The Wairarapa region is packed with charm.
With its historical buildings and tree-lined avenues, many describe the colonial village of Greytown as the prettiest town in the North Island.
Martinborough has become the gourmet capital of the lower North Island and is home to numerous family owned boutique vineyards.
The road to Cape Palliser clients to the edge of the coast and is dramatically scenic. The fur seal colony at the cape is the North Islands largest.