The ‘Rapa’s Best Kept Secrets

Herald writer, Tim Dick, extols the many virtues of his Wairarapa homeland – which have thus far escaped the notice of Wellingtonian wine tourists. High on his list of recommendations are having a “three-scoop ice-cream from the Kia Ora dairy in the still daggy, drive-through town of Featherston,” looking out of place “swigging on pints of Tui” in Martinborough, visiting the lighthouse and seals at Cape Palliser, and enjoying “summer holidays Kiwi-style” at coastal gem, Castlepoint: “There are no swanky restaurants here, just a dairy that doubles as a cafe, some good surf, plenty of fishing and a landscape made for walking and doing sweet nothing.”


Tags: Cape Palliser  Castlepoint  Featherston  Kia Ora dairy  Martinborough  New Zealand Herald  NZ Wine Industry  Sydney Morning Herald (The)  Tim Dick  Tui  Wairarapa  Wellington  

Twelve of NZ’s Most Beautiful Places

Twelve of NZ’s Most Beautiful Places

American broadcaster CNN offers up an “insider’s guide to Aotearoa’s must-see destinations, including some off-the-beaten-track gems”. Starting at the top of the North Island, CNN’s Lucy Corry recommends Cape Reinga where: “You’ll…