Historic Greytown is known for its top-notch shops.
Greytown
Greytown, Wairarapa

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Greytown

Just one hour from Wellington, historic Greytown is known for its carefully restored Victorian buildings and top-notch shops.

Historic Greytown is home to excellent examples of Victorian colonial architecture that line the main street - in fact, it's New Zealand's most complete street of wooden Victorian buildings. You'll find a wide choice of cafés and restaurants as well as designer boutiques and quirky local stores that stock everything from hand-made lead soldiers, handbags, jewellery and art through to gourmet chocolates, antiques, homeware and rare books.

Historic Greytown was New Zealand’s first planned inland town. It was established in 1854 by settlers from Wellington who were looking for small, affordable portions of land to farm. They were assisted in their quest by Governor Sir George Grey, and named the town in his honour.

For a taste of history, pick up a heritage map from the information centre and follow the historic walk; then visit the local museum, Cobblestones. Be sure to pass by Papawai Marae too. This is the site of the first Maori Parliament, and its wharenui (meeting house) dates back to 1888.

With its historical buildings and tree-lined avenues, many describe Greytown as the prettiest town in the North Island and a must-see on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail.

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Apartment 88 - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
Greytown
063049022
Located above the iconic Main Street Deli is our stunning split level apartment in the heart of Greytown. Offering two luxurious bedrooms - 1 king sleigh and 1 queen sleigh with Egyptian cotton sheets and feather duvets - you can look forward to a comfortable stay. For additional guests there's a queen pull out sofa bed in the handsome downstairs lounge. ... (more)
Arbor Motel - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
Greytown
063049445
5 large ground-floor family units (smokefree), situated in spacious garden setting. Kitchenettes, heating, TV. Off-street parking. Continental breakfasts (additional charges). 5-min walk to cafes and village shopping. ... (more)
Borders Retreat - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
Greytown
063049967
Welcome to Borders Retreat, a romantic self-contained cottage on a private section, tucked away amongst trees, beautifully decorated and there is a cosy log burner to gather around in the evenings. Borders Retreat can sleep up to 6, in two queen bedrooms and a twin room with two single beds. Choose between the sumptuous mezzanine bedroom, the sunny garden... (more)
Briarwood Greytown Boutique Hotel - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
Greytown
063048336
Just 2 minutes’ drive from central Greytown, Briarwood Boutique Hotel offers luxury 5-star suites featuring stylish décor, free Wi-Fi and an in-room iPad. The tour desk can organise local winery tours, farm visits, fishing trips and cooking classes. A range of deep-tissue massage treatments with an experienced therapist can also be arranged. All accomm... (more)
Greyfriars Motel - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
Greytown
063049346
With free newspapers, free Wi-Fi and free parking, Greyfriars Motel is located in the heart of the Greytown Heritage area. Guests can relax on the private patio with lovely garden views. Each heated room includes a refrigerator, a microwave, an electric kettle and a toaster. There is also flat-screen satellite TV, a dining table and electric blankets. The... (more)
Greytown Campground - Accommodation in Woodside New Zealand
Woodside
063049387
Sheltered Wairarapa campground off State Highway 2, set in native bush with native birds in their natural habitat. 34 power sites, 80 campsites. 2 amenity blocks with full amenities including access facilities, laundry, playground and bushwalk. Adjacent to swimming pools and large sportsfield, tennis courts available on request. 500m to the community ... (more)
Greytown Hotel - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
Greytown
063048411
The Greytown Hotel Accommodation and Conference centre has undergone a major restoration. The dining room and restaurant is now a major attraction in Greytown. Greytown Hotel is one of New Zealand's oldest surviving hotels, located in the historic town of Greytown, this Victorian building is 150 years old and is perfectly positioned within easy traveling ... (more)
Oak Estate Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
Greytown
0800843625
