In Masterton every March, sheep shearing is hailed as an art form. This town is the main shopping and service centre for the rural Wairarapa region.
Masterton is the largest town in Wairarapa region. Its special claim to fame is the annual Golden Shears shearing competition, which attracts top shearers from all over the country every March. Year round you can visit The Wool Shed, the National Museum of Sheep and Shearing. For more history and culture don't miss Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art and History very close by.
Traditionally, Masterton has been a service centre for farmers, but these days its proximity to the Wairarapa wine industry is gradually changing the character of the town. If you’re staying for a night or two, you can visit Queen Elizabeth Park to enjoy the beautiful gardens.
Masterton also has a mini-golf course, swimming pool complex and bowling alley. Each Saturday the Wairarapa Farmers Market is held at 4 Queen Street North, behind the Farriers Bar & Eatery.
East of Masterton lies Castlepoint, a surf beach with protected swimming and a choice of walking tracks.
Acorn Estate Motel offers a seasonal outdoor pool with a hot tub. A 5-minute drive from Masterton’s central business district, it provides free on-site parking and rooms with free Wi-Fi access.
Heated guest rooms feature a full kitchen with a microwave, tea/coffee making facilities and ... (more)
Akura Farmstay provides self-contained accommodation in the Pioneer Cottage located on a 100 acre farm 2 minutes north of Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand.
The romantic Pioneer Cottage at Akura Farmstay provides two self-contained bedrooms and is private and cosy. The cottage is suitab... (more)
Welcome to the Amble Inn Motel
Amble Inn Motel is in a central location in Masterton.
Catering to business customers, tourists, families and groups, we are conveniently located within minutes walk of Masterton's excellent local facilities:
Queen Street shopping centre
Top local cafés, restaurants and bars
Regent 3 Cinema
Woolworths/Moore Wilson supermarkets
The RSA, Masterton Club
Wairarapa Retirement ho... (more)
Just 5 minutes’ drive from Masterton’s town centre, this tranquil property is set amongst beautiful trees and gardens and offers 4-hours free WiFi, a swimming pool and a tennis court. All accommodation feature 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels and a patio with garden or pool view... (more)
Upstairs studio unit with ensuite on rural property 5 minutes from Masterton and 30 minutes from Martinborough.
Queen sized bed and bunks available.
Continental breakfast supplied.
Uninterrupted views of Tararua Ranges and friendly alpacas and chooks to help feed.
BK's Chardonnay Motor Lodge is a motel on the southern side of Masterton. It has 18 luxurious ground floor suites of 12 studio, 5x1brm and 1x2brm, 7 with double corner spa baths. All have LCD TVs, Sky Guest Select, full kitchen facilities, free Wi-Fi or broadband internet (conditions apply... (more)
Castlepoint Hotel & Guesthouse offer an on-site restaurant, a garden bar and free parking. Located next to Castlepoint Golf Course, the property is within a 10-minute walk of Whakataki Beach.All rooms include heating, linen and a seating area. Most rooms enjoy a view and have an en suite b... (more)
The Playle & Scott Families invite you to stay with them in a quiet, tranquil location with a garden setting yet only 800m from the centre of town. We offer 16 serviced self-contained units - 12 studios, 2 x 2-bedroom, 2 x 1-bedroom. All visitors are welcome.
Easy walk to shops from the closest motel to town.
All units on ground level. Private off street parking.
Units have recently been redecorated. Free Wi fi.
Choice of "Flashpacker", deluxe, studio and one and two bedroom units.
Studio units sleep from 2/3 people. Other units slee... (more)
This recently refurbished, luxurious resort is nestled in the lush Wairarapa Valley, framed by the Tararua Ranges. Its 25-acre landscaped grounds include indoor and outdoor pools and sports facilities.
Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park offers spacious, modern rooms with air condition... (more)
Accommodation at Cornwall Park Motel Masterton
Masterton's peaceful family-friendly motel. A secluded, sunny tranquil complex set in park-like grounds with mature trees and plenty for the kids to do. Large swimming pool, BBQ and children's play area. Enjoy the quiet of the countryside but with the convenience of being only 1300 metres from the State Highway and a 3-minute drive from Masterton 's town centre. The mature 0.4ha garden setting off... (more)
Welcome to Discovery Motor Lodge - Motel Accommodation in Masterton
In the heart of the Wairarapa, Discovery Motor Lodge provides an affordable, luxury accommodation option just an hours drive from Wellington - New Zealand's vibrant capital city with its International Airport and Interislander ferry terminal. Discover the Wairarapa region and experience life off the beaten track. Nestled between the Tararua mountains and the Pacific Ocean, you... (more)
Your hosts run a small working sheep & beef property.
Double Bridges Farm Stay is set on a 10 hectare farm alongside the Raumahanga river in the beautiful Wairarapa valley, just 8k's north of Masterton.
Double Bridges Farm Stay accommodation is located on the ground floor of the own... (more)
Flashpackers / Backpackers - Affordable clean quality accommodation in the heart of Masterton. Surrounded by restaurants and bars. Central to all the Wairarapa's great attractions.
The Empire provides a comfortable base for travellers of all ages to explore the Wairarapa.
