Carterton NZ

heart of the Wairarapa

New Zealand

 Explore the great outdoors bush reserves, tramping tracks and cycle parks to experience the beauty the Wairarapa region has to offer first-hand. Discover colourful artists, resident crafters and magnificant musos. Visit our delectable eateries, food-innovators, artisans and brewers. Check out the second-hand shops, farmers’ market, retail gems and super service providers. Eclectic, quirky, friendly – it’s all part of the Carterton experience.

Carterton is an awesome community of creative people – inspired by our stunning region of mountains, forests, coast & big skies, and justly titled “Heart of the Wairarapa”. We thrive and work together here, all pieces of this unique community. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Meet Our People

The people of Carterton are a crowd of "doers". Things happen here; we're not afraid of starting a venture, helping out on a project - or just to volunteer for the local footy sausage sizzle. Business owners and residents alike keep the wheels turning.

Discover The Region

Discover hidden gems not far from town: Fensham Reserve is just 5km north, Carter’s Reserve is on the outskirts of Gladstone; and Waiohine Gorge nestles in the Tararua Ranges. Hear birdsong, see our native forests and explore extensive tracks with friends and whanau.

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