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
10.00 4 Reviews
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 th... (more)
Arbor Motel - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
6.70 1 Reviews
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
10.00 12 Reviews
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 ... (more)
Briarwood Greytown Boutique Hotel - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
9.80 55 Reviews
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 treatm... (more)
Greyfriars Motel - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
9.10 152 Reviews
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 al... (more)
Greytown Campground - Accommodation in Woodside New Zealand
9.40 7 Reviews
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 s... (more)
Greytown Hotel - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
6.20 12 Reviews
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 buildi... (more)
Oak Estate Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
8.60 79 Reviews
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 ac... (more)
The White Swan Country Hotel - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
8.90 146 Reviews
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 crafte... (more)
Turkey Red Greytown Country Hotel - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
6.80 22 Reviews
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 v... (more)
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  • Longwood, Featherston, Wairarapa
    Sun 24 Feb 2019 4:30PM / Public Talks & Tours
    A series of monthly talks, by people of standing in various creative endeavours, held at Longwood Estate. These are Friends of Kokomai hosted events. Arthur Tompkins Wellington District Court Judge and authority on ... more
  • Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Wed 27 Feb 2019 8:00PM / Theatre
    Who is the woman in black? Why does she install such terror? These questions will be answered in Limelight Theatre's production of "The Woman in Black". Written for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt and adapted from ... more
  • Eco Lodge, Masterton, Wairarapa
    Sun 24 Feb 2019 4:00PM / Mind & Body
    This is a hands-on workshop. Participants will: - make and take home 3 jars of different fermented vegetables. - get to taste a variety of fermented foods, sourdough bread, kombucha and kefir yoghurt. - be ... more
  • St Andrew's Church Hall, Martinborough, Wairarapa
    Wed 13 Feb 2019 6:30PM / Education
    Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone's welcome. It runs ... more
  • The Tin Hut, Featherston, Wairarapa
    Wed 20 Mar 2019 7:30PM / Blues
    The Flyin' A's are a blues playing duo from Austin Texas. They are making their first visit to NZ and will perform a limited number of shows starting early in March. “This husband-and-wife duo serves up a cool blend ... more
  • Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Thu 14 Mar 2019 6:45PM / Charity, Fundraisers
    "Stone Aged Brains in Smart Phone Times: How to Survive & Thrive in the modern world" with Nigel Latta, ONZM, psychologist, author and host of the television show Beyond The Darklands, The Politically Incorrect Guide to ... more
  • Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Ct, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Sat 22 Dec 2018 9:00AM / Craft & Object Art
    The Mount Felix Tapestry is a community stitch project which commemorates and honours the 27,000 Kiwi soldiers who were treated at the Mt Felix ANZAC hospital at Walton on Thames during WW1, the dedicated doctors and ... more
  • Masterton War Memorial Stadium, Masterton, Wairarapa
    Thu 28 Feb 2019 7:45AM / Shearing
    The world's premier shearing and wool handling championship. The three-day event encompasses novice, junior, intermediate, senior and open shearing competitions along with junior, senior and open wool handling events ... more
  • Holy Trinity Church, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region
    Mon 4 Feb 2019 7:30PM / Dance Classes
    Scottish Country Dancing is a lively and energetic form of dance in a fun, friendly environment. The dances are made up of traditional steps and easy to learn patterns that will be introduced to you by an experienced ... more
  • Aston Norwood Cafe, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Sat 16 Mar 2019 6:30PM / World
    Enjoy the South African vibe. Dance the night away with friends and family and celebrate all that is South Africa. Includes 3 course meal and first drink. Enjoy South African music and food. Mom skokie leaker salmi. ... more
