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Wairarapa where to take great selfies and sunset photo locations

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Greytown, North Island

Rimutaka Crossing Sign, at the highest point of the winding road from Wellington to the Wairarapa, NZ, New Zealand
Wairarapa selfie location Rimutaka Crossing Sign, NZ


  • Take a selfie alongside the memorial to the prisoner of war camp (WWII – Japanese captured soldiers)
  • The stupendous views of the valley below


  • Fell Museum with its sturdy single purpose train
  • Featherston second hand shops your newly acquired goodies
Featherston Library and Information Centre on the main street of Featherston, Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand
Wairarapa selfie location, Featherston Library and Information Centre, NZ
Greytown bicycle shop front entrance, New Zealand
Wairarapa selfie location, Greytown bicycle shop front entrance, NZ


  • An old fashioned bicycle is quaint, found at the Blackwell & Sons Bicycle Shop
  • The Victorian streetscape of the 19th century is a glorious timbered facade gem. Remember it is a busy state highway and don’t stand in the middle of the road
  • Greytown’s settlers museum with its outdoor weathered vintage machinery


Carterton snap shots of yellow nodding spring daffodils. This is a no brainer, the rest of the year pick one of the interesting, scenic local walks for a nature fix and great photo opportunities.

Daffodils spring, New Zealand
Wairarapa selfie location, Carterton daffodils, NZ
Martinborough Hotel and main street, New Zealand
Wairarapa selfie location, Martinborough Hotel and main street, NZ


Martinborough offers plenty of scope for the imagination:

  • Vineyards with easy flat cycling / walking trails
  • Cafes and the quintessential rural hotel with its balconies and verandahs facing the town square
  • The local museum is a treasure trove of objects with a chance to pose in a settler kitchen or perhaps in the dining room
  • The local Martinborough cinema with its push comforty armchairs


  • Join a shearer on the outskirts of Masterton bent over a sheep with his shearing blades in his hand
  • Queen Elizabeth park as you whizz around on a miniature train
Hot air balloons at Henley Lake, Masterton, New Zealand
Wairarapa selfie location, Hot air balloons at Henley Lake, Masterton, NZ
Castle Point lagoon and lighthouse, Wairarapa, New Zealand
Wairarapa selfie location, Castle Point lagoon and lighthouse, NZ


Castlepoint Scenic Reserve, a lighthouse with its stunning sunset location and ocean views. Then there are several interesting walks with lush bush and forest creating a beautiful contrast. A favourite spot is PUTANGIRUA PINNACLES with its extraordinary rock pillars. Putangirua Pinnacles was one of the outdoor film locations for Lord of the Rings trilogy by Peter Jackson.


Interested in wildlife shots then check out Wellington wildlife, 5 must-visit places, what to do & see and capture a fur seal or native bird for your instagram feed.


Eketahuna, a small rural town is a hotspot for interesting selfie locations

  • 3D ART MURAL, Local artist Mark Watson has created a 3D artwork that takes over the Chorus building and features flora and fauna that is native to New Zealand
  • Outside public toilets with a 19th soldier’s mural, on the ladies entrance and inside with quirky slogans encouraging visitors to stay “just a little bit longer” or “busting to meet you.”
  • Streetscape artwork
  • Heritage trail buildings
Eketahuna, New Zealand
Wairarapa selfie location, Eketahuna, NZ

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