in pirinoa

Learn more about our local community, it's history and the people that make it a great place to live.

Pirinoa School

The local primary school, catering for all children Years 1 to 8. 

Burnside Church

Historic interdenominational Church available for weddings, christenings and other
intimate occasions.

Pirinoa Hall

In the heart of the Pirinoa township, a great place to get a large group together, also the local rugby team's clubrooms during the winter.

Must see

The South Wairarapa has so much for visitors to take in, here are some of our favourites.

Putangirua Pinnacles

A must see for all Lord of the Rings fans, and a fantastic walk suitable for all fitness types.

Cape Palliser Lighthouse

Climb the 253 steps to the top of the Cape Palliser Lighthouse for some of the best views the South Wairarapa has to offer.

ngawi seal colony

Visit some of Ngawi's cutest inhabitants, be sure to exercise caution and photograph the seal colony from afar.

Must do

Looking for activities to keep you busy while you're in our neck of the woods? The hardest part is choosing what to do first.

Waimeha Camping
village charter

Through-out the summer months, John and the team from Waimeha offer fishing, crayfishing and sightseeing charters from Ngawi.

green jersey
explorer tours

With a massive range of bicycles for all ages and abiilties, why not see the Coast from your own two wheels. Stu and the team offer regular tours, via road and farmland.

Palliser Ridge
farm Experience

We might be a little bias, but no trip to the South Wairarapa is complete without a visit to the farm, where you can try your hand at mustering or learn how we shear our sheep.

Must eat

Spoilt for choice of where to dine, the valley has your tastebuds covered.

The Land girl

Superb coffee, cabinet food and gift shopping. All you need to complete your South Wairarapa trip is under one roof right here in Pirinoa.
Check their Facebook page for seasonal opening hours.

the Lake ferry hotel

Famous for those amazing views, and the Lake Ferry Fish and Chips, add on a glass of local wine or one of the many beers on tap and you've got a match made in heaven.

the captain's table

Out at Ngawi you'll find an ice-cream to cool you down, or a fresh fish burger to warm you up. Delicious fresh food for the whole family no matter the weather.