Ever Rest - Garden Apartment and Breakfast in ShangriLa
New luxury self-contained apartment with deck overlooking beautiful peaceful garden, and Romeo balcony to watch the alpacas and sheep grazing among the daffodils across the lane. Ideal for a romantic getaway, decorated with artifac... (more)
Gartylough B & B provides two comfortable guest rooms in a large renovated villa close to Masterton.
Room 1 is a large room with a four poster queen bed and french doors leading out to a deck area. There is a small bar fridge and a flat screen TV with freeview in the room.
Room 2 has... (more)
Set in beautiful Wairarapa Valley, Gateway Motor Inn offers well-furnished suites housed in a charming refurbished stable building. In-room comforts include free broadband internet, flat-screen TVs and private sundecks.
Self-contained suites feature country-style décor, well-equipped ki... (more)
Just 5 minutes from central Masterton.
Self contained cottage/Farmstay.1 queen size,2 single.oil heating electric blankets tv freeview, and DVD’s, small kitchen with microwave ,electric fry pan,coffee and tea, fridge,toaster and electric jug.Self service continental breakfast,bbq in g... (more)
Jetty Lane Cottage at Castlepoint is a modern lower level flat accommodating 4+ close to beach, shop and Burley Pot Cafe.
This flat has cooking facilities, shower etc. DVD, Free to air TV
King double and single in bed room, single and sofa bed in living room. Linen not supplied.
Bed and Breakfast , weddings and conferences Located in Masterton in a 1880 historic homestead.
Elegantly restored, the homestead boasts beautiful native NZ timbers throughout, wood panelled rooms, polished floors; old pull-handle toilets; a "coffin" bath; open fireplaces; and a cosy wo... (more)
1km north of Masterton, on a tranquil rural setting overlooking vineyard and wetlands. Comprising a cosy self contained cottage and an older style homestay with three bedrooms available. Relaxed & casual atmosphere. Large verandahs where you can enjoy a glass of Maggie's wine.Pick up & dro... (more)
Hidden down a country lane.... across a small stream, lies Mas des Saules, the House of the Willows, a small farm with an authentic Provencal home, set in a peaceful, spacious landscape; the perfect setting for your Homestay/Bed & Breakfast. The farm provides panoramic views and the long r... (more)
Situated on the banks of the picturesque Waipoua River in park-like surrounds.
Accessible peaceful affordable accommodation offering ensuite cabins, standard cabins and kitchen cabins as well as powered and unpowered sites for tents and campervans. Wireless internet is also available th... (more)
Self-contained 2 storey historic house in central Masterton ***FOR YOUR EXCLUSIVE USE***
Situated a short stroll to Masterton's town centre and just a two-minute drive from the railway station, Natusch House is also within easy reach of Greytown, Martinborough all that the Wairarapa has... (more)
An interactive workshop for parents and children to create wands/pendants with nature items.
Ages 4 - 12. Parental guidance advised. Resources provided.
We learn about concepts of sustainability while creating. more
Manifest your Magic in this interactive workshop.
Create a Vision Board for 2018.
Learn techniques for setting goals with practical solutions and learning how to decipher what it is you really want.
Bring ... more
Carterton Farmers' Market is a Sunday market held in the centre of the town.
Buy locally grown, fresh veges, Wairarapa-produced olive oils, honey and much more. Watch out for our monthly bumper markets too, on the ... more
Top Kiwi reggae-soul band, The Black Seeds will return to Wairarapa to headline a summer concert in Masterton along with Kings.
Black Seeds have been described by Clash Magazine as "one of the best live reggae acts on ... more
Our weekly pub quiz is held every Monday and starts at 7pm. It is bought to you by Believe It or Not.
While a team of 4 to 6 is ideal, a team of 2 works just fine (ask our current champions).
Register on the night ... more
Seedling Therapies Collective, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
Tue 23 Jan 2018 7:30PM / Mind & Body
Learn the fundamentals of Yoga Stretches and Breathing in a safe, friendly environment. Tailored to your body and your individual needs.
Meet some lovely humans, make some new friends, cultivate a new habit, learn some ... more
3 ball best ball stableford.
$500 shootout each day.
Amateur team prizes worth $10,000.
Your golfing weekend starts on Friday night with drinks and nibbles hosted by the Masterton Club. This event includes a ... more
Chooks fit into an edible backyard like honey in tea. They tick lots of boxes for the edible gardener – organic fertiliser providers, expert bug hunters, a weeding service, endless delight and eggs too!
Learn ... more
Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
Sat 27 Jan 2018 8:00PM / Rock
Topline Entertainment are proud to present for the first time in New Zealand "Rock Steady" featuring members from the multi platinum selling bands Bad Company and Foreigner in an all Star Classic Rock Super Group summer ... more
An evening to enjoy and celebrate the magic and musical genius of Abba with well known Auckland band "The Mermaids".
They present Abba's most beloved songs, featuring accomplished female vocalists Joe Cotton ... more
Social event raising funds for Otaki Surf Club, music supplied by local band The Homeless, featuring Andrew London and Jeremy Fleming (guitars), Anje Glindemann (drums) and Kirsten London (bass) with special guests Wayne ... more