Henley Lake is at the centre of a network of flat tracks winding through 43 hectares of wetlands and native plantings in Masterton, popular with walkers, cyclists, runners and families.
The Waipoua River and Ruamahanga River flow along two sides of the reserve with excellent picnic spots along the banks. There’s heaps of birdlife at Henley Lake too - someone recorded over 72 different species of birds.
The Henley Lake and Wetlands Trail, as part of Masterton's Recreational Trails is 3.6km. Entry to this trail is from Colombo Road or Te Ore Ore Road. Download a map of the Recreational Trails here, or take a look at the interconnecting Landsdowne Recreational Trail.
Henley Lake is also the site of the ‘splash and dash’ event as part of the Wairarapa Balloon Festival. Balloonists test their skills with a flight over the lake dipping their basket into the water before taking off again.
Take a look at more walks you can do in the Wairarapa.