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Although often thought of just as a pleasant farming region, there is much more to the Wairarapa than many imagine.
From the orchards and antique shops of southern Wairarapa head out to the wild & rugged coast where excellent crayfish abound.
In and around the town of Martinborough you will find some superb vineyards and wineries. The region is especially noted for its fine Pinot Noir.
In the northern Wairarapa a visit to the internationally acclaimed Mt. Bruce National Wildlife Centre is sure to fascinate, as is the nearby Mt. Bruce Pioneer Museum.
The Tararua Forest Park provides numerous opportunities for tramping trips and day walks. There are a number of privately owned and operated walking routes and experiences to be had too.
90 mins Wellington, 15 mins Carterton, Masterton & Greytown, 20 mins Martinboro
Relax and unwind at the Summit Lodge, much more than just a bed for the night, luxury, purpose built accommodation in Gladstone, the heart of rural Wairarapa. Gourmet breakfasts, home baking and evening meals available on request ($60pp, wine available or BYO). Rated five star, silver by Qualmark and No 1 B&B in Masterton by Trip Advisor.
Surrounded by farmland and rolling hills yet only a short drive to wineries, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton towns; the Summit Lodge is perfect for a city-escape and a great base to explore the Wairarapa – the towns, the coast, the bush, wineries and attractions.
Meet the on-site, friendly alpacas, the Birman and Burmese cats as well as Dexter the Chocolate Labrador. Explore the large, mainly native-planted gardens and enjoy the birdlife and fabulous night skies.
Our guest wing is for your party only - from 2 to up to 6 people. All the cooking and cleaning done for you so you can catch up with your friends/family and relax. Or enquire about our workshops/retreats - Tracey is a qualified life/career coach and hypnotherapist.
You can eat in or at the local Gladstone Inn (complimentary transport available). Eating in, your hosts have travelled extensively and love food so can turn their hand to Asian meals - Indian, Thai, Vietnamese and European dishes as well as local, seasonal specialities such as slow cooked lamb or succulent steaks. Keto, vegan, lactose-free, GF, vegetarian options available on request.