Attractions

Wildlife Reserve in Masterton & Around

Pukaha Mt Bruce 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 1½-hour loop walk gives a good overview. There's also a kiwi house here and a seri…
Park in Masterton & Around

Queen Elizabeth Park

Planted in 1877, Queen Elizabeth Park is perfect for stretching your legs. Walk around the lake, dump someone on the see-saw, see if the little train is running or practise your slip catches on the cricket oval.
Museum in Masterton & Around

Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art & History

Hushed and refined, this small but splendid gallery hosts an impressive program of exhibitions and events (and has a busy cafe and a shop).
Nature Reserve in Masterton & Around

Tararua Forest Park

The turn-off to the main eastern entrance of the 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 as H…
Museum in Masterton & Around

Wool Shed

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