Sit back and gaze at the scenery – you'll be in Greytown in just over an hour. Check out a Wellington to Wairarapa timetable at Metlink www.metlink.org.nz. Buy your tickets at Wellington Station or the Challenge Garage in Greytown. Bring your bike! Just get to the station early at peak commute times (4.25pm and 5.30pm) – the bike carriage can fill up fast.
Getting to Greytown (1hr 10min): Greytown's train station is called Woodside and it's 5km out of town. A shuttle bus will meet the train and whisk you straight to Main Street every day except Sunday. Or use pedal power – cycle into town along the pretty Woodside Trail. Hire cycles ahead of time to meet you at the station.
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.
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.
You can also take the Greytown Tour. This full-day guided tour takes you from Wellington on a scenic one-hour train journey to the Wairarapa. Meet your guide to discover Greytown Village and Martinborough wine village.
Go to http://www.greytownvillage.com/tour/ for more details.
Drop on in – and shop til you drop – with a quick trip from Wellington to Masterton airport with Helipro www.helipro.co.nz. From Masterton, it’s just 15 minutes via taxi to the Village where you can check out the Village’s boutique fashion stores for that unique clothing or footwear statement.
If you’re coming from further afield you can hop into Wellington or Palmerston North airport.