Greytown is cute Victorian heritage facades stocked to the rafters with designer clothing, homeware, several spa and body therapy stores and eateries to sustain the energy levels. Greytown shops are nestled in pretty restored nineteenth century main street buildings. The town is entrepreneurial with its charm as the drawcard. For local Wellingtonians it is a break from Lambton Quay with the rural countryside peeping around the shop corners. For Australians and New Zealanders the town is an excellent example of a nineteenth century shopping street that has withstood the ravages of time.
The main street’s image as the village’s commercial heart is cemented with the sight of a thriving butcher shop. The weekend is particularly busy with weekend trippers from nearly Wellington, Southern Hawkes Bay and Palmerston North. For visitors who have time to plan a visit on Thursday is ideal with the buzz of the weekend in the air yet it is relatively free of busy shoppers.