Wairarapa Hotels

Wairarapa Accommodation

Imagine looking out the window and seeing infinite coastlines and valleys with views of both Palliser Bay and the Pacific Ocean. With our Wairarapa hotels, you don't need to imagine it. Wairapara is one of New Zealand's oldest Maori inhabited areas and their influence is unmistakably obvious throughout the town. In the early 19th century, Europeans settled and worked as whalers, sealers and flax cutters. Then, in the mid 19th century, they set up New Zealand's first sheep station. Butter, cheese, wool and livestock were the main industries for a long time. Fruit and wine later become a lucrative industry, and now, tourists and Wellington-dwellers come to the region to enjoy the great food and wine, beautiful landscapes and down-to-earth hospitality.

There’s a lot to see and do in Wairarapa. Get out and explore nature in the Tararua Forest Park, Rimutaka Forest Park and Haurangi Forest Park, or the huge wetland area of Lake Wairarapa, home to some rare species of wildlife. Visit Pukawa Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre, where you can see the very rare white kiwi, or head up to Cape Palliser Lighthouse, where you might spot some native fur seals. Cape Palliser isn't the only lighthouse in the area, with Castlepoint Lighthouse being another popular attraction. Just like its lighthouses, Wairarapa has more than one museum. In fact, it has quite a few, including the Vintage Aviator and the Fell Locomotive Museum, home to the only Fell locomotive left in the world. Take the kids to Queen Elizabeth Park, where they will enjoy the playground, flying fox, miniature railway, pedal boats, BMX and skate park, mini-golf, duck pond and deer park. Wairarapa is also home to some very popular events, including Wings Over Wairarapa in January, Balloons Over Wairarapa in March and the Interislander Summer Festival, which is a horse racing event that runs throughout summer. There are plenty of music festivals throughout the year, too.

Those with a heart for shopping will enjoy the boutique shopping scene of Kuripuni Village, antique stores in Featherston, and art and vintage stores in Carterton. Greytown is another country village with great shopping options. You'll find some handcrafted chocolates in Greytown, too. While you're in Wairarapa, don't forget to visit a vineyard and sample the local wine. There's a reason the town is part of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. You can also pick up a bottle of local olive oil from one of the local olive groves, or sample a beer at the Tui Brewery.

Wellington Airport is only one hour from Wairarapa. You can catch a train from the airport and a local bus will take you to all of the towns on the Wairarapa loop, but hiring a car at the airport will give you more freedom to personalise your itinerary. Get ready to enjoy one of New Zealand's best food and wine destinations with our cheap flights to Wellington and Wairarapa accommodation.

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Peppers Parehua MARTINBOROUGH from$149/night Book & Pay Securely
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Solway Park Wairarapa MASTERTON from$109/night Book & Pay Securely
Wharekauhau Luxury Country Estate FEATHERSTON from$920/night Book & Pay Securely
Cornwall Park Motel MASTERTON from$85/night Book & Pay Securely
Waituna Homestead and Cottage WESTERN LAKE from$90/night Book & Pay Securely
Highwayman Motel MASTERTON from$95/night Book & Pay Securely
Hoeke Lodge CARTERTON from$270/night Book & Pay Securely
Colonial Cottage Motel   MASTERTON from$99/night Book & Pay Securely
The Old Manse Boutique B & B MARTINBOROUGH from$150/night Book & Pay Securely
De Vine Martinborough MARTINBOROUGH from$170/night Book & Pay Securely
Suite 22   SOUTH WAIRARAPA from$140/night Book & Pay Securely
The Summit Lodge MASTERTON from$260/night Book & Pay Securely
The Martinborough Hotel - Heritage Boutique Collection MARTINBOROUGH from$140/night Book & Pay Securely
ASURE Masterton Motor Lodge MASTERTON from$99/night Book & Pay Securely
Gateway Motor Inn, Masterton SOLWAY from$142/night Book & Pay Securely
Briarwood Boutique Accommodation - Greytown GREYTOWN from$179/night Book & Pay Securely
South Park Motel MASTERTON from$105/night Book & Pay Securely
Castlepoint Hotel & Guesthouse MASTERTON from$65/night Book & Pay Securely
Aylstone Boutique Retreat MARTINBOROUGH from$210/night Book & Pay Securely
Martinborough TOP 10 Holiday Park MARTINBOROUGH from$68/night Book & Pay Securely
The Gatehouse at Margrain Vineyard MARTINBOROUGH from$110/night Book & Pay Securely
The Claremont Motel & Apartments MARTINBOROUGH from$125/night Book & Pay Securely
Greyfriars Motel GREYTOWN from$110/night Book & Pay Securely
Oak Estate Motor Lodge GREYTOWN from$125/night Book & Pay Securely
Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa MARTINBOROUGH from$100/night Book & Pay Securely
The White Swan Country Hotel GREYTOWN from$139/night Book & Pay Securely
Margrain Vineyard Villas MARTINBOROUGH from$140/night Book & Pay Securely
BK's Chardonnay Motor Lodge MASTERTON from$110/night Book & Pay Securely
Bordeaux on Cologne MARTINBOROUGH from$99/night Book & Pay Securely
Pinot Villas MARTINBOROUGH from$132/night Book & Pay Securely
Amble Inn Motel - Masterton MASTERTON from$99/night Book & Pay Securely
Acorn Estate Motel MASTERTON from$99/night Book & Pay Securely

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