  • Kaitoke Regional Park, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Sat 9 Mar 2019 9:30AM / Outdoors, Tramping
    Kaitoke Regional Park, Waterworks Road entrance Bookings essential. Max 30 people. High fitness required. Kaitoke Regional Park is a nationally recognised park and a jewel in the crown of our incredible ... more
  • Pakuratahi Forest, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Sat 16 Mar 2019 9:00AM / Outdoors, Tramping
    Price per person includes afternoon tea and entry to the Fell Museum in Featherston Booking essential. Good fitness required. Max 40 people. Join a local historian on a long (17km) but straightforward five hour ... more
  • Raumati South Memorial Hall, Raumati, Kapiti Coast
    Fri 1 Mar 2019 6:00PM / Contemporary Art
    'Vault' Art Show will showcase some of the best artistic talent in Kāpiti and beyond for the weekend of 1st - 3rd March. There will be an opening party on Friday 1st March from 6.30pm hosted by Sir Jon Trimmer. Join ... more
  • Kapiti Playhouse, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
    Wed 6 Mar 2019 7:30PM / Comedy
    REX HAVENS is a college professor who gave up academic life to become a comedian – and what a hugely successful career change it’s been! Thru a mutual friend who introduced Tricia and Stewart Macpherson to Rex he has ... more
  • Wainuiomata Water Collection Area, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region
    Sun 3 Mar 2019 9:00AM / Outdoors, Tramping
    Bookings essential. Moderate fitness required. Maximum 15 people. Please bring: - Suitable walking shoes - Change of shoes/socks (will get wet due to river crossings) - Jacket - Food/water - ... more
  • East Harbour Regional Park, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region
    Sat 2 Mar 2019 9:30AM / Outdoors, Tramping
    Please note the meeting point is East Harbour Regional Park, Wainuiomata Coast Road, (not Burdans Gate) Wainuiomata - approximately 16km south of Moores Valley by the Baring Head Bridge. $5 per person. Maximum 35 ... more
  • Raumati South Memorial Hall, Raumati, Kapiti Coast
    Sun 10 Mar 2019 2:30PM / Music Festivals
    Highly impressive German Pianist Michael Endres has agreed to open the Mulled Wine Concert programme this year. He performs worldwide as soloist and chamber music partner. He graduated from Juilliard School in New York ... more
  • The Raumati Social Club, Raumati, Kapiti Coast
    Fri 8 Mar 2019 8:00PM / Singer-Songwriter
    In March 2019, the seemingly tireless Rob Joass will release his 3rd solo album and embark on a tour through New Zealand with a side trip to Sydney. For this show at The Raumati Social Club Rob will be playing with his ... more
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    Fri 15 Mar 2019 9:00PM / Hip Hop, Rap
    Falling Valen will be performing with the Comablade clique for the first time ever and some crazy stuff is gonna go down more
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    Sun 17 Mar 2019 8:00PM / Dub, Roots
    Celebrating the release of their first single 'Advocate', the 7 funky soul-dub doctors of Wellington are coming to a north island town near you for a night of tight grooves, catchy original tunes and taking off your ... more
  • Ōtaki College, Otaki, Kapiti Coast
    Wed 13 Mar 2019 7:30PM / Public Talks & Tours
    Captivating audiences over 200 times per year to sell out events in New Zealand, Australia & Internationally, renowned neuroscience educator, Nathan Wallis brings his talk "The Developing Brain" to Otaki. Nathan ... more
  • Plimmerton School, Porirua - Mana, Wellington Region
    Sun 3 Mar 2019 7:00AM / Marathon, Running
    2018 was a huge success so we are doing it all over again! Come along and join us for a run, walk or stroll through the beautiful Plimmerton and Pukerua Bay area. The various routes will take you along Plimmerton's ... more
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    Sat 23 Mar 2019 9:00AM / Markets and Fairs
    Roll up. Roll up. Roll up!!! Welcome to Season 4 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 ... more
  • Nga Purapura, Otaki, Kapiti Coast
    Sun 10 Mar 2019 3:00PM / Dance
    Crows Feet Dance Collective, Wellington region’s unique community dance company for mature women, celebrates its’ 20th anniversary this year with The Witch Project. Jan Bolwell founded Crows Feet in 1999 starting ... more
  • Edible Backyard, Ohau, Horowhenua
    Sat 9 Mar 2019 4:00PM / Music Festivals
    It’s the highlight of my summer –  the Andrew London Trio at my place, music in the garden! Gather your favourite adults and bring a picnic; wander the summer gardens and enjoy some swinging sounds. The show ... more
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