Visit Herbertville, Wairarapa, NZ

  • Herbertville is a small beach-side settlement near the border between Wairarapa and Manawatu districts, about 60 minutes’ drive from Dannevirke or Waipukurau. It is a quiet, unspoiled area, great for camping, fishing and surfing, with holiday homes for rent all year round.

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    Herbertville sits on the side of the meandering Wanui River that flows to the sea just five minutes’ walk east of the town. The coast has miles of sandy beaches north and south, offering excellent surfing and fishing opportunities.

    Accommodation in Herbertville (NZ)

    Herbertville has traditional hotel/pub accommodation and camping grounds, as well as holiday homes and seaside baches to rent. Farmstay hosts offer traditional kiwi hospitality in a rural setting.

    Transport around Herbertville

    Most visitors to Herbertville arrive by private or rental vehicle. Alternatively, there is a coach service three times per week. Some visitors call as part of a cycle tour through the region.

    Tourist Activities around Herbertville

    Cape Turnagain, a sea promontory to the north of Herbertville, is popular for fishing and golfing, and for visits to its seal colony.

    Twenty minutes drive to the north is a hill that bears the second-longest placename in the world: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu

    Herbertville has a small but challenging 9-hole golf course, and lawn tennis courts.

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