Things to Do – places, activities and events
Settled in the early 1800s by John Martin, the main streets of Martinborough feed outward from the square.

Martinborough is home to a number of world-class wineries, local restaurants, café’s and the historic Martinborough Hotel along with a host of activities for every taste, whether relaxing with a glass of local wine through to adventure-tourism activities.

Events: In addition to the main event in Martinborough – Toast Martinborough, which is held in November each year, other activities include wine & olive tasting, mountain bike hire, golf, quad bike hire, horse riding, a modern Stonehenge, hot-air ballooning and Cape Palliser Lighthouse (40 min by car), and many others

For more information about Martinborough and the Wairarapa region see:

More information can also be found in our visitor information folder located in the Cottage, or if you have specific questions please contact us at

Sackville Cottage
2 Sackville Street Martinborough
Ph:  027 939 7373