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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    Mon 13 Jul 2020 9:30AM / Family & Lifestyle
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    Wed 3 Jun 2020 7:30PM / Rock
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    Sat 30 Nov 2019 8:00PM / Public Talks & Tours
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    Sun 19 Jul 2020 2:00PM / Theatre
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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
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    Mon 6 Jul 2020 10:00AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
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    Tue 14 Jul 2020 1:00PM / Education
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    Wed 15 Jul 2020 7:30PM / Musicals
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    Sat 20 Jun 2020 10:30AM / Photography
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    Thu 2 Jul 2020 5:15PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
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    Fri 17 Jul 2020 6:00PM / Markets and Fairs
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    Sat 18 Jul 2020 10:00AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
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    Sat 18 Jul 2020 7:00PM / Choir, Vocal Music
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    Fri 31 Jul 2020 8:00PM / Comedy
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    Sat 18 Jul 2020 9:30AM / Martial Arts
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    Mon 20 Jul 2020 6:00PM / Mind & Body
    Ever wanted to try yoga? Then join us for this beginner friendly community yoga class :) A local teacher will lead you through various styles of Yoga in a 60 minute class. Classes are $5 (cash only, pay on arrival). ... more
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    Sat 1 Aug 2020 4:00PM / Family Entertainment
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    Thu 16 Jan 2020 6:15PM / Fitness
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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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    Tue 28 Jan 2020 6:45PM / Fitness
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    Thu 13 Aug 2020 8:00AM / Business & Professional
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    Sat 25 Jul 2020 6:00PM / Outdoors, Tramping
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