Things to do in Greytown

There's plenty to do in Greytown. Start with the local picks below, then do your own exploring!

Just an hour way from Wellington and with heaps of fun, delicious things to eat and drink and all kinds of accommodation to choose from Wairarapa is perfect for a girl's trip. Do it! 

Bird Watching

Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.

Cycling & Mountain Biking

Green Jersey Cycle Tours has a fleet of 12 electric assist bikes in the Wairarapa. These Scott e-Sub Comfort bikes are very easy to ride, the assist is a gentle experience that helps take the humps and hollows out of a ride. With an e-bikes it’s easy to explore much more of the Wairarapa or the Rimutaka Cycle Trail. For example you could ride from Martinborough to Cape Palliser! If a group wants to go cycling but some in the group aren't sure they'll keep up, these bikes are the answer!

Museums

Wairarapa Heritage Association is a trail of Wairarapa museums running from Featherston to Mount Bruce. Check out some of the fabulous places you can visit!
This self guided tour takes you straight through the Wairarapa on State Highway 2. Stopping at the region's World War I highlights.
This self-guided tour takes you to many of the Wairarapa’s towns and villages on a scenic tour of the region. The itinerary is best done over a couple of days but you could squeeze it in with a busy day.
Papawai Marae, located a few minutes from the centre of Greytown, has been a home to Wairarapa Māori for hundreds of years.
Cobblestones Museum in Greytown, is more of an historic village than a museum. The name of the Cobblestones museum comes from the well-preserved courtyard at the entrance and inside the stables and dates to the days of Cobb & Co.

Art

Oggi Domani is a ceramic art and design studio where artist Josephine Durkin creates unique ceramic pieces combining traditional Italian design with a contemporary feel.   

Cycling

Green Jersey Cycle Tours has a fleet of 12 electric assist bikes in the Wairarapa. These Scott e-Sub Comfort bikes are very easy to ride, the assist is a gentle experience that helps take the humps and hollows out of a ride. With an e-bikes it’s easy to explore much more of the Wairarapa or the Rimutaka Cycle Trail. For example you could ride from Martinborough to Cape Palliser! If a group wants to go cycling but some in the group aren't sure they'll keep up, these bikes are the answer!
Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.
The Greytown Trail is a 5km route used as a walking track and cycle trail connecting Greytown to Woodside Station. The fully fenced trail has a slight incline to the station, with views of paddocks, Tararua mountains and stands of oak trees.

Family

This self guided tour takes you straight through the Wairarapa on State Highway 2. Stopping at the region's World War I highlights.
Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.
Cobblestones Museum in Greytown, is more of an historic village than a museum. The name of the Cobblestones museum comes from the well-preserved courtyard at the entrance and inside the stables and dates to the days of Cobb & Co.

Free and nearly free

This self guided tour takes you straight through the Wairarapa on State Highway 2. Stopping at the region's World War I highlights.
This self-guided tour takes you to many of the Wairarapa’s towns and villages on a scenic tour of the region. The itinerary is best done over a couple of days but you could squeeze it in with a busy day.
Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.

Gardens

 A fundraiser for Pukaha National Wildlife Centre the Wairarapa garden tour is a self-drive weekend showing off some of the most beautiful private gardens in the Wairarapa.

Shopping

The Greytown Country Market is held at the Stella Bull Park, next to the White Swan Hotel, Greytown every third Sunday during October - March.  
Enjoy a full-day guided tour from Wellington to Greytown and experience boutique shopping, lunch, wine and cheese while all of your transport is taken care of. A terrific tour for shoppers and foodies. 
Organic plant based produce store and cafe owned by Hollywood movie director James Cameron.
Linarte based in the main street of Greytown stocks beautiful clothing, linen fabrics, homewares and ceramics.
Located next to the Town Hall in Greytown, The Designer Clothing Gallery stocks beautiful clothes and homeware from New Zealand and European designers.
Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.
Visit what's been described as the most beautiful bike shop in the country, right here in Greytown.
Hall is the place to go in Greytown for clothing defined by strong yet simple shapes, natural fibres and iconic graphics.
Oggi Domani is a ceramic art and design studio where artist Josephine Durkin creates unique ceramic pieces combining traditional Italian design with a contemporary feel.   
With over 85 flavours of chocolate, Schoc Chocolates creates beautiful, hand-crafted tablets all in the stylish shopping village of Greytown.

Tours and Transport

Enjoy a full-day guided tour from Wellington to Greytown and experience boutique shopping, lunch, wine and cheese while all of your transport is taken care of. A terrific tour for shoppers and foodies. 
This self guided tour takes you straight through the Wairarapa on State Highway 2. Stopping at the region's World War I highlights.

Wine

Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.

Camping

Greytown Campground is set in a quiet native bush reserve just ten minutes' stroll from the main street's cafes and boutique shops.

Cafes and Restaurants

Organic plant based produce store and cafe owned by Hollywood movie director James Cameron.
The Offering has an enticing menu, cabinet food and also cater for gluten free, vegans & vegetarians, sourcing products from within a 200 km radius of Greytown. They are fully licensed with a range of local wines & craft beers, as well as great coffee ground to order. 
The Greytown Hotel is a great place to eat in Greytown for lunch, dinner and bar meals. Only twenty-five minutes from Masterton and fifteen minutes from Martinborough.
Main St Deli is a great little cafe and delicatessen in Greytown, Wairarapa
The White Swan is a Greytown institution - a lovingly restored hotel and restaurant with a passion for local produce.
Saluté is a great place to eat in Greytown, right on the Main Street in amongst the Greytown boutique shopping. Serving beautiful Tapas alongside Wairarapa wine and beer, Saluté is perfect for lunch or dinner.
Brasserie 74 offers a fresh, seasonal take on traditional cafe fare, just off the main street in Greytown.

Wine/Vineyards

Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.

Tours

Enjoy a full-day guided tour from Wellington to Greytown and experience boutique shopping, lunch, wine and cheese while all of your transport is taken care of. A terrific tour for shoppers and foodies. 
Green Jersey Cycle Tours has a fleet of 12 electric assist bikes in the Wairarapa. These Scott e-Sub Comfort bikes are very easy to ride, the assist is a gentle experience that helps take the humps and hollows out of a ride. With an e-bikes it’s easy to explore much more of the Wairarapa or the Rimutaka Cycle Trail. For example you could ride from Martinborough to Cape Palliser! If a group wants to go cycling but some in the group aren't sure they'll keep up, these bikes are the answer!