There aren’t that many pure fishing villages left in New Zealand, so visiting Ngaiwi in the South Wairarapa is a very unusual and special experience. You will pass through it on a drive along Cape Palliser Road if you are heading out to the lighthouse at the end of the road.

There are boats lined up on trailers on the beach, waiting to be pushed into the sea by the old tractors. There is also a caravan selling coffee and fish and chips, perfect for warming up on a rainy day.

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