Historically, Greytown was the very first town to be officially settled inland in 1855, and after a relatively quiet history has blossomed in the last few years to become one of the Wairarapa’s leading places to live and stay.
Populated by a vibrant mixture of those born and bred here, long-term residents and those who have discovered this lovely place as a perfect alternative to city life over the hills in Wellington. Amongst these are outstanding artists and crafts people as well some talented café and restaurant operators.
In addition the town is perfectly and centrally situated to explore this delightful part of New Zealand with rich pastoral country, wild coastlines, mountain scenery and, of course the ever expanding vineyard areas. It is simply full of things to do from the traditional extreme sports to the gentle and lengthy appreciation of the finer things in life such as internationally renowned wines, arts and crafts and some of New Zealand’s finest food. And there are countless, interesting opportunities to walk all this indulgence off down the country lanes that thread the countryside.
Just over an hour from Wellington, over the famous Rimutaka Hill, or by train, a little further from Palmerston North, and only three hours from the delights of Hawkes Bay.
Shy Cottage and Piquillo are right in the centre just 100 metres from the nearest cafes and shops but quietly sited away from State Highway 2.
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