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Dannevirke

Another farming hub

East of the North Island, Danneverke for many travellers is a Wairarapa town to stop and rest on the trip from Wellington to Napier & Hastings. The town has a quiet ambiance and of itself is a pleasant place to linger for a day or two.

State highway 2 passes through the main street and if you can find a park, a browse of the local stores can yield surprising rewards for bargain hunters.

Waihi Falls

A not to miss attraction for children and lovers of fantasy is Danneverke’s Fantasy Cave which is filled with characters and scenes from children’s fairy tales including snow white, jack in the

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Wairarapa

Situated on the south east coast of the North Island, the Wairarapa is the outdoor playground of New Zealand’s capital city Wellington. The region is bordered by the Tararua Range to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east and is an area that gives you a feeling of being off the beaten track, one almost of isolation from the rest of the country.

Renown as a country escape, Wairarapa is a large area featuring uncrowded space, a low population and where the pleasures of a country drive are easy to experience. One of the best ways to encounter the rural charm is to stay in one of the over 100 cottages or rural homestays that are

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