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
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)
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)
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)
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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  • Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sat 30 Nov 2019 8:00PM / Public Talks & Tours
    Check out our starting times as they differ from season to season and with the sunset. Usually on Fridays we start at 7:30PM except from November to February when we start at 8PM. On Saturdays it varies with the ... more
  • Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Fri 6 Mar 2020 7:30PM / Public Talks & Tours
    Please check https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/wairarapa-stargazing-sun-and-stars/carterton which replaced this event. We apologise for any inconvenience. Check out our starting times as they differ from season to ... more
  • Avalon Park, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region
    Sat 28 Mar 2020 9:00AM / Markets and Fairs
    Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 5 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! The Extravaganza Fair is a family affair, it is a free entry, fun day out with something for ... more
  • Riverslea Retreat, Ōtaki, Kapiti Coast
    Fri 3 Apr 2020 3:00PM / Mind & Body
    Book this empowering weekend away if: - You struggle to celebrate your success or acknowledge your strengths. - You feel other people overrate you and you worry you’re not as good as people think you are. - You ... more
  • Ngā Manu Nature Reserve, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
    Fri 6 Mar 2020 8:00PM / Conservation, Environment
    This is your chance to share in the night world of kiwi. Watch our birds as they emerge from their daytime slumber and engage in the nocturnal exploration of their outdoor enclosure. Every evening presents a new episode ... more
  • The Raumati Social Club, Raumati, Kapiti Coast
    Sat 4 Apr 2020 7:30PM / Folk
    Please call the RSC on 04-299 1658 to check availability After a successful CD Release tour of USA & Canada this popular Folk Duo are back at the Raumati Social Club **for one night only** sharing stunning new songs ... more
  • Ngā Manu Nature Reserve, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
    Fri 10 Apr 2020 10:00AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    Celebrate Easter at Ngā Manu Nature Reserve and have fun with all the family. Free admission for children throughout the long weekend! Bring a picnic or book the BBQ. - Visit our Easter Zone in Robin's Nest to make ... more
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