The Lansdowne tracks has great views of Masterton, the Tararua Ranges and a hidden lake; a great place to have a picnic with the kids. The Fourth Street entrance just off State Highway 2 is the closest to Masterton. Check out other interconnected Recreational Trails.
Mount Holdsworth is the main entrance to the eastern side of the Tararua Forest Park. With some of the highest peaks in the Tararua Range, Holdsworth offers short walks and longer tramps through forest and into the alpine environment.
Kiriwhakapapa Loop, about 15 minutes from Masterton, is a well-graded walk through forest with some planted Redwoods and the Blue Range Hutt being key features of this walk.
Paulownia Estate is a Masterton vineyard producing very beautiful, distinctive wines.
The Masterton Golden Shears is a huge Wairarapa event attracting visitors from across Australasia, all for a shot at the Sheep Shearing Championship.
Trust House Recreation Centre in Masterton is a great Wairarapa family thing to do! Heaps of pools and fun things to do right next to Queen Elizabeth Park and Aratoi Museum.
There's always something fascinating at Aratoi in Masterton, the Wairarapa's largest museum. You'll discover national and Wairarapa displays, exquisite Māori taonga/treasures, ceramics, paintings, photography, children's art, textiles, and much more.
River Grove Olives lies on the banks of the Ruamahanga River in Masterton. The olive grove has around 1,700 trees. River Grove blends different olive varieties as well as offering single varietal extra virgin olive oils.
Mahunga Golf Course in Masterton, is a flat, easy walking 18 hole golf course on 2 levels. The upper level golf holes provide cracker views to the Tararua Ranges.