Welcome to Cape Palliser
The Wairarapa coast is rugged, remote and sparsely populated. A trip to the landmark Cape Palliser lighthouse is a must-do if you can spare the time and have your own wheels. From Martinborough, the road wends through picturesque farmland before hitting the coast. This section of the drive is impossibly scenic, hugging the coast between wild ocean on one side and sheer cliffs on the other. Look for shadows of the South Island, visible on a clear day.