Carterton NZ

Carterton is a wonderful community of creative people; resident artists, painters, steel sculptors, food-innovators, organic growers - even beer-generators - all thrive under our blue skies. What’s more you just have to explore our bush reserves, tramping tracks and cycle routes to experience the beauty the Wairarapa region has to offer.

And of course we can’t forget the amazing Carterton’s community - making it an awesome town to live in!


Yes, we are home of the never-ending 50km/hr limit, but in Carterton it’s time to relax, and you know what that means? Take the time to slooow down - #CartertonNZ has a wealth of places to stop - both on & off the high street!

Check out what our wee district has to offer...


Let’s face it, we Cartertonians are awesome, right? Hey, Gladstone - it’s okay, we think you rock too! Carterton district is just a great melting pot of people, cultures, knowledge and other cool stuff - we punch well above our weight!

So whether you’re a local - or visiting and think Carterton might be the place for you, check out the stuff below.


Carterton is a place that makes stuff happen! We have a huge number of local businesses, entrepreneurs, organisations and great ideas - and we get the job done quicker than you can tweet ... And you should! If you're a business in this district, share social media posts with #CartertonNZ so we can work together!

Getting Here

Just head over the hill and keep going, okay? We’re just over an hour from Palmy and Wellington - and only just over 2hrs from Whanganui... Once you spot the famous Carterton clock-tower on with the brakes and you’re here.
Can't wait to meet you!