Oak Estate Motor Lodge & Conference Centre offers quality, affordable and self-catering accommodation in the picturesque Wairarapa town of Greytown. Accommodation consists of 12 spacious ground floor luxury suites, all designated non-smoking, each opening onto a patio, and 2 suites with access facilities. Executive suite with king size bed, 42" plasma TV, DV... (more)
The White Swan Country Hotel - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
Greytown
063048894
Wairarapa's most recognised boutique hotel, The White Swan Country Hotel in Greytown is something spectacular.Combining romance, comfort, style and surprise are seven unique rooms in the main body of the building and six delightful Park Suites/Studios. Each room has been lovingly crafted with an individual personality and an expert eye for detail – yet ea... (more)
Turkey Red Greytown Country Hotel - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
Greytown
063049569
Built in 1870 this is one of Greytown's original country pub hotels, situated on the main street. Greytown is located in the heart of the Wairarapa, about an hour's drive from Wellington and 15 minutes drive to Masterton and Martinborough. Turkey Red is funky and friendly and offers a variety of accommodation with gorgeous new linen and eclectic artworks,... (more)
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  • Stella Bull Park, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Mon 25 Jan 2021 10:00AM / Family Entertainment
    Enjoy the Under the Stars School Holiday Space Trail! A family activity to get you roaming Greytown and exploring space. You will receive a unique code that will access directions on your phone, your trail will get ... more
  • Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Thu 28 Jan 2021 7:00PM / Variety Concerts
    Wunder21 is an all ages showcase of for Wairarapa Youth Talent! Headlined by Talent Wairarapa & Smokefree Rockquest Winner Meg Hunter and guitarist Alex Hartley, supported by local guest artists including Talent ... more
  • Tauherenikau Racecourse, Featherston, Wairarapa
    Fri 29 Jan 2021 1:00PM / Country
    Please note: If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19 your ticket price will be refunded less 10% to cover administration costs. The Wairarapa Country Music Festival at Tauherenikau is fast becoming recognised as a ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Fri 29 Jan 2021 11:00AM / Charity, Fundraisers
    After the success of the first Wildflower Festival in January 2019, Zelda Bruce, founder and international artist, is reimagining the event “In a field of roses I’m a wildflower” as an exciting collaboration of ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Fri 29 Jan 2021 8:00PM / Festivals
    The first full moon of 2021 is called the Full Wolf Moon. We are going to dance and pray to the sacred lunar energy accompanied by Moringa dancers and drummers. There will be live piano music and refreshments for guests ... more
  • Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sat 30 Nov 2019 8:00PM / Public Talks & Tours
    Welcome to Stonehenge Aotearoa! Have you ever looked up at the night sky, and wondered about it? Venture with us beyond Earth! Stonehenge Aotearoa is New Zealand's one and only open air astronomical ... more
  • The Offering, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Sat 13 Feb 2021 7:00PM / Comedy
    Shakespeare's comedy, performed solo! Sir John Falstaff, the fat knight, is coming to town. Short of money to pay his men, Falstaff attempts to woo Mistress Page and Mistress Ford at the same time. When the wives ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Sat 30 Jan 2021 10:00AM / Charity, Fundraisers
    Visitors can co-create a Jackson Pollock style painting which will be auctioned as a fundraiser for Life Flight. There will be live music by Grafia and delicious food. Mosaic, sculpting, face painting and kids ... more
  • Fensham Reserve, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sat 12 Dec 2020 10:30AM / Mind & Body
    Are you interested in slowing down a little? To take some time to look after yourself? While the holiday period is a great joy for many, it can also be far from relaxing and rejuvenating. At Wairarapa Nature ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Mon 1 Feb 2021 10:00AM / Mind & Body
    Everything in nature holds a specific vibration or information. This is how the flower essences work to reestablish more wellbeing in our life. Curious to know more about this modality and to experience its benefits? ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Mon 1 Feb 2021 10:00AM / Mind & Body
