New to Carterton


Congratulations on choosing Carterton as your new home. We love Carterton and are passionate about creating a vibrant and well serviced town for you to work, live and play!

Carterton is renowned for its small town community feel, supported with its wonderful facilities, parks, services and education. Whether you have moved to Carterton to start  a new life with your family, or coming to slow down in your retirement, Carterton has something for everyone.

Within our website we have great information which will help you settle in to your new community. Whether you require information about what day your rubbish will be collected, where the local schools are, what sports clubs to join or how to volunteer.

The friendly team at the Carterton Information Centre are always thrilled to meet new Carterton residents, and between them are a wealth of knowledge. Situated at the Carterton Events Centre on Holloway St, and adjoined to the Carterton District Library, its a one stop shop for local information.

As a Council we have built sound relationships with local business group Go Carterton and regional tourism operator, Destination Wairarapa. Both of these organisations have fantastic, user friendly websites which promote local information about what opportunities are provided within Carterton and the wider Wairarapa region. 

For Carterton specific information visit and for Wairarapa information visit