Greytown Wairarapa Attractions and Activities


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 Distilling Company 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.
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South Wairarapa Wine

The Wairarapa makes up only one percent of New Zealand’s wine, making it Aotearoa’s smallest wine-producing region. What we lack in size we make up for in quality with extremely small parcels of expertly crafted, memorable wines. We’re proudly home to over 60 boutique wineries with some of the world’s most acclaimed winemakers and growers. Most of our wineries are family owned and operated.

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South Wairarapa Guided Wines and Vines

Green Jersey provides a 3 to 4 hour guided tour of some of the top South Wairarapa vineyards, olive oil producers and scenic rides. Included in your fee is all wine tastings and a delicious vineyard platter lunch. Or perhaps you'd like a longer unguided ride in the countryside visiting the incredible Patuna Chasm, finished off with wine tasting then ride or be transferred back to Martinborough/Greytown. Fun knowledgeable guides make this an unforgettable experience and maybe try one of their sweet rickshaws or just hire an E-bike and do your own thing.

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Martinborough Wine Tours

Matthew Finn and Linden Clark, along with their incredible team, offer a range of relaxed, quality wine tour experiences around the Martinborough Wine Village - known worldwide for its Pinot Noir and award winning wines, while hosted and chauffeured by knowledgeable, local hosts.

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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.

Woodside Trail

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.


Historic Greytown - Cobblestones Museum

Take a wander down Main Street and check out 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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