The Wairarapa is a wonderful weekend get away from Wellington.
In January 2015 we purchased a holiday home in Martinborough, in the south of the Wairarapa. It’s just an hour and a half’s hour drive, with lots of great stops on the way.
Here are some posts of our visits there over the years.
Walking the amazing Patuna Chasm, January 2021
Catching some magic at the Martiborough Round the Vines, March 2018. A 10km walk through vineyards, raising funds for a local school (Martinborough School), with a lovely group of ladies and drink stations serving wine along the way… yes please!
A wonderful walk at Pukaha Mount Bruce, 4 January 2016
Family time enjoying beautiful Lake Ferry, on the south coast of the Wairarapa, half an hour drive from Martinborough, January 2016
Happy New Year 2016! – spent in Martinborough
Rainbows, winter & cuddles on a Martinborough weekend away, 18 August 2015
My Sunday Photos | Winter flowers inspiring prose, 17 August 2015
A mid-winter affair in Martinborough, 22 June 2015
Celebrating our 16th Wedding Anniversary, with dinner at Tirohana Estate in Martinborough, 10 June 2015
A favourite place – Martinborough | The Photo Gallery, 4 June 2015
My Back Garden – a country garden in Martinborough, 30 April 2015
Easter weekend in the Wairarapa, with a visit to Cape Palliser lighthouse and seal colony, 21 April 2015
Autumn child’s play, in the park at Masterton, Wairarapa, 10 April 2015
Family cycling & geocaching in Martinborough, 10 April 2015
Outdoor loves from Martinborough, March 2015
Adventuring in the countryside, with my five year old and our puppy, February 2015
We spent a wonderful weekend in the Wairarapa with our children and their Grandparents, who were visiting from the UK in January 2010. The Wairarapa is well known for its vineyards, but I was heavily pregnant at the time, so no wine tasting for me! We enjoyed walking and beach fun at beautiful Castlepoint.
Castlepoint – Legend, history, remarkable rocks and sandy beaches
Masterton & Greytown – we found some wet weather activities when the rain set in.
Greytown with Chinese Grandma
Charlotte ‘writes’ about her weekend away with her new baby sister, Sophie, and Grandma visiting from the UK.