Norsewood is just outside of the Wairarapa region but is a fantastic Norwegian, tourist village.
Just north of Masterton is Middleton Model Railway, one of the largest model railways in New Zealand!
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.
In the small town of Mangatainoka, about 50 minutes' drive north of Masterton is Tui Brewery with its iconic brick tower.
The Pointon Collection, just five minutes from Masterton, brings the stories of a rotating range of vintage cars and motorcycles to life.
Fell Locomotive Museum in Featherston houses H199, the only locomotive of its type in the world!
Wairarapa Heritage Association is a trail of Wairarapa museums running from Featherston to Mount Bruce. Check out some of the fabulous places you can visit!
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.