha Rangers will give free guided tours and talks and local iwi, Rangitāne o Wairarapa, will hold carving and weaving demonstrations. There'll be heaps of kid's … View moreComing to the Wairarapa this long weekend? Come along to the Community Open Day on Sunday (10am till 4pm entry by koha) - Pūkaha Rangers will give free guided tours and talks and local iwi, Rangitāne o Wairarapa, will hold carving and weaving demonstrations. There'll be heaps of kid's activities running such as rock painting, kiwi art making, seed bomb making to attract insects, mini insect hotel making to re-home garden insects, plus field talks on subjects such as “which eggs belong to which birds?”. Specialist storytellers will read to children and tell stories about native wildlife.
What a neat day at a neat place - Pūkaha is just 20 minutes north of Masterton. Come and join the fun.

229 days ago

Free family fun in Wairarapa Labour Weekend Saturday!

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Check out the Block Party, on Saturday of Labour Day weekend.
Music, painting, photography, pottery, poetry, kids art, street printing, books, tours, food, films...
25+ free things to do in the CBD of Masterton - take a walk around the block and experience the neighbourhood Masterton Arts Quarter,… View more
Check out the Block Party, on Saturday of Labour Day weekend.
Music, painting, photography, pottery, poetry, kids art, street printing, books, tours, food, films...
25+ free things to do in the CBD of Masterton - take a walk around the block and experience the neighbourhood Masterton Arts Quarter, Library Square, and beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park.
Some of the highlights:
-Free collection tour at Aratoi 11am (book: info@aratoi.co.nz)
-Free kids art activity and live music at ConArt
-Free Kaouau flute making at King Street Artworks
-Free pottery workshop at 1pm at Te Patukituki (Te Pa)
-Free star constellation activity at Aratoi
-Free tree tours of QE Park, meet at 11am or 1pm, Hosking Fountain
-Free music making with Connecting Music in QE Park
-Photo-Swap near King Street Artworks
-Live character Manukura from Pukaha will roam about
-Free entry & free shearing demonstrations at The Wool Shed
-Spinning and weaving and knitbombing
-Free inflatables and games at Trust House Recreation Centre
-Street printmaking - from manhole covers - near the Library
-Live Poetry in Library Square
and more!!

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247 days ago

Wairarapa, a great spot for School Holidays

Destination Wairarapa

School Holidays are kicking off with a bang here in the Wairarapa! The perfect place to be with lots on, take a look.

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248 days ago

Don't miss the launch of Star Field Martinborough

Destination Wairarapa

Head along and check out Star Field for their launch on Fri 18, Sat 19 & Sun 20 October!
Star Field offers star gazing under Martinborough’s first premium dark sky, with experienced astronomy and telescope guides escorting you around our starry heavens. Go on a journey through space - see … View more
Head along and check out Star Field for their launch on Fri 18, Sat 19 & Sun 20 October!
Star Field offers star gazing under Martinborough’s first premium dark sky, with experienced astronomy and telescope guides escorting you around our starry heavens. Go on a journey through space - see exploding stars, galaxies and globular star clusters!

Launch dates are Fri 18, Sat 19 & Sun 20 October from 9pm - 11pm. Bookings essential.

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257 days ago

Toast Martinborough - tickets on sale

Destination Wairarapa

Toast Martinborough, a brilliant day full of Martinborough wine, top notch food and live music! Tickets always sell quickly so don't miss out.

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258 days ago

KOKOMAI Creative Festival - Wairarapa

Destination Wairarapa

We're looking forward to KOKOMAI Creative Festival - Wairarapa's event featuring Greg Copeland! A bluesy guy all the way from Virginia for a show full of soul and funk.
Greg performs regularly across Europe and as far afield as Israel so it's great to see him in the Wairarapa!
Make … View more
We're looking forward to KOKOMAI Creative Festival - Wairarapa's event featuring Greg Copeland! A bluesy guy all the way from Virginia for a show full of soul and funk.
Greg performs regularly across Europe and as far afield as Israel so it's great to see him in the Wairarapa!
Make sure you get your tickets

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259 days ago

KOKOMAI - Wairarapa's Creative Festival is on 10-19 Oct CHECK IT OUT

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Every two years KOKOMAI is held next door to you! Kokomai is an inspiring, edgy and diverse Creative Festival for the Wairarapa region: music, theatre, dance, visual arts, film and literature. Events are located across the region, from rural halls, churches and larger venues such as the Carterton… View moreEvery two years KOKOMAI is held next door to you! Kokomai is an inspiring, edgy and diverse Creative Festival for the Wairarapa region: music, theatre, dance, visual arts, film and literature. Events are located across the region, from rural halls, churches and larger venues such as the Carterton Events Centre.
Festival highlights this year include Wonder Wombs, a gutsy seven-strong cast, featuring some of Aotearoa’s favourite performers from the circus, theatre, and dance worlds and Scottish folk band Shooglenifty. ‘Readers & Writers’ literary Festival as part of Kokomai 2019. will hosting a wonderful line up of authors this year, from Mike Chunn (former Split Enz member), to Marilyn Waring, and accomplished novelist Paula Morris. Tickets are on sale at eventfinda.co.nz.

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303 days ago

Jazz in Martinborough tickets on sale now - don't miss out

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Jazz in Martinborough is on Aug 29th- Sept 1st. Highlights include NZ School of Music Big Band, Jan Preston and The Zak Pack who will serve up timeless classics from the great American Songbook. And around Martin borough Wine Village there'll be 30+ free gigs! Great time to visit. Get your … View moreJazz in Martinborough is on Aug 29th- Sept 1st. Highlights include NZ School of Music Big Band, Jan Preston and The Zak Pack who will serve up timeless classics from the great American Songbook. And around Martin borough Wine Village there'll be 30+ free gigs! Great time to visit. Get your tickets now.

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397 days ago

Featherston Booktown is this weekend !

Barb Hyde from Destination Wairarapa

This weekend's Featherston Booktown Festival is jam-packed with events, panel chats and workshops that celebrate literature and promote the joy of reading. This year’s schedule includes a range of informal, entertaining and illuminating writers talks, with top NZ authors including Emily … View moreThis weekend's Featherston Booktown Festival is jam-packed with events, panel chats and workshops that celebrate literature and promote the joy of reading. This year’s schedule includes a range of informal, entertaining and illuminating writers talks, with top NZ authors including Emily Writes Kirsten McDougall, Dame Fiona Kidman, Catherine Robertson and many more. Door sales are available (cash only) or check out programme and book here.

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