Whether you’re taking your day-to-day vehicle or blowing the cobwebs out of your vintage ride, there are a number of ways to get to Greytown on the roads.

Enjoy a glass of bubbly in the back with Silver Cloud Limousines www.silvercloud.co.nz, or take a cab to one of the Village’s fine dining establishments with Wellington Combined Taxis www.taxis.co.nz/Tours or Corporate Cabs and Luxury Limousines www.corporatecabs.co.nz/tour_service.

Private tours can also be booked with Mike the Guide www.miketheguide.com or Capital Personalised Tours www.captours.co.nz.

If you’re a bit more hands-on with your preferred mode of transport but don’t have any wheels available to get you over the hill in time for lunch, you can rent a car with Budget www.budget.co.nz or Thrifty www.thrifty.co.nz.

  • From Wellington by car: Jump on State Highway 2 for a direct, scenic drive up through the Remutaka Pass and down into the Wairarapa plains. It's 1hr 10min to Greytown.

  • From Palmerston North by car: It's just over 1hr 30min from Palmy to Greytown – follow the signs to Woodville. This easy drive takes you through rolling countryside and a bunch of fun places to stop along the way.

  • From Hawke's Bay by car: It's an easy drive down the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail from the Bay. Just over three hours from Napier to Greytown.

Go to http://www.greytownvillage.com/tour/ for more details.