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 private star gazing tour, explore farm walks, native bush trails, and local fishing spots – it’s all here to experience at Whitimanuka Retreat.
Star Gazing – from the South-Wairarapa Dark Sky Reserve
Guided star gazing with an Under the Stars astronomer
Includes safety torches, use of 8” Dobsonian telescope and binoculars
30-minute presentation with laser pointer
30-minute viewing experience with telescope and binoculars
Free star chart for guests to take away
Available upon request and subject to weather conditions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire.
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.
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
Guided Trout Fishing
With an experienced fishing guide
Fishing spots are individually tailored to the experience of the participant
Includes: Fishing licence, snacks, lunch (full day only), refreshments (non-alcoholic)
Rates: $800 for 2 people for a full day. $600 for 1 person for a full day.
Available upon request and subject to conditions. Please email email@example.com to enquire.