Castlepoint Beach

Castlepoint has been voted one of the country's top 10 most loved beaches. Just an hour from Masterton, it's the perfect getaway, with swimming, surfing, walking trails galore and a rugged east coast vibe.

While you're there, pop into the beachfront store for a classic rolled icecream or espresso coffee.

You can get to Castlepoint with Castlepoint Tours - they'll pick up from the train to Masterton from Wellington too so you can do this trip with a car.

Fuel is available at the Whakataki Hotel 24 hours a day - pay at the pump.

Wake up by the sea! Book a bed on the Wairarapa coast.

Castlepoint highlights

Check out our stunning Wairarapa coast! Here are some shots of Castlepoint and Cape Palliser.