The Waiohine River has carved out a spectacular gorge, bisecting the landscape and setting an attractive backdrop. The suspension bridge spanning the gorge forms a spectacular gateway to the Tararua Forest Park.
The Masterton Golden Shears is a huge Wairarapa event attracting visitors from across Australasia, all for a shot at the Sheep Shearing Championship.
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.
Cobblestones Museum in Greytown, is more of an historic village than a museum. The name of the Cobblestones museum comes from the well-preserved courtyard at the entrance and inside the stables and dates to the days of Cobb & Co.
The Wool Shed is a glimpse into the farming history of the Wairarapa and the international sport of shearing. Located in Masterton, across the road from Queen Elizabeth Park, The Wool Shed is a great family thing to do.
The Wairarapa Racing Club was officially formed in 1864, and shifted to its location at Tauherenikau, just north of Featherston in 1874. The site provides one of the most picturesque environments for a horse racing club in New Zealand. The Wairarapa horse racing calendar features a series of fun family picnic style horse races.