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Things to do in Carterton

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Café
“People are raving about this place - great French food. We are going to get down there soon to sample.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Very well stocked local supermarket - their bakery / deli isnt too bad and wine selection includes lots of the local produce - great place to stock up before you head over to us”
  • 3 locals recommend
Jewellery Store
“This is a great place to learn about one of New Zealand's favourite molluscs, the Paua. There is a souvenir shop, with lovely gift ideas for all your overseas friends.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“great place to meet and great or just chill, pleasant outdoor space out the back.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Great atmosphere, super friendly people and a great night out. Explore the brewery and have a glass of beer or wine in the sun!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Yummy affordable food with always happy staff and beautiful decor. We choose this place the most when wanting to eat out for dinner and their chocolate cake is the best you'll ever have!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Gym
  • 1 local recommends
Dentist's Office
“Carterton (Māori: Taratahi) is a small town in the Wellington Region of New Zealand and the seat of the Carterton District It lies in a farming area of the Wairarapa in New Zealand's North Island. It is located 14 kilometres southwest of Masterton Carterton was founded in 1857. Originally known as Three Mile Bush, it served as housing for workers building the road between Wellington and Masterton. It was later renamed after Charles Carter, who was in charge of the building of the Black Bridge over the Waiohine River south of the town. The town describes itself as New Zealand's daffodil capital, holding a Daffodil Festival each year on the second Sunday in September, with the main event taking place at Middle Run Farm, along Gladstone Road.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“great place to meet and great or just chill, pleasant outdoor space out the back.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Yummy affordable food with always happy staff and beautiful decor. We choose this place the most when wanting to eat out for dinner and their chocolate cake is the best you'll ever have!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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