Stonehenge Aotearoa in the Wairarapa

Wairarapa has many claims, including been the holiday home to the nation’s capital, Wellington,  with it’s abundance of wines, wilderness and a white kiwi.

Wairarapa is a region of big skies, wide valleys and small towns, full of character – and a lot of off-the-beaten-track charm. With three major forest parks and a wild stretch of coast it offers endless possibilities for outdoor adventures or just getting away from it all.

It’s also one of New Zealand’s top food and wine destinations, the Wiararapa Wine Trail, producing some of the country’s premium wines. Visitor experiences include everything from country cooking to fine cuisine in the many cafes, vineyards and restaurants – about an hour’s drive north of Wellington.

Accommodation ranges from boutique hotels to homestay cottages. Having a car for transport works best; it’s a big area.

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Pinnacles Hike – North Island’s Kauaeranga Kauri Trail

Here’s a great little trip ideal for the weekend when you’re in the Coromandel region or just looking for a country getaway from city-busy Auckland (1.5 hours away). The Pinnacles is one of the top day walks on the North Island.  A ‘relatively easy’ hike through the Coromandel Forest Park, you can stay in a […]