Greytown is not your ordinary small town in the Wairarapa. Greytown is also a commute town, and Greytown is again also on the Wellington weekend café set. Bu Greytown is unique in that this town is a class act. So much so the Greytown is not a place you pass through. Greytown is a place you go to.

Greytown was first settled in 1854 under the Small Farms Association Settlement Scheme and was named after Governor Sir George Grey, who arranged for the land to be bought from local Maori.

The town is proud of its history, claiming to have the most complete main street of Victorian architecture in the country, and of being New Zealand's first planned inland town. It certainly has played these assets up, today creating a revival largely based on its architecture. Retailers like the butcher have reversed their 1970s street frontage and reverted to a more Victorian one, and this type of improvement is increasingly apparent.

All/any street side advertising must be discreet and meet the agreed there are no bill boards in Greytown.

The Cobblestones Museum a regional history museum, is located on Greytown's Main Street, and contains several Historic Places Trust category II buildings.

The Greytown Hotel, that has heritage protection, claims to be one of New Zealand's oldest surviving hotels. The hotel has been recently renovated and the accommodation suites are a delight to observe. The hotel management has clearly and successfully targeted the Wellington ‘let’s get away for the weekend set’.

The Greytown War Memorial is represented at the gates of the Memorial Park.



Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course