Boating across the lake at Queen Elizabeth Park is loads of fun for the whole family. On a kayak, a row boat or a pedal boat there’s nothing like gliding over the water with the ducks.
The Masterton Motorplex International Drag Strip draws thousands of people to Masterton around 5 times each year! Cars from across the world come to impress with their machines and quarter mile drag times.
The Wairarapa Country Music Festival at the picturesque Tauherenikau Race Course is a great chance to see a line-up of well-known and emerging country music stars performing over several nights.
Creativity takes centre stage at the Kokomai Creative Festival, a 10 day dance, theatre, art & music festival held throughout the Wairarapa from 10-19 October 2019.
Kokomai presents world-class events of all genres from music, film and visual arts to theatre and comedy. There are events across the region - workshops, events and performances at heaps of Wairarapa locations. There's something to entertain everyone.
Keep an eye on the festival website for news.
Commonly known as the TK Markets, Martinborough.
Catch the steam train, pick daffodils at Middle Run and enjoy the Carterton street market as part of the town's fun-filled daffodil festival.
The Wairarapa A&P Show is held every Spring at the Clareville Showgrounds just outside of Carterton. Livestock, equestrian, farm machinery and wood choppers all have their day in the sun at this fantastic family event.
Queen Elizabeth Park in Masterton is probably the best kids park in New Zealand. Deer, ducks, paddle boats, a mini train, a mini golf course and Mr Whippy every day in the summertime. Nice!
The Martinborough Fair is the best craft fair in New Zealand, held twice each year in February and March.
See some of the rarest aircraft in the world at Wings Over Wairarapa, a must see airshow held every two years in Masterton at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton.