Boating across the lake at Queen Elizabeth Park is loads of fun for the whole family. On a kayak, a row boat or a pedal boat there’s nothing like gliding over the water with the ducks.
The Masterton Motorplex International Drag Strip draws thousands of people to Masterton around 5 times each year! Cars from across the world come to impress with their machines and quarter mile drag times.
Queen Elizabeth Park in Masterton is probably the best kids park in New Zealand. Deer, ducks, paddle boats, a mini train, a mini golf course and Mr Whippy every day in the summertime. Nice!
The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail (State Highway 2) runs from Hawkes Bay down to Marlborough with Wairarapa wineries in the middle; home to Martinborough, Gladstone and Masterton vineyards.
See some of the rarest aircraft in the world at Wings Over Wairarapa, a must see airshow held every two years in Masterton at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton.
The Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit is a two to three day tramp to some of the best alpine tops travel in the Tararua Forest Park. The bush tracks are all well marked and signposted and streams are bridged.
Holdsworth is the main entrance to the eastern side of the Tararua Forest Park. Set against the backdrop of some of the highest peaks in the Tararua Range, Holdsworth offers short walks and longer tramps through attractive forest and higher up into the alpine environment.
Powell Hut and Mount Holdsworth is a classic tramping route in the Tararua Range. The route to the summit of Mount Holdsworth (1,470 metres) is exposed to winds but otherwise straight-forward and the views are well worth the effort.