New Zealand


Just 1.5 hours from Wellington over the Rimutaka Ranges is the Wairarapa Valley, fringed by mountains to the west and rugged coast to the east. Rolling vineyards, acres of apple orchards, fields of lavender, olive groves, heritage museums and quaint historic towns combine to make this a great destination.

Visit Martinborough, a charming, leafy, self styled wine village where you can walk to the many small wineries producing some of the finest Pinot Noir or explore rugged Palliser Bay with unique geographical features, native fur seals, Cape Palliser Lighthouse and the Ngawi fishing village.


  • Enjoy a Tui HQ tasting and tour experience at the Tui Brewery
  • See endangered native species at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre
  • Visit Greytown, a Victorian country village with metropolitan panache plus great food and coffee
  • See the world’s last remaining Fell engine, on display at the Fell Locomotive Museum in Featherston
  • Follow the wine trail and do a wine-tasting tour for some of New Zealand’s best wines from the family-owned vineyards around Martinborough
  • Drive to Palliser Bay and see the spooky Putangirua Pinnacles, photogenic fur seals and Cape Palliser Lighthouse

Greytown: Briarwood

Price from £175 per room per night

This New Zealand Historic Places Trust Building has been architecturally renovated to provide apartment s [...]

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Aylstone Boutique Retreat

Martinborough: Aylstone Boutique Retreat

Price from £117 per room per night

A French provincial style retreat with two separate guest annexes surrounded by lovely gardens and situat [...]

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Peppers Parehua

Martinborough: Peppers Parehua

Price from £289 per room per night

Set within park-like gardens with a picturesque and private willow-fringed lake this rural estate overloo [...]

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The Martinborough Hotel

Martinborough: The Martinborough Hotel

Price from £118 per room per night

Established in 1882, and fully restored to a luxury boutique hotel, through a comprehensive refurbishment [...]

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Wharekauhau Country Estate

Palliser Bay: Wharekauhau Country Estate

Price from £955 per room per night

Stay in absolute luxury at this award winning retreat located 1 1/2 hours drive from Wellington or 10 min [...]

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