Wellington and the Wairarapa Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Wellington and the Wairarapa - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Masterton and Environs 6

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Palliser Bay and Cape Palliser 3

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Archives New Zealand

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History buffs should make a beeline here, as these national archives are a gold mine of documents, photographs, and maps. Records of...

Ascot Street

  • Neighborhood/Street

Built in the 1870s, the tiny, doll-like cottages along Ascot remain the finest example of a 19th-century streetscape in Wellington. A...

Ata Rangi Vineyard

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

This family-owned and family-managed winery makes exceptional chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, and Célèbre (a cabernet-merlot-shiraz...

Awaiti Gardens

  • Garden/Arboretum

The tranquil, 6-acre Awaiti Gardens is registered as a garden of regional significance and has a gift shop, walkways, dovecotes, and...

Bluebank Blueberry and Emu Farm

  • Farm/Ranch

This farm produces delicious blue berries and raises the large flightless emus. ...

Blueberry Farm

  • Farm/Ranch

Pick your own blueberries (January to March), or go for a swim in the river. ...

Cape Palliser

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

The road to Cape Palliser deteriorates after the Pinnacles and is unpaved in places. It's a dramatic, bleak ride, though not particularly...

Carter Observatory

  • Observatory/Planetarium

In the Planetarium lie back and watch an almost limitless range of virtual space journeys. On clear nights view the heavens through the...


  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

An hour's drive east of Masterton along Te Ore-ore Road (which turns into the Masterton–Castlepoint road), Castlepoint is perhaps the...

City Gallery Wellington

  • Museum/Gallery

The gallery offers world-class exhibitions of contemporary New Zealand and international art with specific galleries dedicated to local...