Masterton is the perfect choice for families with fantastic schooling options and activities (many of them free) to keep kids of all ages entertained.

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,...

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Hood Aerodrome

Masterton is home to one of the friendliest Aerodromes in the country. It’s not often that you can simply drive in the gate and take a look at vintage aircraft. It’s all part of what Hood Aerodrome has on offer, including skydiving, tiger moth flights and aviation...

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Henley Lake

Henley Lake is a favourite with both tourists and locals. The reserve has 43 hectares of wetlands and native plantings and more than 72 different species of birds have been spotted here. Viewing towers over the lake and wetlands allow for a range of different viewing...

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Queen Elizabeth Park

People that live here affectionately call Queen Elizabeth park the “Jewel in Masterton’s crown”. It’s been described as “probably the best family park in New Zealand” and we’re glad to take that title! Feed the ducks, take a ride on the miniature railway, have a hit...

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Pukaha Wildlife Centre

NATIONAL WILDLIFE CENTRE Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre is a stunning conservation reserve and visitor centre located just 20 minutes north of Masterton. Check out native and endangered wildlife such as tuatara, longfin eels, kākā, kōkako and kiwi including Manukura...

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