Family Friendly

For families Masterton is the place to be, with tonnes of fun all in one place – and much of it free. It is filled with great activities, from museums to lakeside walks and farm tours! And there are plenty of fun family activities…

Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park has to be your first stop. You’ll love the new skatepark, huge playground, flying fox, miniature train and pedal boats, mini-golf, and BMX track. While you’re there take a walk around the park’s beautiful trees.

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Museums & Galleries

Check out Aratoi – Wairarapa Museum of Art & History, the largest museum in the Wairarapa and ConArt Gallery & Studios where artists create and sell artwork from colourful containers, both in the Masterton Arts Quarter.  

Trust House Recreation Centre

Trust House Recreation Centre has indoor heated pools, a hydro-slide, river ride, and spa and outdoors it has three pools, a speed slide and diving pool. 

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Pukaha National Wildlife Centre

See endangered wildlife, walk through the fantastic free flight aviary or take a tour at Pukaha National Wildlife Centre.

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The Wool Shed

Learn hands-on about wool and sheep shearing in two historic woolsheds at The Wool Shed. 

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Henley Lake Park

Take a walk or cycle around Henley Lake, with 43 hectares of wetlands and native planting, or try the interconnected Lansdowne Recreational Trail or Waipoua River Trail. 

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Wairarapa Farmers Market

Stock up on your families healthy favourites at the Wairarapa Farmers’ Market on Judds Road. Find a range gorgeous local produce at every Saturday, 9am-1pm.

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