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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Belfry Villa - Accommodation in Carterton New Zealand
9.70 18 Reviews
Carterton
063798289
Belfry Villa is located only a ten minute stroll from the centre of Carterton, down a quiet no exit street. Featuring three luxury suites this villa has been recently restored to combine modern comforts with heritage character, providing a relaxed environment for guests to enjoy. Each r... (more)
Carterton Holiday Park - Accommodation in Carterton New Zealand
7.30 1 Reviews
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 ... (more)
Clareville Quarters - Accommodation in Clareville New Zealand
9.80 12 Reviews
Clareville
We have two properties available for a wonderful break away in Carterton. 100 year old cottage once used as the old shear's quarters,step back in time and enjoy yesteryear. Rustic and romantic, also available is a one bedroom villa with all the mod cons.(MAIN PIC) ... (more)
Fairweather Holiday Cottage Carterton - Accommodation in Carterton New Zealand
10.00 2 Reviews
Carterton
Fairweather Holiday Cottage is a charming one bedroom character cottage with native timbers and ornate plaster ceilings, pretty furnishings and a homely feeling. The cottage is fully self contained and perfect for one or two guests. The cottage garden is a developing blend of New Zealan... (more)
Gladstone Vineyard - Accommodation in Gladstone New Zealand
9.60 9 Reviews
Gladstone
063798563
Vineyard Retreat The Gladstone Vineyard Retreat is beautifully appointed self-catering accommodation set above the old winery overlooking the vines. The retreat offers accommodation for two people. The queen-size bed, fully fitted kitchen, separate sitting area, wood burner, SkyTV, D... (more)
Hoeke Lodge - Accommodation in Carrington New Zealand
9.90 22 Reviews
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-min... (more)
Hokimai - Accommodation in Carterton New Zealand
10.00 6 Reviews
Carterton
0273269107
Beautiful spacious renovated heritage house. Great place for families and groups of friends to escape, relax and have fun together in lovely surroundings. Five bedrooms. Sleeps up to 12 people. Three Queen beds. Two King beds that can be four singles when split. Suitable for children. F... (more)
Matador Motel - Accommodation in Carterton New Zealand
8.70 6 Reviews
Carterton
063798058
11 fully self-contained units. 2 new access units. Quiet setting. Easy 5 minute walk to town centre. Spanish style architecture. ... (more)
Nellies Cottage - Accommodation in Carterton New Zealand
9.50 8 Reviews
Carterton, Carterton
063796963
The cozy, self contained cottage is set on a 5 acre property in a pleasant garden setting in Carterton, Wairarapa. Sleeps maximum 4 people One double bedroom King size  bed can be converted into twin beds Fold out futon in lounge for two people Complimentary tea and coffee pr... (more)
Showground Shack - Accommodation in Clareville New Zealand
9.70 14 Reviews
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, Clar... (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. ... (more)
The Summit Lodge - Accommodation in Gladstone New Zealand
9.80 60 Reviews
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-... (more)
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  • Memorial Square, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sun 14 Jan 2018 9:00AM / Markets and Fairs
    Carterton Farmers' Market is a Sunday market held in the centre of the town. Buy locally grown, fresh veges, Wairarapa-produced olive oils, honey and much more. Watch out for our monthly bumper markets too, on the ... more
  • Te Patukituki, Masterton, Wairarapa
    Sun 21 Jan 2018 10:00AM / Family & Lifestyle
    An interactive workshop for parents and children to create wands/pendants with nature items. Ages 4 - 12. Parental guidance advised. Resources provided. We learn about concepts of sustainability while creating. more
  • Te Patukituki, Masterton, Wairarapa
    Sun 21 Jan 2018 1:30PM / Family & Lifestyle
    Manifest your Magic in this interactive workshop. Create a Vision Board for 2018. Learn techniques for setting goals with practical solutions and learning how to decipher what it is you really want. Bring ... more
  • Empire Hotel, Featherston, Wairarapa
    Mon 22 Jan 2018 7:00PM / Games, Hobbies
    Our weekly pub quiz is held every Monday and starts at 7pm. It is bought to you by Believe It or Not. While a team of 4 to 6 is ideal, a team of 2 works just fine (ask our current champions). Register on the night ... more
  • Solway Showgrounds, Masterton, Wairarapa
    Fri 9 Feb 2018 5:00PM / Reggae
    Top Kiwi reggae-soul band, The Black Seeds will return to Wairarapa to headline a summer concert in Masterton along with Kings. Black Seeds have been described by Clash Magazine as "one of the best live reggae acts on ... more
  • Seedling Therapies Collective, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Tue 23 Jan 2018 7:30PM / Mind & Body
