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Last updated: 28 Jun, 2023 07:24pm

Video: Carterton The Heart Of The Wairarapa

Carterton is a wonderful place to visit!

With wide open spaces, national forest parks, rivers, vineyards a beach and an eclectic mix of retail shopping and award winning cafes, there is something for everyone when staying in Carterton.

With the Carterton Events Centre offering world class shows, and large annual events being held within the town like the Daffodil Festival every spring, it provides a great excuse to book a few days and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of our small provincial town.

Carterton NZ Website

Visit for great ideas for places to shop, eat, stay, and explore.


Accommodation in Carterton is varied, and ranges from Freedom Camping to affordable Holiday Parks and motels to luxurious boutique lodge style accommodation.

The Carterton Information Centre has an up to date list of accommodation providers within the Carterton District, so it is always worth a phone call to the friendly team on  [telnumlink]06 379 4081[/telnumlink]

Accomodation Websites

Dining Out

Foodies, families and coffee enthusiasts will love the eclectic mix of eateries within the Carterton District. We are lucky enough to have award winning cafes, family friendly bakeries, riverside country pubs and international cuisine.

Check out Trip Advisors Top 10 Carterton eateries.

Local Events

Being centrally located within the Wairarapa, Carterton is an ideal location for exploring the entire region. Carterton is home to a range of events and entertainment throughout the year, including the annual Daffodil Festival and the Big Wai Art Sale.

Keeping up to date with what events are coming to Carterton is essential. The team at the Carterton Information Centre are renowned for their knowledge on local happenings, and their Facebook page is always the most up to date resource.  Carterton Events Centre and Eventfinda websites are regularly updated with what’s on, and the Destination Wairarapa website is an excellent resource for exploring what is happening within our region.


Video: Carterton Events Centre