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
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)
Elm Grove Cottage - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
9.90 71 Reviews
Greytown
063049354
Welcome to Elm Grove Cottage, your perfect quiet getaway in rural Greytown. Built in 1878 and beautifully restored in 2010, this charming 1 ½ bedroom cottage is set amongst the NZ Historic Places Trust listed Elm Grove Farm Estate. Quiet and private, with your own entrance and parking, ... (more)
Elmwood Studio - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
10.00 7 Reviews
Greytown
A quiet spot in the country on Papawai Rd just outside Greytown. Self contained, set in landscaped spacious grounds. An easy bikeride or a good stroll to town (1.5km). If you are a couple looking for a cheap, quiet, relaxed weekend away, then this is for you. ... (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 Cottage - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
10.00 1 Reviews
Greytown
Lovely cosy 1950's newly refurbished cottage situated within just a minutes walk to shops in Greytown. Great location to relax and enjoy Autumn/Winter. Cottage has a lovely warm wood burner and a mains gas heater should you prefer not to use wood burner. Private fully fenced backyard... (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)
Keneila Place - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
Greytown
Located at the north end of popular Greytown, Keneila Place is a semi detached two bedroom flat connected to the owners property along with rural veiws Keneila Place is ideal for a peaceful getaway.A pleasant stroll to the many cafes, restaurants and boutique shopping Greytown has to offer... (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)
Roses on West - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
9.90 19 Reviews
Greytown
042330405
Welcome to 'Roses on West' a delightful cottage in the heart of historic Greytown, Wairarapa. Only a stone throw to shops, cafes hotels, antique shops, etc. A short drive to Martinborough will take you into the heart of the wine country where you could sample some of the award winning wine... (more)
Silkwood - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
10.00 3 Reviews
Greytown
This cute self contained Greytown Homestay is a pleasant stroll to the town centre. Set on the rear of the owners property, Silkwood has a private outdoor area to enjoy the sunshine. This one bedroom unit has a double and a single bed in the bedroom and another single bed in the lounge,... (more)
The Old School House - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
9.10 11 Reviews
Greytown
Lovely unit attached to the owners house. Private entrance. One queen sized bedroom, separate lounge and large well appointed bathroom. In the heart of Greytown. Short stroll to the towns cafe's, restaurants and boutique shopping. Enjoy your private Continental Breakfast. Pleas... (more)
The Saddlery - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
9.60 20 Reviews
Greytown
063047228
Surrounded by lovely rose gardens and fruit trees, The Saddlery is located just 300 metres from Greytown. Guests enjoy free WiFi and free breakfast. The heritage-listed Saddlery is 3 minutes' walk from Cobblestones Museum. It is 8 minutes' drive from Carterton. Masterton is 23 minutes' ... (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)
Valley View Nest - Accommodation in Morrisons Bush New Zealand
Morrisons Bush
063048831
This lovely rural Studio is the perfect retreat for a quiet weekend with awesome views of the Wairarapa valley and amazing night views of the Wairarapa towns.Set on a lifestyle block, in spring, the family can enjoy the interaction with calves and lambs. Situated between Martinborough a... (more)
Walnut Cottage - Accommodation in Greytown New Zealand
8.90 11 Reviews
Greytown, Greytown
Small character cottage set in lovely park like surroundings with mature trees and gardens, situated very close and within walking distance to the town centre with its many Cafe's and Restaurants. This fully self contained accommodation sleeps a maximum of 4 with 1 queen bed in the lo... (more)
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    Thu 30 Aug 2018 7:30PM / Film
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    Sun 14 Jan 2018 9:00AM / Markets and Fairs
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    Mon 27 Aug 2018 7:00PM / Literary
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    Thu 3 May 2018 6:15PM / Mind & Body
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    Sat 18 Aug 2018 2:30PM / Variety Concerts
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    Thu 16 Aug 2018 5:00PM / Family Entertainment
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    Sun 29 Jul 2018 4:00PM / Education
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    Fri 31 Aug 2018 8:00PM / Charity, Fundraisers
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    Sat 18 Aug 2018 2:00PM / Opera
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