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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)
Akura Farmstay - Accommodation in Masterton New Zealand
9.50 4 Reviews
Masterton
063788104
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)
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 Woolworths/Moore Wilson supermarkets The RSA, Masterton Club Secondary Schools Wairarapa Retirement ho... (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)
Bel Mar - Studio Unit - Accommodation in Te Whiti New Zealand
Te Whiti
063786858
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. ... (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)
Colonial Cottage (2012) Ltd - Accommodation in Masterton New Zealand
9.10 19 Reviews
Masterton
0800770063
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)
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)
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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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Double Bridges Bed & Breakfast/Farmstay - Accommodation in Masterton New Zealand
9.30 3 Reviews
Opaki, Masterton
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)
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)
Ever Rest Garden B&B - Accommodation in Homebush New Zealand
10.00 2 Reviews
Homebush
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 - Accommodation in Masterton New Zealand
10.00 4 Reviews
Masterton
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)
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)
Jaydees Lavender Lifestyle - Accommodation in Te Ore Ore New Zealand
9.80 8 Reviews
Bideford, Te Ore Ore
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 - Accommodation in Castlepoint New Zealand
10.00 5 Reviews
Castlepoint, Castlepoint
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. ... (more)
Llandaff Country Residence - Accommodation in Masterton New Zealand
10.00 54 Reviews
Upper Plain, Masterton
063786628
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)
Maggie's B&B  Homestay - Accommodation in Opaki New Zealand
9.40 16 Reviews
Opaki, Opaki
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)
Mas des Saules - Accommodation in Homebush New Zealand
9.80 20 Reviews
Homebush, Homebush
063772577
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)
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)
Natusch House - Accommodation in Masterton New Zealand
Masterton
063775532
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)
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  • Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa
    Sun 15 Jul 2018 4:00PM / Music Festivals
    Aratoi & Grafia present Sarah Dill & Jhan Lindsay, two singer-songwriters at NZ Pacific Studio. Sarah Dill: http://www.sarahdillmusic.com/ Jhan Lindsay: http://www.jhanlindsay.com/ Doors open 3.30pm. Tickets $10 ... more
  • Wairarapa College, Masterton, Wairarapa
    Fri 6 Jul 2018 7:00PM / Mind & Body
    With the outstanding success and popularity of TV2’s award winning series ‘Sensing Murder’, Kelvin has literally been swamped with people wanting to see him. Passing on messages from people who have died and ... more
  • Majestic Theatre and Gaiety Hall, Masterton, Wairarapa
    Mon 16 Jul 2018 9:30AM / Musicals
    School holiday fun! If you love performing already or would just love to develop more confidence, then this 3-day workshop is for you! Singing, dancing, movement and stagecraft are all included in this fun, ... more
  • Trust House Theatre, Masterton, Wairarapa
    Fri 29 Jun 2018 7:00PM / Theatre
    This quintessential Kiwi classic chronicles the friendship between a 12-year-old boy and the wild-limbed Firpo. Through the boy's eyes, we see the wonder of life on a perfect beach, in a perfect 1930s New Zealand, ... more
  • Memorial Square, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sun 14 Jan 2018 9:00AM / Markets and Fairs
    Carterton Farmers' Market is a Sunday market held in the centre of the town from 9am in Memorial Square. Night Market on 16th June from 4pm at Carterton Events Centre! Buy locally grown, fresh veges, ... more
  • Carterton Events Centre, Carterton, Wairarapa
    Sat 21 Jul 2018 7:30PM / Fashion
    The only upcycled fashion awards event in New Zealand We are passionate about making these sustainable Fashion Awards a successful national sustainable Event, and are delighted to again welcome our partner sponsor, ... more
  • Empire Hotel, Featherston, Wairarapa
    Mon 19 Feb 2018 7:00PM / Games, Hobbies
    Our weekly pub quiz is held every Monday. It starts at 7pm and finishes by 9:30pm so it's not too late if you have a train to catch in the morning. It is bought to you by Believe It or Not. While a team of 4 to 6 ... more
  • Edible Backyard, Ohau, Horowhenua
    Sat 30 Jun 2018 9:30AM / Family & Lifestyle
    A workshop to boost your pruning confidence. Good pruning = good fruiting Compact, productive trees can happen. Though the best (and simplest) time to make this happen is when trees are young - wild and woolly ... more
  • Weraroa Domain, Levin, Horowhenua
