Accommodation in Carterton
Uncle Tom's Cabin is a typical Kiwi bach ideal for tourists motoring down the SH2 from the Hawkes Bay or Lake Taupo, to Wellington. Sitting on the edge of Carterton, a typical kiiwi town, the cabin has fabulous views out to the Tauraruas to the west and the Eastern hills; you are in the heart of the Wairarapa.
The fully equipped cabin is sited on a quiet 5 acre rural plot which is currently being landscaped by my son and daughter-in-law on their life-style plot. The cabin will be prepared for you with towels and bed linen - a hot shower being so relaxing after a days tramping in the bush.
From here you can explore the many scenic reserves in the Wairarapa, (Holdsworth, Fensham, with Waiohine, and Patuna Gorge an absolute must for the more agile.) Enjoy the beauty of the area as it must have looked for the pioneers back in the early days of settlement.
Visit today's 'in-town', Greytown, with it's many boutique shops and cafes, (the favourite of Wellingtonians,) where you can pick up momentoes of your trip of a lifetime, taking time to look around Cobblestones Museum to appreciate the journey of the early settlers.
Martinborough is also well worth a trip to sample the many local wines on offer before selecting your favourite to drink with your dinner. Another quaint town with boutique shops and cafe/restaurants serving delicacies for your delight.
The area is alive with festivals, agricultural shows, equine events, always something out of the ordinary to enjoy. New Zealand is a small country with a big heart but with so much to do - one visit is never enough!