Greytown

Greytown

Greytown is a small town in the Wairarapa region with a rich history. Enjoy Victorian architecture, boutique shops, fine dining and antique stores. Visit the many nearby wineries or take a scenic walk. Sample some local handcrafted chocolates or locally made gin at the Greytown Fine Distillates.

The town is a popular weekend and holiday destination, being only 80kms from Wellington and 25kms from Masterton.

Local Attractions

  • Visit one of our many designer boutiques or antique shops in the beautiful main street. 
  • You are spoilt for choice with many fine dining experiences including local hotels, cafes and restaurants.
  • Martinborough wine region is just a short drive away as well as several golf courses and a wide selection of adventure activities.
  • Sample some hand crafted chocolates at the Schoc Chocolates store.
  • Try the locally distilled Lighthouse Gin.
  • Visit some of the regions many wineries and or enjoy scenic walks.

Historic Greytown

Wander Main street and discover the many historic buildings. Discover Greytown's rich history at Cobblestones Museum. A contemporary visitor centre gives way to six Heritage-listed buildings located onsite. Also discover why Greytown was the site of the country's first Arbor Day.

Greytown-Woodside Trail

The Greytown Trail is a scenic 5km walking and cycling track connecting Greytown's quieter streets to the nearest train station at Woodside. It is a flat, limestone path that weaves under an avenue of oak trees and has beautiful views of the Tararuas and Gladstone hills. Great for all ages and abilities.

Heritage Tree Trail

Greytown is noted for its many large trees, follow the trail map. Greytown celebrated the very first arbour day on July 3rd 1890. The huge Eucalyptus regnans outside St Luke’s Church was one of 12 seedlings the first to be introduced to the Wairarapa, which were carried over in a wooden wheelbarrow in 1856 by Samuel Oats for Charles Carter of Carterton. However while Samuel was resting in the Rising Sun Hotel 3 of the seedlings were removed and planted around Greytown. This tree now has a girth of approximately 13m, a span of 30m and a height of 40m, the biggest gum tree in NZ and is over 150 years old and the sole survivor and a Greytown icon.

 

Greytown