Patuna Farm Adventures:
Chasm Walk: Visit Wairarapa’s spectacular limestone chasm. A stunning walk through the bush, chasm and Ruakokoputuna river. See the beauty of this native bush and limestone gorge. Experience the fossils, ferns, stalactites, waterfall, eels, wildlife and native birds.
Its definitely worth a visit to this magical place. Stay with Pinot Villas and enjoy a nice relaxing evening after your walk.
Seasonal. Open from November to March. Bookings essential.
Clay Bird Shooting: Clay Bird Shooting is a professional yet casual Target Shooting experience. They can tailor a shooting experience specifically to meet the needs of individuals or groups. From a novice to those more familiar with the sport, we can organise a target to suit all participants. A great team building activity with packages tailored to suit your group. Ideal for:
Green Jersey Explorer Tours: has over 200 bicycles, electric bikes tandems, quadricycles, kids bikes, trailers, rickshaws and tricycles and the one and only Cobi bike ..available for riding around Martinborough & on the Remutaka Cycle Trail
Martinborough is a peddlers paradise, a haven for “no-lycra cycling”. Thousands of people come each year to visit the conveniently located cellar doors (there are 20!) and the wide range of food producers within short cycling distance of the town centre.
As well as top quality bikes, we offer shuttle transport and free wine collection so you don’t drop that precious purchase.Whether you are coming for a romantic getaway or to celebrate with friends, cycling the vines in Martinborough is hard to beat!
Open: All year round
Cape Palliser, Ngawi and the Seal Colony: Seals, stunning walks, and the spiffiest lighthouse in the country – you’ll find them all at Cape Palliser. It’s just an hour’s drive from Martinborough, with unforgettable sea views along the way.
A grand old lady of a lighthouse cast iron Cape Palliser lighthouse has stood on the cliffs here since 1897 – and she’s still shining strong. Climb the 253 steps to see her up close. And spare a thought for the early lighthouse keepers who had to haul oil and kerosene cans up a dirt track before the steps went in!
The Cape is also home to the North Island’s largest fur seal colony. If you’re here November to January you might just spot some pups.
Tora Coastal Walk: Situated in the Southern Wairarapa, a short drive from Martinborough Wine Village, is The Tora Coastal Walk – an exhilarating three-day walk that’s second to none.
The walk encompasses a variety of stunning and diverse landscapes: expansive farmland, native bush, river valleys and the rugged Tora coastline. Family owned and operated, you’ll experience spectacular scenery, gourmet food, and warm rural hospitality. It’s one of the longest standing private walks in New Zealand, and widely regarded as the best.
Open October 1st to April 30th.
Think about staying with Pinot Villas before or after your amazing Tora excursion.
Putangirua Pinnacle Walk: The Wairarapa is quite literally spoilt for walks so if you love tramping hiking or day walks have a look at some of those options.
Walk up the streambed to where the Pinnacles tower overhead. Take the easily-graded bush walk that starts approximately 10 min along the streambed from the car park. This leads to the loop track junction and on to the lookout above the Pinnacles. This natural spectacle is quite something and featured in the Lord of the Rings Film series.
If you need to quench your thirst before you come back to Martinborough Pinot Villas. Stop at The Lake Ferry Hotel for a lush Fish and Chips or a refreshing beer.
Getting there: This walk is in Aorangi Forest Park which lies between Martinborough in the north and Cape Palliser in the south. Approximately 45mins drive from Martinborough