Whitimanuka Experiences

A stunning world to explore at your doorstep

Step out into the idyllic rural landscape of beautiful Wairarapa – rural New Zealand at it’s finest. Soak up a spectacular sunset with views of Lake Wairarapa, the Remutaka and Tararua ranges. Or enjoy a star gazing tour, explore farm walks, native bush trails, local fishing spots and nearby Martinborough Wine Village – it’s all here to experience at Whitimanuka Retreat.

Star Gazing – from the South-Wairarapa Dark Sky Reserve

Enjoy the use of astro-binoculars from the comfort of the retreat or make a quick trip down the farm road to enjoy an incredible night sky tour with Star Safari. You will be blown away by the knowledge and passion of Hari and Sam who are an astrobiologist and astrophysicist respectively. You have the choice of joining in on a public tour or having your own private tour. To book a general tour or organise a private tour please visit Star Safari

Farm Walks

Enjoy a unique perspective and stunning views of the Wairarapa valley
Seasonal for your safety
Self-guided walking, with yellow track markers to guide you.

Bush Trail

30 – 50 min walk in 18ha of Queen Elizabeth II native bush covenant
Stable footed people only
Mid-range fitness required
View trapping and bait stations
Listen to the native bird life – bell birds, tui, kereru, fantail, morepork
Discover ancient Totara trees

Trout Fishing

Bring your own fishing rod or use one supplied to fish the beautiful Ruamahanga River
Access is through the farm below the retreat

Available upon request and subject to conditions. Please email info@whitimanuka.co.nz to enquire.


Local attractions

Stonehenge Aotearoa
Award-winning Martinborough vineyards
Classic New Zealand Wine Trail
Remutaka Cycle Trail
Boutique shops and cafes

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