Rapaki Walk, Martinborough - 1-2 hours loop track
Please note the walk is closed from mid July till the end of August for lambing.
This loop walk across farmland has spectacular views of the Wairarapa valley and Martinborough vineyards. Near the highest point, a stile takes walkers to an optional viewpoint over the scenic Te Muna Valley.
There are some moderately steep slopes and several stiles which need to be negotiated to get up and down from the upper terraces of the track. Still they are easily negotiated and make for one of the best Wairarapa family activities.
Large cattle with horns may be encountered and it’s best to walk around the perimeter of their paddock and pick up the track on the other side. Sturdy footwear is recommended. Children must be supervised at all times. Do carry a cell phone in case of an emergency.
This is a farm and dogs are not permitted.
The track starts 1 km from the eastern end of Dublin Street on Shooting Butts Road, Martinborough.
Palliser Vineyard Walk, Martinborough – 50 minute loop
This walking track takes you around Palliser Vineyard towards the river and back through the centre of the vineyard.
Park anywhere near the Martinborough Top 10 Holiday Park and follow the signs.
You can also start the walk at Considine Park on the corner of Kitchener and Princess Streets. Just follow the limestone path behind the Top 10 Holiday Park. After going through a gate at the end, turn right into Dublin Street. At the end of Dublin Street go through the gate on your left and turn right which takes you around the perimeter of the vineyard towards the river (where there are steep cliffs). The exit is through the centre of the vineyard onto Weld Street.
The walk is open weekends only, or weekdays after 5pm, depending on the season. It is closed in March and April during harvest.