Masterton is the largest town in the Wairarapa region. Enjoying a temperate climate with sunny summers, Masterton is the centre of major annual events including the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta and the Golden Shears shearing competition.
Masterton is home to numerous attractions, activities, and classic kiwi adventures such as hot air ballooning and jet boating. Actvities and places to visit include Pukaha Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre, Cape Palliser, nearby Castlepoint Beach, Queen Elizabeth Park and numerous award winning vineyards. Masterton is also an ideal base to explore further afield, around the beautiful Wairarapa region, and the lower North Island. more
Masterton is a great family destination. There you can find the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park with towering English trees and fabulous Kids Own Playground. Just along the road you will also find the indoor and outdoor swimming pools and hydro-slide; The Wool Shed — the National Museum of Sheep and Shearing and Aratoi: Wairarapa Museum of Art & History. Masterton is also a great base to explore nearby Castlepoint, Wairarapa’s most spectacular beach with its 100-year-old lighthouse, giant limestone outcrop and landmark Castle Rock. The road north offers rich pickings with Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, home to Manukura the first all-white kiwi chick to be hatched in captivity and the Tui Brewery in Mangatainoka.
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Our Masterton motel accommodation consists of 11 spacious suites, choose from our range of double/twin, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. We also offer full accessible units. All suites are smokefree, fully self contained and serviced daily. Families and small sports groups can make the most of our huge family units. We are also one of the few pet friendly motels.
Mobile-friendly - We aim to provide you with an outstanding touring experience. Journey can start in Wellington, so airport pickup. Rides suitable for the absolute beginner to experienced riders. Unforgettable experiences, easy relaxing cycling holiday in Wairarapa and Wellington regions. Martinborough wine tours, South Coast Mountain Bike Adventures. Day tours or Multiday. Rimatuka cycle trail (starts Wellington.) Corporate team-bulding, School camps.
At the heart of the NZ Wine Trail, the Masterton i-SITE are the local Wairarapa experts. They'll make nationwide bookings for you too. Collect a free wine map and visitor-guide. Book a tour to Pukaha Mount Bruce, Tui Brewery or the Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour. Buy DoC back country hut tickets and maps. They’ll book the perfect Wairarapa accommodation for you.
Mobile-friendly - New Zealand's Pukaha National Wildlife Centre is renowned for conservation breeding of our threatened wildlife, conservation education and forest restoration. Demonstrating that everyone can make a difference in restoring kiwi, kokako, kaka and other native wildlife once present in our forest and returning the dawn chorus for everyone to enjoy.
Mobile-friendly - Stonehenge Aotearoa is a unique place of science and wonder in New Zealand. It was built by members of The Phoenix Astronomical Society with the support of the Royal Society of New Zealand the purpose of Stonehenge Aotearoa is to encourage people of all ages to rediscover the knowledge of their ancestors.
Secluded, sunny and tranquil, U Studios Masterton is set in park-like grounds with mature trees and plenty for all to stretch out and get the best care and rest in Masterton. Enjoy the quiet of the countryside but with the convenience of being only 1 km from the State Highway and a 3-minute drive from Masterton ‘s town centre.
Mobile-friendly - Be blown away by Wellington. Explore the spectacular Wellington region with a friendly local on a personalised relaxing private, or small group, day tour or shore excursion (Max 10 people). Hosted by uTours, you will enjoy informed conversation, individual attention, personal space and the opportunity to connect with the Wellington that locals love.
Wairarapa DHB and Hospital is located at the eastern edge of Masterton on a regular bus route. It is a new and modern hospital which was completed in 2006. It has a range of services including outpatients, an emergency department and rehabilitation, medical, surgical, paediatric and maternity inpatient services with a total of 80 beds.
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