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

By Destination Wairarapa

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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  • Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sat 30 Nov 2019 8:00PM / Public Talks & Tours
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  • Greytown Town Hall, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Sun 11 Oct 2020 4:00PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Wellington Chef Monique Fiso is a modern-day food warrior, taking Māori cuisine to the world and breathing new life into the ancient knowledge of foraging and kai Māori through her award-winning restaurant and new book ... more
  • Greytown School, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Thu 15 Oct 2020 5:00PM / Literary
    Journalist Don Farmer shares his experiences as a young boy growing up in a small Wairarapa town in the 1950s, the subject of 'Walking Back to Happiness – A Wairarapa Boy's Story', his first book. Tea, coffee and ... more
  • Cobblestones Museum, Greytown, Wairarapa
    Sat 17 Oct 2020 10:00AM / Festivals
    An unsentimental yet lyrical love letter to the land, in This Farming Life, Tim Saunders shares the joys and the harsh realities of farm life over five generations. Book Cobblestone’s famous morning tea to enjoy ... more
  • The Tin Hut, Featherston, Wairarapa
    Wed 3 Jun 2020 7:30PM / Blues
    At Tin Hut Live we host local musicians and guest bands from over the hill to the south and from the northwest and east, mostly playing blues, folk, jazz or rock and occasionally Irish,. Opening the October 16 show ... more
  • Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sun 4 Oct 2020 2:00PM / Public Talks & Tours
    Join us for this free event to kick off space week. Hosted by Carterton District Library, Under the Stars, NZ Astrobiology Network and Carterton Events Centre there will be a short talk from Haritina Mogoșanu, ... more
  • Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Thu 8 Oct 2020 6:15PM / Public Talks & Tours
    Like us, you may have multiple Chelsea Winter cookbooks on your shelves at home and we couldn’t be more excited to have teamed up with Hedley Bookshop and their ‘Yarns in Barns’ festival, as well as the Carterton ... more
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    Fri 23 Oct 2020 7:00PM / Theatre
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  • Featherston Anzac Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa
    Sun 18 Oct 2020 1:00PM / Festivals
    Into the Unknown is a personal account of WW1 from the diaries of a Gisborne farm boy, shaped into a gripping narrative by the diarist’s grandson 100 years later. Come at 11am for the first event with Tom Scott, ... more
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    Sun 18 Oct 2020 11:00AM / Festivals
    In his new book 'Searching for Charlie: In Pursuit of the Real Charles Upham VC & Bar' Tom Scott uncovers the true story of the most highly decorated soldier in the Commonwealth forces of WWII, and arguably the bravest ... more
  • The Garrison Cafe & Bar, Featherston, Wairarapa
    Sat 17 Oct 2020 8:00PM / Comedy
    Saturday Laughs is a two-hour comedy showcase of some top Kiwi talent, right in the heart of Featherston. MC'd by Chris Parker - A Fred Dagg Comedy Award winner, Chris Parker has performed around the country, as well ... more
  • Gladstone Vineyard, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sun 18 Oct 2020 2:45PM / Literary
    This year, the ever popular Poems on the Vine event features passionate poet, Tim Wilson with poet-painter Rebecca Hawkes who holds NZ Pacific Studio’s Ema Saiko Poetry Fellowship, RAK Mason Fellow Jenny Powell reading ... more
  • Te Raukura ki Kāpiti, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
    Mon 21 Sep 2020 7:00PM / Musicals
    Excited to finally be able to call Te Raukura ki Kāpiti their home, Kāpiti College students are proud to be presenting the award-winning Broadway and West End musical as the first full-scale musical in the Coastlands ... more
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    Sat 26 Sep 2020 7:00PM / Charity, Fundraisers
    Get your taste buds tingling at UHCF’s first ever craft beer tasting night. ‘Somethings brewing’ promises not to disappoint. You will experience some of the finest ranges of beer from award winning breweries like ... more
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    Sat 26 Sep 2020 7:30PM / Classic Rock
    The Boss is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Four years in the making, 'The Boss' is tuned to perfection, ... more
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    Sat 26 Sep 2020 8:00PM / Comedy
    Saturday Laughs brings some of the country's best stand up comedy right to your doorstep. Our second show at the Mayfair is hosted by James Nokise A 2013 Fred Dagg Comedy Award Nominee and 2 time Billy T Comedy Award ... more
  • Ata Rangi Winery, Martinborough, Wairarapa
    Sun 11 Oct 2020 11:00AM / Literary
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    Sat 17 Oct 2020 1:00PM / Festivals
    In 'Wild at Heart' Miriam Lancewood explores the dangers and delights of a nomadic life. Miriam’s first book 'Woman in the Wilderness' told her story of living for 7 years in the NZ bush with her husband, hunting and ... more
  • The Village Cafe, Martinborough, Wairarapa
    Sun 18 Oct 2020 7:30PM / Comedy
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  • Waihinga Martinborough Community Centre, Martinborough, Wairarapa
    Fri 16 Oct 2020 7:00PM / Singer-Songwriter
    Shaun Preston is visiting Martinborough to get us pumped! The Martinborough Youth Trust is kickstarting the Martinborough Pump Track project & Fundraising and this is a great way to kickstart the action! Shaun ... more
  • Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Sat 26 Sep 2020 7:30PM / Classic Rock
    The Boss is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Four years in the making, 'The Boss' is tuned to perfection, ... more
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    Sat 26 Sep 2020 8:00PM / Comedy
    Saturday Laughs brings some of the country's best stand up comedy right to your doorstep. Our second show at the Mayfair is hosted by James Nokise A 2013 Fred Dagg Comedy Award Nominee and 2 time Billy T Comedy Award ... more
  • Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park, Masterton, Wairarapa
    Sat 3 Oct 2020 8:30PM / Covers, Tribute Bands
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    Fri 9 Oct 2020 7:00PM / Festivals
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  • Majestic Theatre and Gaiety Hall, Masterton, Wairarapa
    Mon 19 Oct 2020 7:00PM / Comedy
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