    Sat 7 Jul 2018 7:00PM / Circus
    Brand new circus on its very first tour in New Zealand. KJ's "Cirque Grande" - all new circus sensation presents world-class acts from around the globe. It brings a fresh and exciting new look to the circus in ... more
  • Otaki Public Library, Otaki, Kapiti Coast
    Fri 20 Jul 2018 10:30AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    Ever wondered what goes on inside the mind of a Robot? Come and meet Blue the fully automated humanoid robot. Blue responds to your questions, follows commands, and even dances. Can you spin a Shero? Have a go ... more
  • Otaki Public Library, Otaki, Kapiti Coast
    Tue 17 Jul 2018 2:30PM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    The Session starts with a rhythmical warm-up (physical/mental), preparing for a fun-filled introduction to- and exploration of a wide range of authentic/professional percussion instruments. Depending on the age, talent ... more
  • Waikanae Public Library, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
    Mon 16 Jul 2018 10:30AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    Join author/illustrator Paul Beavis for an illustration workshop like no other! Learn how to draw Mrs Mo’s Monster and as well as your own unique creation. Age: 7-10 Unleash your inner monster is part of Beyond ... more
  • Waikanae Public Library, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast
    Thu 19 Jul 2018 1:00PM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    Legendary dancer and performer Sir Jon Trimmer Leading Guest Artist for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, introduces some of the much-loved stories of the ballet that have inspired generations of dancers and audiences around ... more
  • Cossie Club, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Thu 12 Jul 2018 7:00PM / Rock
    The Rock are proud to present The Feelers 25th Anniversary Tour. Twenty Five years ago James Reid and Hamish Gee formed one of our best-loved bands, The Feelers and started on a journey writing and recording some of the ... more
  • Upper Hutt Pop-Up Library, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Sun 15 Jul 2018 1:00PM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    Join Anna Bailey from String Bean Puppets for a puppet show about the struggle of native plant species against invasive weeds. Bookings are required, so don't miss out. Ages: all ages The Tree Friends is part of ... more
  • Upper Hutt Pop-Up Library, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Mon 16 Jul 2018 11:00AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    Get ready for the ballet and join us for frills and twirls at our ballet-themed craft session. Bookings are required, so don't miss out. Ages: 5+ Ballerina Art Craft is part of Beyond the Page, a literary ... more
  • Upper Hutt Pop-Up Library, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Mon 9 Jul 2018 2:00PM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    Have an idea or story you want to tell or show? Fancy publishing your own book or magazine? Zines are handmade magazines that can be made by everyone. Come along to our Zine session to find out about Zines, and express ... more
  • Upper Hutt Pop-Up Library, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Fri 20 Jul 2018 11:00AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    Whether you're new to comics or an expert, explore the joys of sequential art with Sarah Laing. Bookings are required, so don't miss out. Ages: 10-13 Comics with Sarah Laing is part of Beyond the Page, a ... more
  • HAPAI Building, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Sat 7 Jul 2018 11:00AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    Love writing? Learn how to shape a powerful piece of writing and find a unique character voice to express it with NZ writer and author Mandy Hager. Registration required, so don't miss out. Ages: 10-13 Writing ... more
  • HAPAI Building, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Sat 14 Jul 2018 10:30AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    Hear young author Ben Spies talk about his journey to publish books independently - and he'll teach you how to create, publish, and bind your own book. Bookings are required, so don't miss out. Ages: 7-12 Create ... more
  • HAPAI Building, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Sat 14 Jul 2018 10:30AM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    Hear young author Ben Spies talk about his journey to publish books independently - and he'll teach you how to create, publish, and bind your own book. Bookings are required, so don't miss out. Ages: 7-12 Create ... more
  • HAPAI Building, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
    Tue 17 Jul 2018 2:00PM / Children, Kids, Holidays
    Ever wondered what goes on inside the mind of a Robot? Come and meet Blue the fully automated humanoid robot. Blue responds to your questions, follows commands, and even dances. Can you spin a Shero? Have a go ... more
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