Things to do in MastertonMasterton is filled with great things to do, from shopping to lakeside walks and museums - there's even an alpaca farm tour! And there are plenty of activities that won't cost you a thing. Day trip from Wellington Just passing through Vineyard day-trip by train Family day-trip to Masterton Girls' weekend away Guided day trips without ghings car. Information Centres Destination Wairarapa. Things to do in Masterton.
Things to do in Masterton - Tourism information from Destination Wairarapa
Masterton is filled with great things to do, from shopping to lakeside walks and museums - there's even an alpaca farm tour! And there are plenty of activities that won't cost you a thing. Day trip from Wellington Just passing through Vineyard day-trip by train Family day-trip to Masterton Girls' weekend away Guided day trips without a car.
Information Centres Destination Wairarapa. Things to do in Masterton. The country comes to town with show jumping, beef and dairy cattle on show, pigs, sheep and horses. Girls' Wairarapa Trip Away. Just an hour way from Wellington and with heaps of fun, delicious things to eat and drink and all kinds of accommodation to choose from Wairarapa is perfect for a girl's trip.
Wairarapa Family Fun Pass. Valid for 6 months from the date of purchase - so you don't have to use it all up in just one visit; come back and see us again! Pukaha Mount Bruce the home of white kiwi, Manukura. Only 20 minutes from Masterton get up close and personal with native birds, eels and tuatara. Discover Opaki vineyards, groves and orchards by bike! Hire a bike, grab a map and head off on a self-guided cycle tour of the tastes of Opaki.
For a wonderful animal experience, take a 1. Meet our mums and their babies,and the majestic males. Alpacas are very gentle, so you'll be able to get up close and personal to our friendly alpacas!
Take an alpaca for a walk! Discover a little about alpacas and the Wairarapa connection to their arrival in N. Z, and then to the western world.
See a unique NZ designed alpaca shearing table and chat about how shearing alpacas is different to shearing sheep. The Wool Shed is a glimpse into the farming history of the Wairarapa and the international sport of shearing.
Green Jersey Cycles e-Bikes. Green Jersey Cycle Tours has a fleet of 12 electric assist bikes in the Wairarapa. These Scott e-Sub Comfort bikes are very easy to ride, the assist is a gentle experience that helps take the humps and hollows out of a ride.
For example you could ride from Martinborough to Cape Palliser! If a group wants to go cycling but some in the group aren't sure they'll keep up, these bikes are the answer! Powell Hut and Mount Holdsworth — or hours return depending on route. The route to the summit of Mount Holdsworth 1, metres is exposed to winds but otherwise straight-forward and the views are well worth the effort. The Tararua Range provides Wellington, Wairarapa, Horowhenua and Manawatu with an outstanding variety of tramping, hunting and walking opportunities in a wild, natural landscape.
Wildside Walks specialises in Wairarapa helicopter transfers deep into the Tararua Ranges as well as guided walks and fishing trips. Rewanui Forest Park — 1 or 2 hour walks. Just 20 minutes from Masterton, Rewanui Forest Park is a series of loop walks through a hectare farm with a significant stand of native bush.
The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.
Mount Holdsworth - family walks. Mount Holdsworth is the main entrance to the eastern side of the Tararua Forest Park. With some of the highest peaks in the Tararua Range, Holdsworth offers short walks and longer tramps through forest and into the alpine environment. Kiriwhakapapa Loop — 30 minutes. Kiriwhakapapa Loop, about 15 minutes from Masterton, is a well-graded walk through forest with some planted Redwoods and the Blue Range Hutt being key features of this walk.
The Barra Track to Mitre Flats is excellent as that first, slightly more challenging family tramp. Mount Holdsworth Jumbo Circuit — day loop.
The bush tracks are all well marked and signposted and streams are bridged. Holdsworth is the main entrance to the eastern side of the Tararua Forest Park. Set against the backdrop of some of the highest peaks in the Tararua Range, Holdsworth offers short walks and longer tramps through attractive forest and higher up into the alpine environment.
Mahunga Golf Course in Masterton, is a flat, easy walking 18 hole golf course on 2 levels. The upper level golf holes provide cracker views to the Tararua Ranges. Cafe Solway Golf Driving Range. Dust off the golf swing before taking on one of the fantastic Wairarapa golf courses!
Check out some of the fabulous places you can visit! World War I on SH2. This self guided tour takes you straight through the Wairarapa on State Highway 2. Stopping at the region's World War I highlights. The Pointon Collection, just five minutes from Masterton, brings the stories of a rotating range of vintage cars and motorcycles to life.
Take a tour of Brancepeth, one of Wairarapa's grandest and most treasured historic sites. This colonial homestead and gardens near Masterton is still owned by the family who settled on the land in World War I; Wairarapa Wide. The itinerary is best done over a couple of days but you could squeeze it in with a busy day. ConArt Container Art is a collection of containers creating an exciting gallery and Wairarapa art studio space. You choose the thrill; scenic, formation or aerobatics!
Enjoy a fresh approach to hospitality by catching a coffee and a snack, some lunch, a drink, dinner, movie and dessert … it's your call.
Regent 3 Cinema Masterton. Regent movie cinema in Masterton has three theatres showing the latest movies. Friendly RotoCycle cycle hire in Masterton offers adults and children's bikes for as little as 2 hours hire - or up to a whole day. You'll find them at the mini golf kiosk at popular Queen Elizabeth Park. There's no better place to start exploring Masterton's range of cycle trails and river tracks. Cars from across the world come to impress with their machines and quarter mile drag times.
Deer, ducks, paddle boats, a mini train, a mini golf course and Mr Whippy every day in the summertime. Pedal Boats at Queen Elizabeth Park.
Boating across the lake at Queen Elizabeth Park is loads of fun for the whole family. Trust House Recreation Centre. Trust House Centre in Masterton is a great Wairarapa family thing to do! Dursley Garden is a beautiful Wairarapa garden located just outside of Masterton, perfect for a garden tour!
Hedleys in Masterton is a booklover's paradise - and a treasure in the New Zealand booksellers' scene. Pukaha Mount Bruce is NZ's most established and successful wildlife and captive breeding centre. Set in hectares of ancient podocarp forest only 18 minutes from Masterton, Pukaha is home to many endangered species including the takahe, kokako, kaka and our national icon, the kiwi. It is also home to the Manukura, the little white kiwi. Masterton based car rentals - at Wellington hire car prices.
Carzone Car Rentals is the only car rental in Masterton and they offer a range of affordable quality cars for hire. The stony free draining soils of the Masterton area have produced numerous award winning wines. Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. Cottier Estate is a boutique vineyard offering tastings in a magical location next to the Ruamahanga River near Masterton. Paulownia Estate is a Masterton vineyard producing very beautiful, distinctive wines.
Lansdowne Recreational Trail — minutes. Groomed lime-chip tracks allow views of Masterton, Tararua Range and a hidden lake; a great place to have a picnic with the kids. The olive grove has around 1, trees. River Grove blends different olive varieties as well as offering single varietal extra virgin olive oils.
A blend of Latin and some good old New Zealand staples, open for breakfast and lunch. Wild Cafe at Pukaha. Delicious homemade food is available days of the year at Wild Cafe at Pukaha.
Wild Cafe at Pukaha is perched overlooking the Pukaha forest canopy. As you sip your delicious L'affare coffee, our resident takahe wander freely in their natural habitat.
There is no cafe view like it anywhere in the world! This family-friendly restaurant and bar is just a short stroll from Masterton's main street, in one of the town's most historic buildings. Saturday 21 April