Part of the Wairarapa Valley, near Carterton.
Carterton
Carterton, Wairarapa

By Brenda Anderson

Carterton

Carterton, just over an hour from Wellington, is a hot bed of sculptors, textile artists and painters creating unique works.

Carterton is located in the Wairarapa region, at the heart of the Classic NZ Wine Trail.

Artists are drawn to Carterton for its inspiring landscapes, with the Tararua mountain range to the west, dramatic coastlines to the east, and farmland and grapevines in between.

The Red Moa gallery on the eclectic main street showcases the town’s artistic soul. Check out antique stores, second hand shops and cafes too. An eclectic art trail, the Main Artery, passes through Carterton and showcases the work of local artists.

Established in 1857 to house the workers who built the road from Greytown to Masterton, Carterton is well known for its annual Daffodil Carnival (September) when you can pick armloads of daffodils from a large flower-packed paddock. Every May, Carterton hosts the Oversew Fashion Awards, showcasing fashion design through 'upcycling'.

It's also famouss for having the world's first transsexual Mayor and MP, Georgina Beyer.

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Carterton Holiday Park - Accommodation in Carterton New Zealand
Carterton
063798267
Carterton Holiday Park is a quality park containing 24 power sites, numerous non-power tent sites, 6 self-contained units and 4 standard cabins. It is located in the heart of Wairarapa and the wine district and is 20min away from Martinborough. Carterton Holiday Park is situated at 198 Belvedere Road. Tariff: tent/non-power/power site 1 person $20, 2 pers... (more)
Hoeke Lodge - Accommodation in Carrington New Zealand
Carrington
063795926
Located in large woodland, Hoeke Lodge offers free Wi-Fi in all areas and spacious and bright rooms with views of the Wairairapa Valley. The property can organise activities like fishing, canoeing, hiking and cycling for guests. Hoeke Lodge is a 10-minute drive from Paua World, a 12-minute drive from Carterton and a 20-minute drive from Pukaha Mount Bruce... (more)
Matador Motel - Accommodation in Carterton New Zealand
Carterton
063798058
11 fully self-contained units. 2 new access units. Quiet setting. Easy 5 minute walk to town centre. Spanish style architecture. ... (more)
Showground Shack - Accommodation in Clareville New Zealand
Clareville
Showground Shack is in a rural setting just minutes away from Carterton and directly opposite the Clareville showgrounds and sports complex.300 meters from State Highway 2 and bus stop. We are also on the bus route for Toast Martinborough. Walking distance to Carterton Golf course, Clareville Bakery & Cafe and minutes away from Awaiti gardens. Showgrou... (more)
The Lodge at the French Village - Accommodation in West Taratahi New Zealand
West Taratahi
063703344
The Lodge at the French Village is set in regenerating native bush, alongside the Mangatarere River. It is a large building and sleeps up to 14 under the same roof. 3 bedrooms have bunks, and there is a queen bed. The large kitchen living room leads out onto a covered courtyard. The wood burner heats the rooms well. Upstairs is a large op... (more)
The Summit Lodge - Accommodation in Gladstone New Zealand
Gladstone
063727757
The Summit Lodge offers B&B accommodation with free Wi-Fi access and an 8-seater spa pool set in an enclosed courtyard, open in the summer months. Each room has an iPod docking station and under-floor heating in the bathroom. You can relax in the large guest lounge, which features a 52-inch TV with satellite channels, a surround sound system and a DVD pla... (more)
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    Mon 13 Jul 2020 9:30AM / Family & Lifestyle
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  • Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sun 19 Jul 2020 2:00PM / Theatre
    This hilarious tail is the purr-fect school holiday treat! Tom and his Aunt Maisie are very poor, not only is their village being raided by a terrible, greedy ogre, but the horrible Lady Grumblepoop is taxing the ... more
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    Fri 24 Jul 2020 8:00PM / Blues
    The Blues Train is rolling in to the Carterton Events Centre bringing with it Laura Collins and the back porch blues band. This band is dynamic, masterful and all about entertainment. A night out with Laura Collins and ... more
  • Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sat 30 Nov 2019 8:00PM / Public Talks & Tours
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    Wed 3 Jun 2020 7:30PM / Rock
    At Tin Hut Live we host local musicians and guest bands from over the hill or up north mostly playing blues, folk, jazz or rock, ( all sorts of memorable songs ) and on July 17th, the third Friday in the month, our ... more
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    Mon 6 Jul 2020 10:00AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    Enrich your winter with a local adventure to Ngā Manu Nature Reserve. Take part in our Golden Kiwi Egg Hunt for your chance to win a Kiwi Night Encounter for up to 10 people (valued at $300). Find the locations of all 6 ... more
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    Wed 15 Jul 2020 7:30PM / Musicals
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    Fri 17 Jul 2020 6:00PM / Markets and Fairs
    Come along for first pick on Friday 17th at 6pm. $5 with wine and cheese. Free on Saturday and Sunday. People have been cleaning out during lockdown, so we have 1000s of books - novels, gardening, sport, classics, ... more
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    Sat 18 Jul 2020 10:00AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    It is time to PARTY, so come and join the FUN and Inflatable Kingdom! We have a wide range of equipment set out for 2 AMAZING days of Inflatable Fun! This will be a time to enjoy as you explore our variety of ... more
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    Sat 18 Jul 2020 7:00PM / Choir, Vocal Music
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    Sat 18 Jul 2020 9:30AM / Martial Arts
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    Fri 31 Jul 2020 8:00PM / Comedy
    Friday Laughs brings some of the country's best stand up comedy right to your doorstep. Our first show at the Mayfair is hosted by NZ's favourite Filipino comedy son, James Roque. Star of hit comedy troupe Frickin ... more
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    Mon 20 Jul 2020 6:00PM / Mind & Body
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    Sat 1 Aug 2020 12:30PM / Dance
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    Tue 28 Jan 2020 6:45PM / Fitness
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