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Popular amenities for Greytown vacation rentals

Stay near Greytown's top sights

The White Swan Country Hotel23 locals recommend
The Offering4 locals recommend
FreshChoice Greytown15 locals recommend
Main Street Deli Café9 locals recommend
The French Baker14 locals recommend
Saluté | Tapas Restaurant & Bar12 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Greytown

  • Total rentals

    120 properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $30 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    6.5K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    60 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    20 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    10 properties have a pool

Your guide to Greytown

All About Greytown

Located on the southern tip of North Island one hour from Wellington, Greytown is the oldest town in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand. You can feel some of that history in the restored Victorian buildings that line the main street of this rural town, which is surrounded by wineries offering a selection of cabernet sauvignon, pinot gris, riesling, and other popular varieties. Strolling through Greyton’s charming storefronts and eateries, you’ll find shops focused on the art of the craft, such as a handmade bicycle outlet and sustainable fashion boutiques, and many of the restaurants source fresh ingredients from nearby farms.

Greytown was the first inland town to be founded in New Zealand in 1854. You can learn about its rich past as the region’s largest market center during a visit to the Cobblestones Museum. The pastoral landscape around the town is popular for birdwatching, hiking, biking, and simply strolling through groves of trees. Greytown runs a historic tree register that catalogs and protects English Oaks and Peruvian Peppercorn, among other species.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Greytown

The warmest time to visit Greytown is in the summer months (December through March), when the streets fill up with shoppers browsing the town’s independent boutiques in the settled sunshine. The cooler days of autumn mark wine harvest time in the surrounding Wairarapa wine region, while winter can bring frosty temperatures, so you’ll need warm clothing. Springtime (September through November) is marked by mild temperatures and fewer visitors, and you should be prepared for strong winds coming off the Tararua Range.

One of the most thrilling times to stay in Greytown is during the annual balloon festival held in April, when competitors from all over New Zealand take to the skies in brightly colored and bizarrely shaped hot air balloons. The changing shades along the Greytown Heritage Tree Trail also make a scenic wander in the crisp autumn air.

Top things to do in Greytown

Soldiers Memorial Park

Soldiers Memorial Park is both a World War I memorial and city park. In 1922, 117 lime trees were planted here to commemorate 117 fallen soldiers. Today, the avenue of lush lime trees is a main draw for photographers. This Greytown park is within walking distance of the main street. It has a playground and plenty of shade, making it a great place for an afternoon picnic.

Cobblestones Museum

The Cobblestones Museum comprises buildings from the 19th and early 20th centuries, which were carefully restored by volunteers. You can visit the fire station, the old Hastwell stables, Wairarapa's first hospital, and a Wesleyan Church here. Experience a school from the 1900s here as well, complete with a cloakroom hung with leather school bags, and classrooms with blackboards and chalk dust.

Greytown-Woodside Trail

If you're seeking stunning views of the Wairarapa countryside, look no further than the three mile Greytown-Woodside Trail. The pathway is ideal for walking and cycling, with no steep inclines, winding its way from the center of Greytown to the Waiohine River, eventually ending up at Woodside railway station.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Greytown?

    Greytown experiences a temperate climate, with cold winters that occasionally see frost, and warm summers averaging around 24°C (75°F). Spring and autumn are mild, offering beautiful seasonal changes. It's a year-round destination, but remember to pack accordingly.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Greytown?

    In Greytown, you can explore the historic main street, visit boutique shops, enjoy local cafes, or delve into the local history at Cobblestones Museum. For nature lovers, the Greytown Woodside Trail is a lovely spot for a gentle walk or cycle ride.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Greytown?

    Summer, from December to February, is the most popular time to visit Greytown due to the warm weather. Popular events during this time include the Greytown Music Festival in January and the Greytown Arts Festival in February, showcasing local talent.

  • What are the best places to stay in Greytown?

    Guests often choose to stay in the heart of Greytown, close to the main street where shops, cafes, and sites like Cobblestones Museum are within easy reach. The nearby area of Woodside is also popular, offering a more rural experience.

  • What are the best places to visit in Greytown?

    Popular places to visit in Greytown include the Cobblestones Museum, an insight into the town's history, the beautiful Soldiers Memorial Park, and the diverse assortment of boutique shops on the main street.

  • What are some hiking trails in Greytown?

    Greytown's local trail, the Greytown Woodside Trail, is often enjoyed by visitors. This gentle, flat trail is perfect for a leisurely walk or bike ride. Further afield, within 160km, is the Rimutaka Forest Park, a haven for hikers.

  • What are some family activities to do in Greytown?

    Greytown is family-friendly with activities including exploring the Cobblestones Museum, picnicking in Soldiers Memorial Park, or cycling along the Greytown Woodside Trail. The White Swan Public House also hosts family-friendly events such as movie nights.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Greytown?

    Popular day trips from Greytown include a visit to the Martinborough wine region, exploring the sandy beaches of the Wairarapa coast, or hiking in the nearby Rimutaka Forest Park. All these spots are within an easy drive from Greytown.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Greytown?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Greytown. Choose from more than 20 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Do guesthouse rentals in Greytown have a kitchen?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 guesthouse rentals with a kitchen in Greytown. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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