About the Region

The Wairarapa is located in the south east corner of the lower North Island.  Just over an hour from Wellington, the Wairarapa is easily accessible by road, rail and air, and is at the heart of the classic New Zealand wine trail. 

Essentially rural with off-the-beaten-track charm, Wairarapa offers a diverse experience for lovers of great wine, gourmet food, native wildlife and natural beauty.  More about the Wairarapa region.

Wairarapa's proximity (only an hour and a half by train or car or 30 minutes by chartered aircraft) to Wellington is a huge advantage for visitors to the show enabling them to enjoy the many advantages of one of New Zealand's most exciting cities, while still being close enough to easily commute to the show on a daily basis. More about the greater Wellington region.

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Hood Aerodrome

Hood Aerodrome is situated at the southern end of Masterton township and is easily accessible from the main road and rail links.  Some of the finest and unique privately owned collections of WWI and WWII aircraft in the world are based providing a backdrop for the show that is hard to rival.  For further information click here.



A huge variety of accommodation options exist in the Wairarapa and greater Wellington region. Check these websites out:


There will be designated over night camper van parking available in 2015 within the air field for the duration of the show so transport to and from the show can be on foot!

As in previous years, we expect a large number of motorhomes to attend the show and so have appointed some local enthusiasts to coordinate this area.


Tickets for 2015 are available now. Please sign up to our Newsletter to receive updates.