Greyfriars Motel Greytown Wairarapa

138 Main Street, Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand
0800 304 340 or +64 6 304 9346
Greyfriar's Motel

Greytown Wairarapa Attractions and Activities

Whether it's food, activities, shopping or sightseeing the Wairarapa has everything you could want for a break away.

Local Attractions

  • Visit one of our many designer boutiques in the beautiful main street. 
  • Sample some Schoc Chocolates hand crafted chocolates while you plan a visit to one of the many attractions nearby.
  • Sample some locally made gin from the Greytown Fine Distillates or try some delicacies from the Main St Deli.
  • You are spoilt for choice with many fine dining experiences including local hotels, cafes and restaurants. See our recommendations here.
  • Greytown is central to the regions numerous wineries and scenic walks.

Heritage Tree Trail

Greytown is noted for its many large trees, follow the trail map. Greytown celebrated the very first arbour day on July 3rd 1890. The huge Eucalyptus regnans outside St Luke’s Church was one of 12 seedlings the first to be introduced to the Wairarapa, which were carried over in a wooden wheelbarrow in 1856 by Samuel Oats for Charles Carter of Carterton. However while Samuel was resting in the Rising Sun Hotel 3 of the seedlings were removed and planted around Greytown. This tree now has a girth of approximately 13m, a span of 30m and a height of 40m, the biggest gum tree in NZ and is over 150 years old and the sole survivor and a Greytown icon.
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Greytown-Woodside Trail

The Greytown Trail is a scenic 5km walking and cycling track connecting Greytown's quieter streets to the nearest train station at Woodside. It is a flat, limestone path that weaves under an avenue of oak trees and has beautiful views of the Tararuas and Gladstone hills. Great for all ages and abilities.
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Historic Greytown

Wander Main street and discover the many historic buildings. Discover Greytown's rich history at Cobblestones Museum. A contemporary visitor centre gives way to six Heritage-listed buildings located onsite. Also discover why Greytown was the site of the country's first Arbor Day.
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