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. A huge playground, deer, ducks, paddle boats, a miniature train and mini golf course . Nice!
The Martinborough Fair is the best craft fair in New Zealand, held twice each year usually the first Saturday 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.
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.
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.
Cobblestones Museum in Greytown is an historic village with an old schoolhouse, public hospital, colonial cottage and much more.
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.