Wellington Journals

Weekend in the Wairarapa

A February 2005 trip to Wellington by louise27

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Quote: This is a weekend away, about an hour and a half drive from Wellington in the wine regions of the North Island.

Weekend in the Wairarapa

Overview

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The best things to do are go tramping in the Mt. Holdsworth area and stay at the campsite in Mt. Holdsworth; it's really basic but back to nature--there are two toilets in the whole place!

Quick Tips:

Do a tour of some of the vineyards and get tasting--the wines are not as cheap as in a supermarket, but they are damn good! Buy the Martinborough Rose, and a must is a soft, fruity red called Mad Rooster from Vynfields Vineyard.

Best Way To Get Around:

Hire bikes to get around the wine region. We hired them from our motel in Martinborough, and it was dead cheap for a whole day.