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Wairarapa
Lush Wairarapa, in the southeast of New Zealand's North Island, is about an hour from Wellington. It’s a scenic train ride past Lake Wairarapa to Palliser Bay and the Aorangi Ranges. Explore the forests with birdsong and babbling creeks as a soundtrack. Bask on sandy shores with fur seals. Visit country fairs, pick cider apple and tour vineyards. Day spas, hot air balloon rides and quirky rural golf courses are other relaxing options. Quad biking and rafting offer more up-tempo diversions.

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Nearby recommended attractions:

Castlepoint Lighthouse
Castlepoint Lighthouse(Castlepoint)
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Attraction type: Lighthouses; Hiking Trails
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The Alpaca Place
The Alpaca Place(Masterton)
Owner description: BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Closed Thursdays. The Alpaca Place offers fully guided, interactive farm tours. You will not only meet our friendly alpacas, you are entertained by stories of... more Owner description: BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Closed Thursdays. The Alpaca Place offers fully guided, interactive farm tours. You will not only meet our friendly alpacas, you are entertained by stories of our place and our alpacas, learn about alpacas, their farming and history. The highlight of your visit is the opportunity to take our specially trained pet alpacas for a walk, and the chance to get up close and personal with a friendly cuddle, plus much more!Tours depart 10:30am & 1:30pm less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Cape Palliser Lighthouse
Cape Palliser Lighthouse
Attraction type: Lighthouses; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Queen Elizabeth Park Boats
Queen Elizabeth Park Boats(Masterton)
This delightful urban park offers visitors a lake, an aviary, a children's playground, mini-golf, a swing bridge, gardens and a deer park.
Attraction type: Parks
Pinnacles Track
Pinnacles Track
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Attraction type: Hiking Trails; Geologic Formations
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

Tirohana Estate
Tirohana Estate
Price: $14 - $43
Cuisines: European, New Zealand, International
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Poppies Martinborough
Poppies Martinborough
Cuisines: Wine Bar, New Zealand
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ten O'Clock Cookie Bakery Cafe
Ten O'Clock Cookie Bakery Cafe
Ranked #1 of 47 Restaurants in Masterton
Price: $4 - $18
Cuisines: Cafe, European, New Zealand
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Clareville Bakery
The Clareville Bakery
Ranked #1 of 18 Restaurants in Carterton
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pinocchio
Pinocchio
Price: $3 - $29
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Mawley Holiday Park
4.5 of 5
Mawley Holiday Park
$15 - $145
Greytown Campground
2.0 of 5
Greytown Campground
$35 - $49
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Castlepoint Hotel & Guesthouse - The Whakataki
3.0 of 5
Castlepoint Hotel & Guesthouse - The Whakataki
$46 - $47
Ranked #4 of 10 Masterton B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Martinborough TOP 10 Holiday Park
2.0 of 5
Martinborough TOP 10 Holiday Park
$59 - $69 (NZ$80 - NZ$94)
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The Claremont Motel & Apartments
4.0 of 5
The Claremont Motel & Apartments
$106 - $208 (NZ$144 - NZ$283)
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Martinborough
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Cornwall Park Motel
3.5 of 5
Cornwall Park Motel
$85 - $131
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Masterton
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Wharekauhau Country Estate
5.0 of 5
Wharekauhau Country Estate
$909 - $1,146 (NZ$1,238 - NZ$1,561)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Featherston
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The Old Manse
4.5 of 5
The Old Manse
$172 - $187
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Pinot Villas
4.0 of 5
Pinot Villas
$114 - $254 (NZ$155 - NZ$346)
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.