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Masterton

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.

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Acorn Estate Motel - Accommodation in Masterton New Zealand
8.30 206 Reviews
Solway, Masterton
063770155
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)
8.00 100 Reviews
Masterton
0508262534
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 Countdown/Moore Wilson supermarkets The RSA, Masterton Club Secondary Schools Wairarapa Retirement hom... (more)
ASURE Masterton Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Masterton New Zealand
7.80 183 Reviews
Solway, Masterton
0508644644
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)
BKs Chardonnay Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Masterton New Zealand
8.80 134 Reviews
Solway, Masterton
0800222880
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 Holiday Park & Motels - Accommodation in Masterton New Zealand
8.00 31 Reviews
Masterton
063726705
Situated on a safe sandy beach 50min/65km north-east of Masterton. Camp sites, cabins; accommodation for large groups; self-contained motel units.Park amenities include: communal kitchen, dining room, TV/guest lounge, communal toilet/shower facilities, guest laundry, linen hire, Wi-Fi inte... (more)
Castlepoint Hotel & Guesthouse - Accommodation in Whakataki New Zealand
8.00 44 Reviews
Whakataki
063726747
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)
Chanel Court Motel - Accommodation in Masterton New Zealand
8.40 38 Reviews
Masterton
063782877
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. ... (more)
Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park - Accommodation in Masterton New Zealand
8.30 677 Reviews
Solway, Masterton
0508342522
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)
9.10 226 Reviews
Masterton
0508267692
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)
9.20 44 Reviews
Masterton
0800188515
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)
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Empire Lodge - Accommodation in Masterton New Zealand
8.30 13 Reviews
Masterton
063771902
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. Flashpacker... (more)
Gateway Motor Inn - Accommodation in Masterton New Zealand
8.80 179 Reviews
Solway, Masterton
063788795
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)
Mawley Holiday Park - Accommodation in Masterton New Zealand
9.40 25 Reviews
Lansdowne, Masterton
063786454
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)
9.40 359 Reviews
Masterton
0800900009
5th Highest-Rated Accommodation Wellington Region - Trivago Awards 2017 The 4-star self-rated South Park Motel goes above and beyond expectation with ample amenities, comfortable rooms and friendly service. The motel's accommodation consists of 12 luxury air-conditioned suites. There are Studios, 1 Bedroom Suites, Large 2 Bedroom Suites with full kitchen, private patio and seperate lounge. All suites come with: Self-catering facilitie... (more)
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8.30 383 Reviews
Solway, Masterton
063774144
The Highwayman Motel in Masterton Your hosts Mark and Tanya invite you to come and enjoy their hospitality at The Highwayman Motel in Masterton – the heart of the beautiful Wairarapa region. With an affordable range of accommodation we have something to suit everyone From studio units to a one, two or three bedroom apartment, all spacious and well-equipped it’s your home away from home, whether you are travelling on your own or as a grou... (more)
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  • Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa
    Thu 30 Jan 2020 6:30PM / Folk
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    Wed 1 Jan 2020 10:00AM / Museums
    Come and watch an 8-minute AV that takes you on a tour of the henge and explains everything, then explore the henge on your own. Helpful staff always available in the Visitors Centre to answer your questions or show you ... more
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    Fri 31 Jan 2020 8:00PM / Public Talks & Tours
    Tour around the night sky and become a little familiar with some of the constellations. An instructor will take you for a tour with the laser pointer then follow up with telescope viewing. Talks may be included depending ... more
  • Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Thu 27 Feb 2020 7:00PM / Variety Concerts
    Once again the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band will be out on the road entertaining the masses. Renowned for its electric and stunning performances, “The Air Force on Tour” will take audiences on a wild ride of ... more
  • Eco Lodge, Masterton, Wairarapa
    Sun 16 Feb 2020 4:00PM / Mind & Body
    This is a hands-on workshop. Participants will: - make and take home 3 jars of different fermented vegetables. - get to taste a variety of fermented foods, sourdough bread, kombucha and kefir yoghurt. - be provided ... more
  • Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sat 30 Nov 2019 8:00PM / Public Talks & Tours
    Arrive before 8 PM. The gate opens after 7:30. 8PM - introduction, astronomical tour of the henge, watch the sunset and then watch the stars come out, learn about the constellations and asterisms. When is dark we will ... more
  • Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Thu 20 Feb 2020 7:00PM / Blues
    A musical jam night led by Grafia, an acronym for "get right away from it all" but involving other local musicians. Grafia is a band of musicians/songwriters who enjoy collaborating in performances, composing and ... more
  • Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sat 15 Feb 2020 12:30PM / Public Talks & Tours
    This two-day beginner’s astronomy course at Stonehenge Aotearoa runs from 12:30 to 5:00 pm on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February. Weather permitting; there will be a tour of the night sky and telescope viewing in the ... more
  • Fernside Gardens, Featherston, Wairarapa
    Sat 15 Feb 2020 10:00AM / Charity, Fundraisers
    For two days only, visit one of New Zealand’s most beautiful and historic gardens as part of a fund-raising event for Greytown Little Theatre’s new theatre development project. The magnificent house and gardens ... more
  • Edible Backyard, Ohau, Horowhenua
    Wed 19 Feb 2020 10:00AM / Family & Lifestyle
    A low key + no frills garden tour! No morning tea. No cup of java. No hang out and chat. Just a straight up tour of the potager, veggie patch, greenhouse and orchard. While we wonder I'll share what I'm up to, the ... more
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    Sat 22 Feb 2020 9:30AM / Family & Lifestyle
    Come along and check out my summer veggie patch, see my Autumn garden preps and all the things I'm doing to keep a steady flow of kai to our table. Sowing brassicas becomes an important mission from now for our Autumn ... more
  • Edible Backyard, Ohau, Horowhenua
    Wed 26 Feb 2020 10:00AM / Family & Lifestyle
    A low key + no frills garden tour! No morning tea. No cup of java. No hang out and chat - just a straight up tour of the potager, veggie patch, greenhouse and orchard. While we wonder I'll share what I'm up to, the ... more
  • Loco, Ōtaki, Kapiti Coast
    Sat 15 Feb 2020 4:00PM / Folk
    Relax in the gorgeous gardens of LOCO Miniature Trains just North of Otaki, and enjoy local bands The Andrew London Duo, The Legal Tender Duo and guest Wayne Mason. Andrew and Kirsten deliver their trademark repertoire ... more
  • The Rotary Lounge, Ōtaki, Kapiti Coast
    Sun 9 Feb 2020 2:00PM / Mind & Body
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    Sat 22 Feb 2020 2:00PM / Festivals
    Fury At The Brewery 2020. Panhead Custom Ales and Southern Pro Wrestling have joined forces and created the most dominant tag team in New Zealand! What does that mean? Fury At The Brewery! Join us at the Panhead ... more
  • Mayfair Cafe, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Sat 22 Feb 2020 7:30PM / Comedy
    One night only! An eclectic collection of Wellington comedians will be bringing their best material in an attempt to sell out... a show. Doors open at 7:00 and the show will kick off at 7:30. We will have six ... more
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