Masterton & Around attractions

Wildlife Reserve in Masterton & Around

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre

About 30km north of Masterton, this 10-sq-km centre is one of NZ's most successful wildlife and captive breeding centres. The scenic two-hour Te Arapiki o Tawhiki loop walk gives a good overview. There's also a kiwi…
Park in Masterton & Around

Queen Elizabeth Park

Planted in 1877, Queen Elizabeth Park is perfect for stretching your legs. Walk around the lake, assess the blooms in the Hosking Garden, see if the little train is running or practise your slip catches on the crick…
Museum in Masterton & Around

Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art & History

Hushed and refined, with 50 years of art under its belt, this small but splendid gallery hosts an impressive programme of exhibitions and events. Busy cafe and shop on-site.
Nature Reserve in Masterton & Around

Tararua Forest Park

The turn-off to the main eastern entrance of the huge Tararua Forest Park is just south of Masterton on SH2; follow Norfolk Rd about 15km to the gates. Mountain streams dart through virgin forest in this area, known…
Museum in Masterton & Around

Wool Shed

Wake up and smell the lanolin! Occupying two historic woolsheds, this baaaa-loody marvellous little museum is dedicated to NZ’s famous sheep-shearing and wool-production industries. It's also a good spot to pick up …