The Wairarapa region is just an hour away from New Zealand's capital, Wellington. Lying to the west are the Tararua mountain ranges and to the east the coastline of the Pacific Ocean stretches from Palliser Bay in the south to Aktio on the north. Great fishing and surfing are just two reasons to explore this stretch of coastline.
For the past 5 decades Masterton has attracted the worlds best sheep shearers to compete in the now famous Golden Shears competition. This iconic event epitomises the regions heritage of living from the land. Greytown has New Zealand's most complete street of original wooden architecture and the antique stores and coffee shops prove very popular amongst Wellingtonians.
At Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre endangered species are studied and bred in captivity and you can see some of New Zealand's rarest birds here, while at Cape Palliser you can observe a seal colony.