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A fishing village with raw coastal charm. If you love quirky beachside settlements, you'll love Ngawi.

Address: Ngawi, New Zealand Masterton, Wairarapa


Take time to have a look at the fishing boats around Castlepoint and the bulldozers on the beach at Ngawi which are used to push and pull huge fishing boats in and out of the water.

Ngawi has more tractors per head of population than anywhere else in the world. These trusty old machines haul the fishing boats in and out of the wild waves of Cook Strait - quite a sight! Ngawi had its heyday as a processing centre for crayfish (rock lobster) in the 1980s. Now it's a rugged retreat for local holidaymakers.



This small fishing village is an hour from Martinborough, on the way to Cape Palliser, the southern-most point of the North Island.

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