    Gather a group of ladies together, either at your home, workplace or public place and have a MARTYGIRL slather event for only $20 a head, Adi will come and spend up to two hours with you and your guests, choosing and ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Thu 4 Feb 2021 10:00AM / Mind & Body
    Does crystal power intrigue you? Have you ever wondered how to utilise their amazing power? Learn the basics and start or expand your crystal journey. This workshop will teach you how various crystals have healing ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Thu 4 Feb 2021 10:00AM / Mind & Body
    This workshop will be given by artist Zelda Bruce. She will lead us through it with relaxing tools like lavender oil, breathing exercises and doodles with oil pastels. This workshop will help you understand how to use ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Fri 5 Feb 2021 10:00AM / Ethnic, Multicultural
    This day will start with a documentary about Frida Kahlo. Then visitors can follow a workshop to create flowers for hats for the Frida Kahlo contest at the racecourse. The day will end with delicious Mexican food while ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Fri 12 Feb 2021 9:00AM / Ethnic, Multicultural
    During Friday 12 Feb and Saturday 13 it is Chinese New Year. On this day, Yebo Art Studio opens its doors to visitors (FREE ENTRY). Visitors can enjoy the Art Exhibition, On-site Music and Food. Additionally, there ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Sat 6 Feb 2021 10:00AM / Education
    In this workshop, you can learn about the techniques used to paint on ceramics, and how to glaze them to preserve the paint and make it shine. You can take your Ceramic Flower home or use it in a Mosaic Workshop later ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Sat 6 Feb 2021 9:00AM / Education
    Channel your inner ‘Wildflower Woman’ on this fun and relaxing workshop led by artist Anne Taylor, taking inspiration from Frida Kahlo, New Zealand’s own Pacific Sisters and the Instagram phenomenon ‘Advanced ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Sat 6 Feb 2021 12:30PM / Jazz
    RavenMavens duo, trio or quartette, is a fun loving band of talented women dishing up a mess of boogies, blues and ballads, covers and original songs. Delivered with fine musicianship, great vocals and a bit of ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Sun 14 Feb 2021 10:00AM / Family Entertainment
    on Valentine's Day, YEBO Art Studio opens her doors to visitors (FREE ENTRY). Visitors can enjoy Live Music played by Youth Bands from 12:30 pm. This Music will be accompanied by an On-site Food Stall with Yummy ... more
  • The Tin Hut, Tauherenikau, Wairarapa
    Fri 19 Feb 2021 7:20PM / Blues
    Tin Hut Live is hosting Bullfrog Rata backed by The Elegant Wastrels, our first gig for 2021. Bob and Kate the local Blues Americana fingerpicking Folk- and- all virtuosos will open the show at 7.20 and Grafia will take ... more
  • Yebo Art Studio, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Thu 11 Feb 2021 9:00AM / Education
    Available workshops: 10am-12pm Create a Dream: Participants will be guided to set their new year goals and how to achieve it. You will create a creative vision board and you will identify specific areas in your life ... more
  • Upper Hutt Uniting Parish, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Tue 5 Jan 2021 8:30AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    H2O Xtream offers children and young people exciting and educational activities to keep them happy and active during the school holidays! Options include centre based activities such as sports, games and arts and crafts ... more
  • Fensham Reserve, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sat 20 Feb 2021 10:30AM / Mind & Body
    Are you interested in slowing down a little? To take some time to look after yourself? To connect with nature in a way that inspires calm and brings rejuvenation? At Wairarapa Nature Immersion we know how busy life ... more
  • Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sat 8 Aug 2020 2:00PM / Education
    Have you ever wanted to reproduce your own amazing shots of the night sky like the Hubble Space Telescope? Have you ever thought about astrophotography but not sure where to start, then this is the course for you. We ... more
  • Solway Showgrounds, Masterton, Wairarapa
    Sat 31 Oct 2020 9:00AM / Markets and Fairs
    The Wairarapa Farmers' Market is on every Saturday morning from 9 am - 1 pm under the Grandstand and the surrounding area, at the beautiful Solway Showgrounds, Masterton. The market is under the grandstand and outside ... more
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