Tinui is a small village located in the Wairarapa, New Zealand. It’s barely a blip on the map on the way to the beautiful Castlepoint beach. I couldn’t think of a better place to spend a couple of nights. Although Tinui village is small, it’s very scenic, peaceful and importantly, it has a fantastic pub with great food and a pool table.

I recently stayed a couple of nights in a cottage here that backs onto the first Anzac Cross erected in New Zealand. As well as being a great base to get to spots such as Castlepoint and Riversdale, the walk up to the cross behind the farm is worth the trip itself.

The village has a scattering of interesting buildings such as this beautiful little church and a craft shop. I really wanted to get a shot of the fire station too but will need to get that next time as the side of the building I want was in shadow when I was there with the camera.

Below is a photo looking from the town back to the vantage point the first images were taken:

Staying a few nights in Tinui has definitely opened my eyes to how neat some small towns are. Next time I got through a small village in the middle of nowhere and I have some extra time, I’m going to get out the car and have a stroll around for sure!

More on Tinui and the history of the first Anzac Cross erected in New Zealand.

One comment

  1. […] for photographers, the light in the morning is amazing. While I was staying in Tinui, as per my previous post – my goal was to wake up early for a sunrise at Castlepoint beach. […]

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