The Summit lodge is situated in the rural Gladstone district of Wairarapa with views of rolling hills, farmland and the Tararua Ranges . Close enough to Martinborough, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton as well the coastal resorts of Castlepoint, Riversdale and Flatpoint; Gladstone is on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail and is an ideal base to explore the Wairarapa region from.
Gladstone is regarded as one of the most picturesque parts of the Wairarapa and is a convenient place to stop when travelling between Wellington and Hawkes Bay or Taupo.
GPS: 41°5’9.457"S | 175°38’26.358"E, Google map here. Street address, 4 Admiral Road, Gladstone, Masterton (some GPS systems come up with Wellington)
- 90 minutes from Wellington
- 3 hours from Napier
- 80 minutes from Palmerston North
- 20 minutes to Masterton and Carterton
From Carterton turn at the roundabout into Park Road and proceed for just under 4km, at the T junction, turn left into Carters Line and drive a further 3km then turn right into Gladstone Road and drive 8km (past the wineries, then the Gladstone Inn) and at the T junction (with the Wheelwrights Shop opposite) turn left into Martinborough-Masterton Road then turn right into Admiral Road 300 meters on. The Summit Lodge is on your right-hand side.
There is a daily rail service from Wellington to the Wairarapa which offers stunning scenery. We can organise pick up from Carterton train station. Timetable - click here