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Masterton

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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    Wairarapa Hospital

    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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Word Weavers: Kaiwhatu Kōrero

Fri 11th Nov 2022

Join us for a storytelling adventure as two local writers share and perform some of their original work. Rangi Hapi: hailing from the Hawkes Bay, Rangi is a poet and first time fantasy author who shares an authentic ...

Where: Masterton Club, Masterton, Wairarapa
Address: 98 Chapel Street, Masterton, Wairarapa

From: 6:30pm on Friday 11th November 2022
To: 8:30pm on Friday 11th November 2022

Day Out at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre

From: Thu 7th Apr 2022

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre is a not-for-profit charity managing an unfenced breeding sanctuary for native wildlife. Our 942-hectare forest is home to wild birds. Inside our aviaries, we hatch kiwi, kākā and ...

Where: Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, Masterton, Wairarapa
Address: 85379 State Highway 2, Mount Bruce, Masterton, Wairarapa

From: 9:00am on Thursday 7th April 2022
To: 6:00pm on Saturday 31st December 2022

A great slice of New Zealand’s Farming History

From: Fri 28th Jan 2022

The Museum is housed in two century-old historic woolsheds, relocated and situated in the cultural heart of Masterton. At The Wool Shed you will: - Experience the sights, smells and noises of being inside a real ...

Where: The Wool Shed, National Museum , Masterton, Wairarapa
Address: 12 Dixon Street, Masterton, Wairarapa

From: 10:00am on Friday 28th January 2022
To: 3:00pm on Tuesday 31st January 2023

Kotahitanga: Coming Together Again

From: Sat 22nd Oct 2022

An exhibition to stand together in unity as Wairarapa’s artistic community after the last few years of Covid-19. With hundreds of items on display, this exhibition is celebrating both Wairarapa arts and crafts and ...

Where: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa
Address: 12 Bruce St, Masterton, Wairarapa

From: 10:00am on Saturday 22nd October 2022
To: 4:00pm on Wednesday 16th November 2022

Dursley Garden's Little Jewels

From: Sat 5th Nov 2022

Little Jewels is our popular biennial fundraiser, organised by the Friends of Aratoi and sponsored by Dursley Gardens. Established artists with an international reputation as well as emerging artists have contributed ...

Where: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa
Address: 12 Bruce St, Masterton, Wairarapa

From: 10:00am on Saturday 5th November 2022
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 4th December 2022

Rā Whānau ki a King Street Artworks - Celebrating 25 Years

From: Sat 22nd Oct 2022

An exhibition to celebrate 25 years of King Street Artworks featuring 25 featured artists to acknowledge all of those that have passed through the doors. To all those who have created and connected, supported and shaped ...

Where: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa
Address: 12 Bruce St, Masterton, Wairarapa

From: 10:00am on Saturday 22nd October 2022
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 4th December 2022

Masterton Museum: A Cabinet of Curiosities

From: Sat 2nd Jul 2022

From the 1880s until 1954 there was a Museum in Masterton, established under the guidance of Richard Brown, the secretary of Masterton Trust Lands Trust. The collection consists of some 170 fascinating and curious ...

Where: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa
Address: 12 Bruce St, Masterton, Wairarapa

From: 10:00am on Saturday 2nd July 2022
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 2nd July 2023

Wairarapa Farmers' Market

From: Sat 11th Jun 2022

At the Masterton Solway Showgrounds, every Saturday, sample our artisan produce, meet the makers and support small Wairarapa businesses. Come get your locally made groceries and then stay for lunch. With stalls both ...

Where: Solway Showgrounds, Masterton, Wairarapa
Address: Judds Road, Masterton, Wairarapa

From: 9:00am on Saturday 11th June 2022
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 13th May 2023

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Saturday in the Park

From: Sat 1st Oct 2022

Weekly pop-up Food Trucks at the Queen Elizabeth Skate Park, Masterton, every Saturday 10am-2pm. Sweet and savoury crepes, coffee, cold drinks, and snacks! Come and enjoy all of the facilities that the beautiful park ...

Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton, Wairarapa
Address: Dixon Street, Masterton, Wairarapa

From: 10:00am on Saturday 1st October 2022
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 7th October 2023

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Thursday Night Food Trucks

From: Thu 29th Sep 2022

Come along to our weekly Thursday Night Food Truck market on the forecourt outside the Masterton Town Hall (on SH2/Chapel Street). There's great food, plenty of parking in Perry Street (adjacent to the forecourt), ...

Where: Masterton Town Hall, Masterton, Wairarapa
Address: 22 Perry Street, Masterton, Wairarapa

From: 4:30pm on Thursday 29th September 2022
To: 7:30pm on Thursday 30th March 2023

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Boutique vineyard-stay near the town of Alexandra.