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.
Just outside of Carterton Fensham reserve is large loop track that takes you through towering native trees and it's one of the best walks in the Wairarapa for families.
Follow the boardwalk through a recovering wetland and remnant of flooded forest at Carters Reserve just outside on Carterton.
This walking track takes you around Palliser Vineyard towards the river and back through the centre of the vineyard.
The Featherston Reserves Walkway is a series of four short walking tracks all within an easy walk of Featherston.
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 Orui Walk is a fantastic two or three day walking experience over private farmland and Wairarapa coastline. The walk begins and ends at Orui Station located at Riversdale Beach (45 minutes drive east of Masterton).