    Learn the fundamentals of Yoga Stretches and Breathing in a safe, friendly environment. Tailored to your body and your individual needs. Meet some lovely humans, make some new friends, cultivate a new habit, learn some ... more
  • Wainuiomata Community Library, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region
    Tue 23 Jan 2018 3:45PM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    Come and join us for a fun, animal yoga class for children aged 5 to 12 years. Koha donation for entry appreciated. Show us your best downward dog or cat and cow. Or maybe even a new unicorn pose. Sara from ... more
  • St Peters Hall, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast
    Wed 24 Jan 2018 8:00PM / Folk
    After bringing down the house at WOMAD this year, JUNO-Award winning Canadian trio The East Pointers announce their return to New Zealand in January 2018 for a run of dates with NZ luminary, Mel Parsons. Dazzling ... more
  • Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Sat 27 Jan 2018 8:00PM / Rock
    Topline Entertainment are proud to present for the first time in New Zealand "Rock Steady" featuring members from the multi platinum selling bands Bad Company and Foreigner in an all Star Classic Rock Super Group summer ... more
  • Eketahuna Golf Club, Eketahuna, Tararua
    Sat 27 Jan 2018 11:00AM / Golf, Disc Golf
    3 ball best ball stableford. $500 shootout each day. Amateur team prizes worth $10,000. Your golfing weekend starts on Friday night with drinks and nibbles hosted by the Masterton Club. This event includes a ... more
  • Paekakariki Memorial Hall, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast
    Sat 27 Jan 2018 6:30PM / Jazz
    The Kapiti Coast is home to many people who love the sound of jazz, and most of them will be fans of New Zealand’s premier jazzman, Rodger Fox. Mulled Wine Concerts in Paekakariki are kicking off their 2018 season ... more
  • Trentham Racecourse, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Wed 31 Jan 2018 11:00AM / Cycling
    Activation and Pedal Ready proudly join to bring you this course to help build your confidence and give you an experience on a E-bike. Lessons are 30 minutes and include information about E-bikes and a chance to go for a ... more
  • Edible Backyard, Ohau, Horowhenua
    Sat 10 Feb 2018 9:30AM / Family & Lifestyle
    Chooks fit into an edible backyard like honey in tea. They tick lots of boxes for the edible gardener – organic fertiliser providers, expert bug hunters, a weeding service, endless delight and eggs too! Learn ... more
  • Southward Car Museum, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
    Sat 17 Feb 2018 1:00PM / Music Festivals
    Coastella Music Festival Line-Up Announced for 2018 - a Vibrant Summer Musical Discovery Coastella Music Festival is proud to announce its line-up for 2018, for the return of the vibrant Kapiti summer festival on 17th ... more
  • Kapiti Community Centre, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
    Sun 11 Feb 2018 2:00PM / Mind & Body
    Our dreams can help us discover everything we need to get along in this life! You are warmly welcome to a class based on the booklet ‘Spiritual Wisdom on Dreams‘ by Harold Klemp. You’ll be introduced to the art ... more
  • Otaki Surf Life-Saving Club, Otaki, Kapiti Coast
    Fri 2 Feb 2018 7:00PM / Covers, Tribute Bands
    Social event raising funds for Otaki Surf Club, music supplied by local band The Homeless, featuring Andrew London and Jeremy Fleming (guitars), Anje Glindemann (drums) and Kirsten London (bass) with special guests Wayne ... more
  • Paekakariki Memorial Hall, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast
    Thu 8 Feb 2018 7:30PM / Dance Sport
    Are you ready to kick butt and enjoy a high-intensity HIIT workout with a killer playlist that will make you feel like a ninja booty gangsta. No photos no mirrors. But you will... Float like a butterfly, shake it like ... more
  • Levin Cosmopolitan Club, Levin, Horowhenua
    Sat 10 Feb 2018 8:00PM / Covers, Tribute Bands
    An evening to enjoy and celebrate the magic and musical genius of Abba with well known Auckland band "The Mermaids". They present Abba's most beloved songs, featuring accomplished female vocalists Joe Cotton ... more
  • Walter Nash Centre, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region
    Wed 13 Sep 2017 6:15PM / Mind & Body
    Ever wanted to try yoga? Then join us for this beginner friendly community yoga class. Hutt City Council's Yoga Flavours is teaming up with Yoga Time who will lead you through a relaxing 60 mins of yoga for only $5 ... more
  • Wainuiomata Memorial Hall, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region
    Tue 25 Jul 2017 6:45PM / Mind & Body
    Ever wanted to try yoga? Then join us for this beginner friendly community yoga class. Hutt City Council's Yoga Flavours is teaming up with Spiritual Graffiti Yoga who will lead you through a relaxing 60 mins of yoga ... more
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