Wairarapa's right in the centre of New Zealand, and just a short hop over the hill from Wellington.
From Wellington by car
Jump on State Highway 2 for a direct, scenic drive up through the Remutaka Pass and down into the Wairarapa plains. It's 1hr 10 to Featherston. Add another 15 min for Greytown or Martinborough, or 20 min for Carterton or Masterton. Check conditions on the Remutaka Pass on web cam.
This driving-times page is super handy.
Palmerston North by plane
From Palmerston North by car
It's 1hr 15 from Palmy to Masterton - follow the signs to Woodville. This easy drive takes you through rolling countryside and a bunch of fun places to stop along the way.
From Palmerston North by coach
Intercity coach service run from Palmerston North to Masterton via Woodville. Take a look at the Intercity Coach timetable.
Rent a car - check out locally based companies and those nearby.
From Hawke's Bay by car
It's an easy drive down the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail from the Bay. Just two and a half hours from Napier to Masterton.
Main roads closed between Wairarapa towns? Check out these alternative routes.
*** Note all driving information comes directly from the Destination Wairarapa Website
** Note Trains are extremely limited to and from the wairarapa over the Easter Weekend. For more information check the Metlink Timetables Page for the WRL.
Wellington to Masterton
Masterton to Wellington
Searching for Accommodation in the Wairarapa
You can book accommodation through the Destination Wairarapa Website Page
Need help booking your accommodation? Give our helpful i-SITE Visitor Information Centre a call 06 306 5010
*** Please ensure you check locations before booking, the Wairarapa covers a large area***