Follow the boardwalk through a recovering wetland and remnant of flooded forest at Carters Reserve just outside on Carterton.
The Waiohine River has carved out a spectacular gorge, bisecting the landscape and setting an attractive backdrop. The suspension bridge spanning the gorge forms a spectacular gateway to the Tararua Forest Park.
Mount Holdsworth is the main entrance to the eastern side of the Tararua Forest Park. With some of the highest peaks in the Tararua Range, Holdsworth offers short walks and longer tramps through forest and into the alpine environment.
Paua World is a great place to shop in Carterton. Filled with all your kiwi souvenirs, most incorporating the beautiful paua shell, take some time out and delve into this fun and creative gift store.
The Gladstone Inn, also known as the Gladdy or the Gladstone Pub is just ten minutes from Carterton in the Wairarapa and is a great place to eat! The Gladdy is family friendly and has outdoor dining options.
The Carterton Golf Course has 18 holes to par 7. For a change from the norm they also have FootGolf!
Wairarapa Heritage Association is a trail of Wairarapa museums running from Featherston to Mount Bruce. Check out some of the fabulous places you can visit!
The Carterton Mountain Biking Track is a great free place to ride a bike in the Wairarapa. Suitable for the whole family and only fifteen minutes from Masterton.