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.
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
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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)
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)
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)
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 kitchenware. Amenities include ironing equipment and satellite televis... (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 views.
ASURE Masterton Motor Lodge is 5 minutes' drive from Masterton t... (more)
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).
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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 bathroom.The property provides self-service laundry facilities. There i... (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.
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 conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, Wi-Fi and satellite TV.
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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.
Flashpackers:Comfortable double or twin bed rooms include electric blankets, tele... (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 kitchenettes and ironing facilities. Leisurely afternoons can be spent a... (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 throughout the park.
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The Blues Train is rolling in to the Carterton Events Centre bringing with it Laura Collins and the back porch blues band.
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