Castlepoint & Riversdale
These beaches are among the best you will visit – both are about an hour’s drive from Masterton.
At Castlepoint you can venture up to the lookout behind the lighthouse – first lit in 1913, it’s one of the last two remaining beam lighthouses in NZ. If you’re game, climb the deliverance track up the 162 metre Castle Rock.
Riversdale is further south on Wairarapa’s coastline. There are a number of coastal walks accessible from Riversdale.