Holdsworth is the main entrance to the eastern side of the Tararua Forest Park. Set against the backdrop of some of the highest peaks in the Tararua Range,
Holdsworth offers short walks and longer tramps through attractive forest and higher up into the alpine environment.
The picturesque Atiwhakatu Stream passes through the area, which is home to a diverse range of bird and insect life.
There is good riverside camping at Mount Holdsworth with plenty of open space.
Access to Mount Holdsworth is off State Highway 2 down Norfolk Road near Masterton. Follow Norfolk Road for about 20 minutes where it ends at Mount Holdsworth.