Waifest

Waifest

Waifest Waifest is Masterton’s way to celebrate and commemorate Waitangi Day. Showcasing live entertainment, arts, food stalls, storytelling and history, 2019 marks the 179th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty, and New Zealand’s most beautiful city warmly...
Castlepoint Beach Races

Castlepoint Beach Races

Castlepoint Beach Races If you’re visiting in March, don’t miss the Castlepoint Beach Races. The beach races date back to 1872 when local farmhands would race each other for bottles of rum and stray coins. Today, thoroughbreds have replaced farm hacks and the day is...
Wairarapa Balloon Festival

Wairarapa Balloon Festival

Wairarapa Balloon Festival There’s nothing more beautiful than seeing hot air balloons dotted throughout the Wairarapa skies. Masterton is lucky enough to host some key events as part of the annual Wairarapa Balloon Festival – including the splash and dash at Henley...
Wings Over Wairarapa

Wings Over Wairarapa

Wings Over Wairarapa Every two years the skies above Wairarapa come alive with one of New Zealand’s largest airshows – Wings over Wairarapa. Featuring WWI, WWII aircraft, agricultural, helicopters, military and civil aircraft, Wings draws crowds from far and wide. We...