Located in the Wairarapa, Martinborough is just one hour's drive from New Zealand's
capital city Wellington. Martinborough has long been a favourite weekend destination
for those seeking escape from the city. Now that Martinborough's fame has spread,
more and more New Zealanders and overseas visitors are enjoying the Martinborough
region's rural charm and hospitality.
The key attraction of Martinborough (apart from its high number of sunshine hours
and low rainfall) is wine and all that goes with wine tastings, buying, talking
with Martinborough's winemakers, walking through Martinborough's vineyards and generally
absorbing the Martinborough atmosphere. But Martinborough's scale is perhaps it's
greatest advantage. Everything is boutique-style, the big wine producers are absent.
Park your car in the Square and stroll to the vineyards, the nearest is only 5 minutes
away. The Square forms the centre of the interesting 'Union Jack' flag layout of
Whatever your interest, we at The Claremont will advise you on what are the best
activities for you and we can make arrangements for all your needs. Here are a few
of our recommended suggestions:
Golf Cross - Patuna Farm
Here's a great new golf option! Try something a little different with Golf Cross.
A new game played with an oval ball using goals, not holes. The course is on a working
farm in a beautiful river valley. Use your own clubs or hire on site. Catering also
available on request.
Horse Trekking – Patuna Farm
Meander along a crystal clear river or ride the ridge tops to experience the incredible
views of South Wairarapa, on horseback. A great way to view our magnificent slice
of New Zealand.
Adventure Courses – Patuna Farm
Would you like to take on the Pole to Pole Ropes Course in the fantastic Wairarapa
hill country and be challenged? Or you could try the Big Swing for a pure adrenalin
rush. These and many other options available at Patuna Farm.
The World Of Paua
Discover The World of Paua - open 7 days. Visit the factory and view the crafting
of quality jewellery and gifts. Enjoy a free tea or coffee in the tearooms surrounded
by a wonderful undersea mural.
Wairarapa Gourmet Wine Escapes
Wairarapa Gourmet Wine Escapes offer a great day out. Enjoy wine-tastings at four
Martinborough wineries, a light lunch at one of the many cafes and finish the day
with a visit to the Martinborough Wine Centre.
Other Martinborough Options
You can enjoy the action or just relax with a pleasant chardonnay and totally unwind.
- Golf - a picturesque and well renowned golf course
- Squash and tennis courts
- Smallbore rifle shooting
Walks and Hikes - a range of pleasant scenic walks as well as longer hikes around
the plains, hills and mountains
- Hau Nui Wind Farm - 21km South East of Martinborough
Seal Colony at Ngawi - see them in their natural habitat – a truly wonderful experience.
Just remember to respect their space especially when they have young
- Toast Martinborough held in November of each year, with tickets through Ticketek
TK Day is hosted by Te Kairanga Vineyard and is a day of fun, live music, great
local wines, and should be a must on your ...... calendar (usually held in January
The Martinborough Country Fair is held on the first Saturday of February and March.
This popular fair is one of New Zealand's largest with a huge variety of things
to see and many interesting things to buy.
Please contact your hosts at The Claremont for more information about these and
other attractions and activities in the area.