South Wairarapa District
The district is located on the southeastern tip of New Zealand's North Island. At its southernmost point, Cape Palliser, the North Island is located even further south than New Zealand's South Island.
South Wairarapa is surrounded to the south and east by the South Pacific, in the north it borders on the Carterton District, on the northwest by the Kapiti Coast District and to the west by the city districts of Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt. To the west are the Rimutaka Range, an average of 1,000 -meter-high central mountain chain that runs parallel to the eastern coastline of New Zealand.
Another important geographic feature of the district is the Ruamahanga (river), which flows into extensive floodplains in the Pacific Ocean to the south of the area. Connected with him is Lake Wairarapa, the 78 km ² water surface third largest lake in the North Island.
The largest town in the district is with Featherston about 2300 inhabitants. Capital is but Martinborough with almost 2000 inhabitants, whose streets are laid out in the form of the British Union Jack. Third important settlement of the district is Greytown, with mostly preserved colonial buildings in the town center (1400 inhabitants).
Like many other areas in New Zealand, South Wairarapa is shaped mainly by agriculture. The region around Martinborough is an important wine-growing region of New Zealand, especially for Pinot Noir.
- District in New Zealand
- Wellington ( Region)